Beauty of Finnish Extremes by Eicca from Apocalyptica
A lake as smooth as glass, shores full of almost neon-green birches bursting with chlorophyll. A freshness in the warm air. Birdsong fusing with kids’ laughter echoing from the sauna. Or then again, winter’s blue darkness, creaking snow underfoot, seeing your breath in the air before it freezes into crystals on your coat. The list goes on endlessly. Finland’s summer and winter are two separate worlds that rouse different senses and create distinct atmospheres. For creative people, the seasons are an endless source of inspiration.
Composer Eicca Toppinen is one of the most famous Finnish musicians in the world. His band Apocalyptica and their symphonic heavy metal music has been winning over hearts since 1993. Eicca, who lives in the woods of Sipoo near Helsinki, finds different extremes and their combinations fascinating in his personal life as well.
Helsinki is a modern, pocket-sized European city known for design and high technology. Helsinki’s attractive and unique character comes from its proximity to the sea, as well as its location between the East and the West.