Helsinki & Lifestyle

Breaking the Ice with Sampo

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Did you know that you can go on an icebreaker cruise in Kemi, Northern Finland? The unique experience takes you on the retired vessel “Sampo”, who will also get you to plunge in the frozen water of the Arctic.

Lapland Getaway: Luosto

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Getting out into the nature of pure, deep Finnish winter is something that everyone should experience. It makes you fall in love with the season, understand why winter can be incredible and just be out and away from daily life for a while. Luosto is an ideal spot to do that, amidst a gorgeous National Park and the Fells. Some action? Snowmobiling, skiing and husky sled safaris are only a few ideas.

Dinner Date: Baskeri ja Basso

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In a rather unexpected setting, somewhere in the end of Eira, you’ll find a gem of a neighbourhood restaurant that makes Helsinkis food and restaurant scene so distinct and exciting. Fine dining in casual atmosphere, delicious wines and food – this is a prime example of what makes the Finnish food scene so exciting and interesting.

NBE phone recap

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The Nordic Bloggers’ Experience 2016 is over and out! The campaign officially concluded on Wednesday the 26th, and now I am processing the events and experiences of last week by simply putting down a little best of phone snapshots along with some thoughts of the week.

#helsinkilove: Christmas vibes

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I’m not wildly crazy about Christmas, but over the years I have learnt to appreciate the lights, the food, the vibes and the general coziness of this times of year. I also adore the Christmas markets, especially the one on the Senate Square in Helsinki is home to some wonderful gems.

The Getaway: 5 steps back to Sanity in Åland

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Åland really is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen and the perfect place to let your daily life behind you. Countless islands, magical bays, endless skies – what could you need more to let your mind reset. Apart from lounging about on the rocks behind our cottage, there are of course a few more things to experience!

Helsinki City Escape V: Kivinokka

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Nature time! Especially in busy times I find nothing more soothing and liberating than a trip into nature. Helsinki offers stunningly beautiful nature all around the city, with the Kivinokka area just a good 20 minutes from the centre is one of the hidden gems many miss out on. Let’s fix that.

Weekend trip: Lakeland Paradise Saimaa

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Getting out from the city for a weekend is the easiest thing to do in Helsinki – with many great destinations being in reachable proximity. The stunningly beautiful lakeland region of Saimaa is only one of many. Within a 3 hour drive you are in the middle of Finnish nature at its greatest.