Because of the long, cold winter Finns celebrate their summer very passionately. Some go to music festivals, others are sailing among the coastal islands or enjoying slow life at their summer cottages. For three brief - but oh, so sweet! - months, the temperatures soar high and the sun does not set at all.
On the (coastal) footsteps of Tove Jansson
Tove Jansson - the world-famous Finnish creator of the Moomins - loved the sea. We visited some of her favorite places around the southern coast of Finland.
Finland may be a long way from Hawaii but the surf's up in this Nordic country.
Helsinki and Lakeland Routes
Experience Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland through a road trip you will never forget.
The Essentials of (Summer) Cottage Life
The cottage is an institution in Finland. In the holiday seasons, Finns flock to the countryside for quietness and relaxation at cosy hideouts.
Meet Pelle - the Artist in the Finnish Archipelago
If Finland is one of the world's best kept secrets then Gunnarsstrand is a secret within a secret. Meet Pelle, the beachcomber artist who has lived there all his life.
Top 10 ways to enjoy the Midnight Sun
With the midnight sun anything you can do during the day, you’ll be able to do at night – with a special edge, mind you.
Finland is the land of the Midnight Sun. Over two thirds of the world’s people who experience this phenomenon live in Finland.
Midsummer – Go Peaceful or Go Party
Midsummer is a main national holiday in Finland, and is spent either relaxing or celebrating.
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