I spent a night in the woods alone in October. Some might think it is brave. Is it?
Finnish folklore and the creation of Milky Way
Finns are often said to be "connected to nature". These Finnish folk traditions and folklore I talk about circle around trees.
Västerby – Trail runs and tent spots
Visit Västerby recreation area in Finland. I challenged myself with a trail run but a calm camp night is just as good option.
Flying horses – Musée national Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall plays with colour and inserts strange creatures in his paintings. The museum in Nice is definitely worth a few euros and a short visit.
Hat for the statue and picnic at a park – My cap’s first May Day
I had never worn my graduation cap on May Day - it is a Finnish tradition that I had missed due to living abroad. It is not just any kind of hat though.
Before the storm – Tapiontaival trail in Salmi
There was time to go for a quiet winter walk before the snowstorm Valtteri/Malik arrived.
Wilderness cafes – Skiing in Lapland
Wilderness cafes and ski trail cafes are a common in most of the touristy areas in Lapland. They are part of the skiing culture, which has long traditions in Finland.
Midwinter magic in pictures. Snow makes everything brighter and more elegant. Winter in Finland is beautiful.
Autumn colours and mice with silicone diet – Herajärvi trail
About 60 km of walking in Eastern Finland? Absolutely! Herajärvi trail in Koli National Park was brilliantly autumnal. Golden colours and cheeky animals.
Edelfelt’s quaint atelier
A visit to a famous painter's atelier makes me want to pick up a paint brush. Albert Edelfelt was one of Finland's most celebrated painters in the 19th century.