Explore Finland

I moved to Finland in 2010 and have since explored the country to my best abilities. Finland is an amazing country full of unexpected experiences and stunningly beautiful nature right at your doorstep, even when you’re living the heart of the Capital. I hope I can inspire you to discover more of our beloved Suomi!
My favourite way to travel are roadtrips, but all these include plane rides or train trips as well.
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  • Kemi: Olokolo or the Snowhotel?

    Kemi: Olokolo or the Snowhotel?

    A recent trip to Lapland brought us to Kemi – one of the biggest cities and home to a couple of the most amazing activities and sights of the area. We spent our first night of the trip in an …

  • Breaking the Ice with Sampo

    Breaking the Ice with Sampo

    There haven’t been many posts or photos that got me this many questions and reactions – and I’m so happy about that! The trip with the Icebreaker Sampo was a somewhat life-changing experience for me. Up in Kemi you can …

  • Lapland Getaway: Luosto

    Lapland Getaway: Luosto

    Up in Lapland, a good two hour drive from Rovaniemi airport lies Luosto – in the heart of one of the oldest Finnish National parks. The area is special for many reasons, but let’s get to that in a bit. …

  • NBE phone recap

    NBE phone recap

    The Nordic Bloggers’ Experience 2016 is officially over since last Wednesday and I’ve slowly found my pace again, slept properly and had time to go through some of my photos and revisit the memories. We had been working on the …

  • #helsinkilove: Christmas vibes

    #helsinkilove: Christmas vibes

    I only started to really like Christmas when I moved away from Luxembourg and home, curiously. My parents always loved to travel and the Christmas holidays during my schoolyears were amongst the longest ones, so we spent many years somewhere …

  • The Getaway: 5 steps back to Sanity in Ã…land

    The Getaway: 5 steps back to Sanity in Ã…land

    Ã…land really is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen and the perfect place to let your daily life behind you. The Getaway was just the right thing for relaxing, being outdoors, turn off your phone and …

  • Helsinki City Escapes VI: Kayaking in the archipelago

    Helsinki City Escapes VI: Kayaking in the archipelago

    My Helsinki City Escapes are probably my favourite topic to share with you, because it’s simply my favourite thing: to get out and be in nature. I’m repeating myself all over, but Helsinki’s proximity to nature, is what makes me …

  • Helsinki City Escape V: Kivinokka

    Helsinki City Escape V: Kivinokka

    It’s finally time for inspiration and long awaited and necessary summer content.   Kivinokka is a nature area East of Helsinki, like most of my city escapes really easy to get to, so there’s no excuse for not going again. …

  • Weekend trip: Lakeland Paradise Saimaa

    Weekend trip: Lakeland Paradise Saimaa

    On my quest to get a decent winter experience this season, I was mainly struck by the prospect of skating on frozen lake Saimaa. Finland being the land of 1000 lakes (192.000 to be exact) offers almost endless possibilities to …

  • A Roadtrip Guide to Finland

    A Roadtrip Guide to Finland

    Roadtrips are my favourite way of travelling. It gives you complete independence and flexibility, you can go wherever you want, stop whenever you want, really discover a place, admire the sceneries – plus I love driving. Finland is a country …

  • 4 Things to do in Porvoo (that you wouldn’t expect, necessarily)

    4 Things to do in Porvoo (that you wouldn’t expect, necessarily)

    About a 45 minute bus ride from Helsinki lies charming little Porvoo, a popular city escape destination for the ones that seek a time-out from the buzzing city life down here in Helsinki. #nbefinland treated a bunch of international travel …


  • Finnish winter memories #suomiretki

      Winter is undoubtedly here by now, but since I found the past couple of weeks of dreary weather and little snowfall not particularly inspiring, yet I would choose this anytime over the glistening heat of July. It’s a cozy …


  • About Finnish: Crowds

    Another situation in which the “common” behaviour of Finns vastly differs from other European countries, apart from the classic (weather), is when looking at Finnish concert audiences. To be fair, I should mention that this observation excludes events where the …