Category Archives: Finland

Camping in Nuuksio National Park

Here’s somewhere I never thought I’d find myself – spending a summer Saturday cramped into a tiny tent on soggy ground, deep in the forests of a national park. But that’s exactly where I ended up in early August. And the

Camping in Nuuksio National Park

Here’s somewhere I never thought I’d find myself – spending a summer Saturday cramped into a tiny tent on soggy ground, deep in the forests of a national park. But that’s exactly where I ended up in early August. And the

Kallio Block Party

Helsinki’s Kallio district is definitely one of the liveliest in the city – the party doesn’t seem to stop here, ever. And every August for one glorious night the party grows even larger, with a huge block party that takes

Kallio Block Party

Helsinki’s Kallio district is definitely one of the liveliest in the city – the party doesn’t seem to stop here, ever. And every August for one glorious night the party grows even larger, with a huge block party that takes

Iceland in Helsinki

It’s been nearly two years, but I’m still excited whenever I look back on that one night in September 2015, when Iceland came to Helsinki. The Finnish importers of Skyr – the Icelandic dairy product/superfood – took an island off

Iceland in Helsinki

It’s been nearly two years, but I’m still excited whenever I look back on that one night in September 2015, when Iceland came to Helsinki. The Finnish importers of Skyr – the Icelandic dairy product/superfood – took an island off

A Regatta in Hanko

The Hanko Regatta was an annual tradition of mine for a long time; the best part of each summer, to be honest. But after several years, I have a hard time finding even a handful of pictures from the event that

A Regatta in Hanko

The Hanko Regatta was an annual tradition of mine for a long time; the best part of each summer, to be honest. But after several years, I have a hard time finding even a handful of pictures from the event that

Snapshot: Midnight Sun in Finland

Summer Solstice – also known as June 21st – is the longest day of the year. The length of this day is on clear display if you head north enough. In Finland, for example, the sun never sets on this day.

Snapshot: Midnight Sun in Finland

Summer Solstice – also known as June 21st – is the longest day of the year. The length of this day is on clear display if you head north enough. In Finland, for example, the sun never sets on this day.

Enjoying the Summer Sun on Lake Saimaa

Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’, which sounds like an exaggeration but is actually a severe understatement, since there are more than 188 000 lakes dotting the entirety of the small country. The biggest of those lakes

Enjoying the Summer Sun on Lake Saimaa

Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’, which sounds like an exaggeration but is actually a severe understatement, since there are more than 188 000 lakes dotting the entirety of the small country. The biggest of those lakes

Just another day in July / on the Finnish West Coast

Late July is always the hottest time of the Finnish summer. This year is no exception. I wake up to the stifling heat in Rauma, where I’m visiting my mother, and maybe even more than her the surroundings that built

Just another day in July / on the Finnish West Coast

Late July is always the hottest time of the Finnish summer. This year is no exception. I wake up to the stifling heat in Rauma, where I’m visiting my mother, and maybe even more than her the surroundings that built