Category Archives: Finland

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 […]

Dog Sledding in Rovaniemi (Husky Tours, Tips, & More!)

Dog Sledding in Rovaniemi

Are you planning to go dog sledding in Rovaniemi on your Lapland trip?  This guide gives you all the details about what to expect from husky tours in Rovaniemi, including tips, what to wear, and the best-rated tours for a safari. Dog Sledding in Rovaniemi Dog sledding has been a way of life in the […]

Helsinki Packing List: 10 Useful Things to Pack for Helsinki

Helsinki Packing List: 10 Useful Things to Pack for Helsinki

Traveling to Finland can be daunting when it comes to pondering over what to pack.  The seasons vary drastically and the weather can be extremely unpredictable at times. This is a quick Helsinki packing guide for those finding themselves in the Finnish capital.  It includes a few clothing items, electronics, packing tips, and more! Helsinki […]