Helsinki (3/8) – Suomenlinna

I vote one of the greenest places on Earth! And when combining with the wavy sea and amazingly blue sky – almost the most calming and peaceful place you can visit! *** It was Saturday and the weather was perfect. It could only mean… a day-trip! I’m not that very good in planning holidays (luckily I…

Helsinki (2/8) – Little wanderers at Kaivopuisto

Don’t ask me why, but for our first exploring Helsinki day I chose Kaivopuisto area. Maybe because it looked green on the map, so I took for granted there would be a playground? Or maybe because it was next to the sea? And there’s nothing I like more than looking at the sea. Or maybe…

Helsinki (1/8)

When we announced to the world that we were going to Finland and especially when we mentioned staying in Helsinki for some time, a lot of reactions we got were like “What? They have the highest suicides rate in the world! Why would you go to such an unhappy place?” Well, the stereotype is definitely not too favourable for…

Looking for gems in the Amethyst Mine

On our way back to Rovaniemi at the end of our Lappish holidays we visited the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine located in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. To get to the mine we had to walk about 2km across the forest. The route was very nice, but – as always – there were plenty of annoying mosquitos.     Visitors…

Museum Siida in Inari

During our Arctic holidays we decided to explore a little more the culture of Sámi people by visiting the Siida Museum located in the village of Inari. Inari lies on the shores of one of the largest Finnish lakes, picturesque Inarijärvi. On the very day of our visit the sun was supposed to set there for…

Hiking in Arctic

I completely fell in love with Arctic and just can’t wait to go back! We spent few days close to Saariselkä in the Urho Kekkonen National Park. The area is perfect for hiking. There are lots of trails well prepared and signposted. We rented a cozy wooden cabin lost in the woods. It had sauna,…

Falling in love with Norwegian coast

The day after the whale safari we decided to rest a little and tranquilly explore the Norwegian coast. It was a beautiful and sunny day (which I could not and still can not get over! Oh, if only we’d had such weather during our safari, it would have been much much better!). We went for a small walk…