Category Archives: Finland

7 Villages in Finnish Lakeland You Need to Know About

Keuruu - 7 Villages in Finnish Lakeland You Need to Know About

There are so many amazing places to visit in Finland from the capital city to Lapland to the north.  This guide focuses on Finnish Lakeland and the spectacular places that exist there.  These are seven villages in Finnish Lakeland you need to know about. I recently visited Finnish Lakeland (Lahti and Tampere) and was blown […]

Ultimate One Day in Helsinki Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

One day in Helsinki itinerary for first-timers (things to do, places to see, and more!)

Helsinki, Finland is one of my favorite cities. I continue going back there year after year (many times a year) and always finding something new that excites me. While I think you can spend heaps of time there and never get bored… this guide is a one day in Helsinki itinerary for those just getting […]

7 Things to Do in Ruka and Kuusamo, Finland in Winter

Porjolan Pirtti or Santa's Cottage in Lapland, Finland in Kuusamo

My first memories of Lapland trace back to my childhood sitting in geography class learning about the barren and unrelenting landscape of the Nordic north.  I was enthralled and captivated by the cold and the people who could endure such conditions.  After all, I grew up in a place where the summers are so warm […]

Tallinn to Helsinki Ferry: Cruising Across the Baltic Sea with Tallink Megastar

It took me eight years of living in Europe to take a Baltic ferry.  I have visited the Baltics and Nordics so many times (I mean, I lived in Norway for four years!), but I never seemed to hop aboard a ship and sail to my next destination; it was all about the plane journey.  […]

How to See the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi (Tours + Tips)

Northern lights over Lapland

If you are planning a trip to Lapland, there is a very probable chance that seeing the northern lights in Rovaniemi is high on your list.  It was on mine!  This guide will walk you through the best Rovaniemi northern lights tours, how to see them, when to see them, and more! Have you witnessed […]