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Autumn Trip to Lapland: Reindeer, Ruska and Auroras

Visiting the three nations border point, Lapland

I was got a chance to join an autumn trip to Lapland, to the top of Finland and to the top of Europe. Lapland is the wild north that has reindeer, fells and auroras. And in autumn they have the ruska, as the Finns call it, meaning yellow leaves. What was the place then? Kilpisjärvi, or Gilbbesjavri in the local ...

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The Lake Country of Finland: Lake Näsijärvi Reflections

Virrat boat sheds before storm

The Finnish lake country with its 187 000 lakes is the perfect summer destination. There are lakes to suit all tastes – small and big, narrow and wide – and on calm days they all reflect like a mirror. I was boating on Lake Näsijärvi, the 16th of the lakes in size and made this photo gallery to show you ...

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Southern Konnevesi National Park in 24 Hours

Southern Konnevesi, Finland

Southern Konnevesi National Park is one of Finland’s 40 national parks open to everyone to explore on foot – or even by boat. We made a short 24 hour trip to this fantastic new national park located in the Central Finland lake country.  My post will tell you what you can do in a day in Southern Konnevesi National Park, ...

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Winter Finland in 25 Photos: Nature Art, Frozen Lakes

Winter in Finland, walking on the lake

Finland is known as the country of a thousand lakes. In fact there are 187.000 of them. All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover for winter and afterwards snow falls on the ice. This makes winter Finland the perfect place for activities like skiing and skating or kick sledding and kite boarding on the lake. These photos will show ...

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Tampere Winter Walk

Pispala view to lake Pyhäjärvi, Tampere

This post shows you the Tampere winter and what sunny January weather can be like in 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 Tampere ...

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Saariselkä, Finland: Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

We spent a week on a 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. – Guest post by Maria Nygård ...

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