10 Charming Things to Do in Jyväskylä

10 Charming Things to Do in Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a major city in the Lakeland area, 3 hours north of Helsinki. If you are exploring southern and middle Finland, visiting Jyväskylä will be a highlight of your trip! It’s a city that all Finns love. Jyväskylä is even more special to me as it is my old...

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Things To Do in Ylläs Ski Resort

Things To Do in Ylläs Ski Resort

I’ll tell you a little secret. For us 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. This guide tells you what things to do and...

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Helsinki Things to Do: A Local’s Little Guide

Helsinki Things to Do: A Local’s Little Guide

Now we scratch the surface of the biggest city and capital, Helsinki! Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis, a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality. I put together a local's little guide to show you some new sides of the city....

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Visiting Rovaniemi – Favorite Places in Town!

Visiting Rovaniemi – Favorite Places in Town!

Rovaniemi. "What is that? I have never heard of such a place." That's ok! Most people know just one city in Finland and that is naturally the capital, Helsinki. When I am thinking about traveling to a new country, I find it difficult to be interested in visiting...

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The Ultimate Guide to Pyhä Luosto National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Pyhä Luosto National Park

Hiking in Pyhä Luosto national park was one of my life's best holidays. Our Lapland tour included two one-day trips and one longer three-day hike with two nights in a tent. Day hikes are easily done grab-and-go style, but a longer hike needs a bit of delightful...

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Easy Lapland Walking Day Trip near Rovaniemi

Easy Lapland Walking Day Trip near Rovaniemi

Lapland walking day trip is a must if you are visiting North Finland! For an easy day trip, I recommend Pyhä and Luosto region. There is Pyhä-Luosto national park, which has fells and hills of the ripe age of 2000 million. It is very close to Rovaniemi, but yet it...

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A Beginner’s Guide for Repovesi National Park

A Beginner’s Guide for Repovesi National Park

Visiting a national park in Finland should be high on your bucket list when you come to Finland! It is hard not to sound like my high school biology teacher, but national parks genuinely are the gateway to pristine Finnish nature and culture heritage. The oldest...

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