Contrast is the main ingredient in Finnish cultural life, probably because everything looks and sounds different from our northern perspective.
How often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence or do your morning routines in a lakeside cottage listening to birds twittering? Spending your summer days in a cottage near water is like taking a crash course into Finnish mentality – nothing calms and relaxes the Finns like days spent at their summer cabin.
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 …
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.
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.
Whether you’re looking for the experience of a raw DIY skate park or a new concrete metropolis, Finland has it all. The long, bright summer days (and nights) make Finland the ideal destination for the traveling skateboarder.
Finlands national parks and forests hide thousands of strange stories and secrets to be revealed by those who love nature hiking and trekking. These are places known only by very few. Do you dare to explore them?