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Winter Finland in 25 Photos: Nature Art and Frozen Lakes

Winter in Finland, walking on the lake

Finland has approximately 187.000 lakes. These photos of winter Finland show what a Finnish lake looks like and how it changes during the snow season. All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover and later in the winter snow falls on the ice. This makes Finnish lakes a perfect place for all kinds of winter activities from skiing and skating to kick sledding and kiteboarding. ...

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Trip Ideas for 2017: MATKA Nordic Travel Fair

Matka Nordic Travel Fair Golden Gate Bridge

January is the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair time and the time to start planning your vacations and trips this year. Where would you like to go? Need trip ideas for 2017?   Should it be sun and beach, or just a short city break, with city life, art and culture? Probably both of them and something more if you listen to the polls travel companies make while preparing for the biggest happening of the ...

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Tampere Winter Walk

Pispala view to lake Pyhäjärvi, Tampere

This post on a Tampere winter walk shows what sunny January weather can be like in Tampere, Finland. We finally got snow and in some places a lot of it. Extreme Finnish winter temperatures and sunny winter days are finally here!  I went for a walk in the cold Tampere winter weather. I walked to the bridges of Tammerkoski rapids and to the slopes of Pispala Ridge outside ...

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Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

– Guest post by Maria Nygård –   We spent a week on our ski tour in Lapland in the wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park. I flew to Ivalo, Finland with three friends from Switzerland during Easter 2015. All we had with us was backpacks with warm clothes and food. No electricity, no modern conveniences. Only snow, sunshine and wild nature. ...

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