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Finland: the land of midnight sun, midsummer traditions and during the winter… a lot of snow. Our dear home country. The safest place on the planet, mostly. We have four seasons: beautiful summers, cold winters and then lovely short periods of warm springs and colourful autumns in between. We have free healthcare and education and we created Angry Birds.

Finland might not be considered the most exciting destination in the world, but it should definitely be a little bit higher on everyone’s travel goal bucket list. We don’t write a lot about it, but we’re definitely working on changing that. After all, there’s quite a lot of magical stuff to see and do here!

  • Phew, that’s it. We’re done with Gishwhes for this year… or possibly, for forever. Misha Collins, our leader and overall Overlord, has hinted all summer that this may very well be the last Gishwhes of all times. At least, “as we know it”. So, now we wait and…

  • It’s good to have some active friends around you. You know, the kind that get ideas and then head out to just make them happen. This was exactly the case last week when my friend Karl was visiting from Wales and my flatmate Heli had the afternoon off.…

  • The capital of Finland, Helsinki, is not the biggest capital in the world: a little over 600,000 people inhabit our precious home town. Not many internationally famous films have been filmed in Helsinki (or Finland for that matter) either, but that didn’t stop us from sceneframing some of…

  • Last summer, two of our British friends came over to spend a glorious Midsummer here in Finland with us. Out of a tourist day in Helsinki, a roadtrip to Koli National Park, midsummer traditions in the Lahti lake district, a day in Savonlinna and a lovely night in…

  • Events everywhere! Have a look at some of the most exciting events we’re attending in the upcoming months. World Travel Market London (7-9 November 2016) World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. Through its…

  • What a lovely Midsummer weekend and a roadtrip to the Koli National Park we had! Our guests for the week (Karl from Wales and James from England) absolutely loved the Finnish Midsummer traditions. We saw hundreds of lakes and forests in addition to a few stunning sunsets during our…

  • Something exciting is happening in Espoo, Finland: the world’s biggest sauna is being built. After the grand opening on April 23rd, up to 300 people will be able to share the experience in the 310m2 (approx. 3337ft2) tent being built. That means it will be almost double the…