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Finnish Summer Food

While Finnish winter staples such as hearty stews keep us warm during the cold months, we prefer our summer food to be light, fresh and easy to prepare.

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Biking and Skating the Archipelago Trail

Every skateboarder is an explorer, and finding new spots to skate, film and photograph is an essential part of the sport. Our culture is also deeply visual, so the more exotic and rare the spot, the more appealing it is. This led our crew of six on a voyage …

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The 6 Love Spells of Midsummer

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.

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Moomins, Santa and Angry Birds – activity parks, Finnish style

How about spending a day with the one and only Santa? Or going on a stroll around magical Moominvalley or an adventure in the Angry Birds world? Activity and adventure parks are scattered around Finland, and all have something unique to offer.

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Summer

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.

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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.

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Surfing Finn Style

Finland may be a long way from Hawaii but the surf's up in this Nordic country.

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Helsinki and Lakeland Routes

Experience Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland through a road trip you will never forget.

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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.

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Finnish Summer Food Biking and Skating the Archipelago Trail The 6 Love Spells of Midsummer Moomins, Santa and Angry Birds – activity parks, Finnish style Summer On the (coastal) footsteps of Tove Jansson Surfing Finn Style Helsinki and Lakeland Routes The Essentials of (Summer) Cottage Life