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Finnish Easter is a big holiday, but not necessary as religious as it originally was back in the day. With this occasion, Finns mix pagan traditions with family time and some religious aspects. Easter is certainly a long weekend which cuts the spring nicely in half....read more
I’ll tell you a little secret. For Finns, Ylläs is one of the places in Finland to experience outdoors, Lapland and nature sports. Say to any Finn that you will visit Ylläs and you’ll get an approbative nod. Great choice.read more
Traveling from Helsinki to Lapland by train is the most convenient way to get from Southern Finland to Lapland if you have even one of the following: loads of stuff kids pets a car a limited amount of time We Finns often drive to Lapland. So did my family too but then...read more
Spring Finland Favorites
Coffee enthusiasts love Helsinki cafes because they offer authentic coffee flavors and surprises. In Helsinki, you have the chance to experience the traditional Finnish filter coffee, the brewings of the local roasteries, the latest specialties, and the Finnish coffee...read more
Porvoo in Finland is a darling little town famous for two things: its colorful Old town and cute almond pastry, called Runeberg’s Cake. As Porvoo is only a 50-minute bus ride away from Helsinki, it makes the most adorable day trip destination from the capital in any...read more
It is the culture that makes a place unique and, as we are talking about Finland here, a little bit weird. It is the culture that makes you say what? Whaaat?! I feel that our relatively odd habits are a part of our charm. A major part of our charm. Actually, now that...read more
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Let Me Show You My Helsinki!
Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis – a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality.
I put together a local’s ultimate guide to show you new sides of the city.
This guide tells you the loveliest restaurants and offers three self-guided city walks away from the crowds!