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Natural and Tasty: Finnish Food That Will Drive You Crazy

Literally covered by extensive forests and thousands of lakes Finland is a country that, if to be described with just one word, natural would be the your best choice. This Nordic country spends most of the year covered in snow and in sub-zero temperatures, and with just 17 people per square kilometer (making it the […]

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Visiting Finland: Things to See and Do in Helsinki

Easily walkable Helsinki is a medium sized city with enough things to see and do to keep you busy for a couple of days at most. This Scandinavian city is one of the coldest capitals in Europe with a yearly average temperature of just a few degrees above zero Celsius so unless you’re visiting late […]

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18 Naked in Helsinki: Baring it All in a Public Sauna

Few traditions are as rooted to the Finnish way of life as the sauna experience. So much, in fact, that families tend to have one in their homes when they can, but if not, will often visit the closest one for a good dose of extreme heat and humidity. As a visitor this may seem […]

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Saariselka: a Winter Playground in the Finnish Lapland

With a population of only 350 individuals year round Saariselka is a small town in the Finnish Lapland well known for its huge array of activities to enjoy mainly during the winter months, but also in summer. From ice fishing to mushing, snowmobile safaris, downhill skiing, cross country skiing or watching the Northern Lights there […]

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Beyond the Arctic Circle: Inari in the Finnish Lapland

It’s true: no matter how you look at it Inari is way up North, much more than you really think, and  yet despite being in the land of the Aurora Borealis, the Sami people, the continuous sub-zero temperatures and the days with no light Inari in the Finnish Lapland is a unique place not only […]

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10 Ice Fishing in Lapland, Finland

“Federico! How are you?” asked Micca, my guide for a day in Lapland  when he saw me walking into the arrival hall at Ivalo airport. I wasn’t about to confess that I was deadbeat after three days of travel, five airplanes and 18 hours of flying time. “I’m perfect, excited to be here again!” I […]

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