Midsummer is celebrated in Finland on the weekend following the 19th of June. The traditions of Midsummer go back hundreds of years. In the olden times, people celebrated the god of weather “Ukko” during Midsummer, hoping for good harvest and fertility. Even though the years have passed and the society …
To truly experience Finland, you have to get out of the city. That is why Finns head to their cottages both winter and summer, and so should you! The winter brings its own unique activities to cottage life such as skiing, ice-swimming, sledding - all in the beautiful background of a blanket of snow and ice as far as the eye can see.
Finland is perhaps best known for the Aurora Borealis, but the country has a lot more to offer than this celestial light show, especially for sporting daredevils. With its frozen waters and deep snow, you need look no further than this beautiful country to fulfil your winter sports’ needs.
Angela from China fell in love with the Northern Lights when she was a little girl. Now she works in one of the best places in the world to experience this amazing natural phenomenon - a glass igloo village in Finnish Lapland.
Old Porvoo is one of Finland’s most idyllic districts. The cobbled streets are lined with old, doll-house-like houses and on top of the hill a white stone church looks over the river valley. Wonderful in the summer, magical during wintertime. Only one hour East of Helsinki.
We all have problem pigs in our lives, nasty little things that make us angry, tired or stressed out. But no problem, here’s a perfect retreat. The Finnish winter calms down even the world’s angriest birds, so it will surely work for you too.