Category: Sport

Ski routes within Helsinki – where to go for cross-country skiing

In Helsinki there are about 180 km’s worth of groomed ski tracks – and at least an additional 500 km of tracks…

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 Finnish Lapland

In the middle of February we headed up to northern Finland for a winter adventure – a long weekend of…

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),…

Watching ice hockey at the Jäähalli, Helsinki

Last weekend we headed to the Jäähalli (“ice hall”; in Töölö) to watch a game of ice hockey. The match…

Traditional Finnish games: Pesäpallo and Mölkky

Recently we’ve had opportunities to play two traditional Finnish games: pesäpallo and mölkky. Both were great fun – and I’d…

Helsinki Olympic stadium: watching the European Athletics Championship

Last Thursday I went to watch an evening’s worth of events at the 2012 European Athletics Championships with Simon, a…

Finding a second-hand bicycle in Helsinki

With temperatures rising and the snow and ice disappearing, we’ve started thinking about using bicycles as an alternative to public…

Cross-country skiing in Helsinki

Cross-country skiing (“hiihto”) is a very popular winter sport in Finland – it’s not unusual to share the bus or tram…

Today we went with our friends Annti, Victoria and 2 year old little A for our first experience on a…

Two Sunday’s ago, Brigitte and I were a bit confused to hear lots of cheering outside fairly late in the…

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