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The Wooden towns of Finland

In a country of such abundant forests, Finland has been built mostly from wood all the way up to the last century. Still dotting the countryside today exist entire wooden towns that sit nearly as they did hundreds of years ago. A visit to one of these historic places is like entering a living time capsule into Finland's past.

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Meet Yuichi – the master of polar night

Even though many people associate the aurora with cold and snowy winter scenery, the most active seasons are actually autumn and spring when the earth’s orientation towards the sun maximises the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon.

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Autumn and Spring – the Best Aurora Seasons

Even though many people associate the aurora with cold and snowy winter scenery, the most active seasons are actually autumn and spring when the earth’s orientation towards the sun maximises the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon.

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Touring Finland’s finest micro breweries & distilleries

There is an exciting renaissance in craft brewing and distilling around the world and Finns are making a name for themselves with their own local brands. Small batch artisanal breweries and distilleries are a natural compliment to the Slow Food Movement which aims to preserve regional culinary traditions. Having never lost its connection to the past or its pioneering spirit, Finland is well positioned to produce unique products that evoke both nostalgia and a sense of adventure.

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An Unforgettable Family Christmas

Christmas is a time for families to make new memories together, yet it is usually over in the blink of an eye. This is where Finland steps in.

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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. Even though the years have passed and the society …

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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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Finland: even the stamps are gay

There is no staying in the closet in Finland. This is the country where you can send your postcards home with gay erotic stamps and take part in endless rainbow-coloured activities throughout the year.

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Countryside magic in a Finnish winter cottage

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.

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The Wooden towns of Finland Meet Yuichi – the master of polar night Autumn and Spring – the Best Aurora Seasons Touring Finland’s finest micro breweries & distilleries An Unforgettable Family Christmas The 6 Love Spells of Midsummer Moomins, Santa and Angry Birds – activity parks, Finnish style Finland: even the stamps are gay Countryside magic in a Finnish winter cottage