Category: Outside Helsinki

Pöllöretki – a unique Finnish birdwatching experience

If you are a keen nature lover and want to find owls in Finland, your best option is to join…

Visiting EMMA – the Espoo Museum of Modern Art in the WeeGee centre

The Espoo Musuem of Modern Art (EMMA) is located in the Tapiola suburb of Espoo, only a short bus ride…

Skiing in Tiilikkajärvi National Park

Nearly two years ago Brigitte and I visited Tiilikkajärvi National Park with Miska. Recently I was back there with Miska again,…

Dog sledding in Finnish Lapland – our little movie!

It’s taken longer than expected, but we’ve finally put together a little video of our husky sledding adventure (you can…

Two years in Finland

On Friday, we celebrated 2 years in Finland. As I knew it would, time has flown by. As we look…

Dog sledding in Finland – options and logistics

So you want to take a Husky tour in Finland? After our excellent dog sledding trip in Lapland (blogged here),…

Lahti, Heinola, Vääksy and Urajärvi

Lahti is the seventh largest city in Finland, lying about 100 km north of Helsinki. While visiting our friend Noora’s…

Summer in Finland – life at the kesämöki

Summer in Finland is a time for holiday – and nothing much is better than enjoying having a sauna and…

Rauma and Kiukainen

Earlier in the month we spend a lovely weekend in the Satakunta region (south-western Finland), staying with our friend Kaisa…

Sammallahdenmäki bronze age burial site

While travelling to Rauma with our friends Kaisa and Marianne, we decided to quickly look around at Sammallahdenmäki. This bronze…

A day visit to Turku

Last weekend we travelled to Turku with Noora, visiting this city on the south-western tip of Finland for the first…

Porvoo in Spring: chocolates, cathedral and Ravintolapaiva

Last Saturday we travelled 50 km east of Helsinki to the little town of Porvoo, with our friend Nora. Pete…

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