Hit Finland’s glassblowing trail

Hit Finland’s glassblowing trail

Finnish designers have been creating modern marvels with molten sand since the 1950s. Among the top spots to see contemporary glassblowers in action are Fiskars and Nuutajärvi, two creative hubs on Finland’s glass trail. Blown away Fiskars is a postcardesque ironworks village, roughly one hour’s drive west of Helsinki. When Fiskars Corporation – makers of

Experience the art of Arctic floating

Experience the art of Arctic floating

Floating in an icy lake sounds extreme if not outright painful, but for intrepid adventurers snugly wrapped up in a custom-made ice rescue suit, the experience is either relaxing or fun. Depending on the bather, some like to dive right in, while others prefer taking their time to enjoy the weightless feeling. “Many guests have

Treat yourself to the Lapp of luxury

Treat yourself to the Lapp of luxury

From treehouse suites to snug glass igloos, the options for maximum comfort in Finnish Lapland are impressive throughout the year. For many people, just being in Lapland is a treat. Crouching by an open fire with the aurora borealis or Northern Lights dancing above provides a unique comfort for the soul. Others combine this spiritual

Where to indulge your sweet tooth in Finland

Where to indulge your sweet tooth in Finland

Finland is spoiled for choice when it comes to chocolate temptations. Blue Wings set out on a pre-seasonal mini-tour of three Finnish chocolate makers. Located next to the factory where bread, porridge, biscuits, and of course chocolate are manufactured, the Fazer Experience Visitor Centre in Vantaa, Helsinki’s neighbouring city, offers a multisensory exhibition and introduction

Try fusion cuisine in Helsinki

Try fusion cuisine in Helsinki

Nordic meets Japanese at Kamome, where the eatery’s famed story continues. For ten years, a tiny café in Helsinki’s Punavuori district enjoyed huge popularity among Japanese visitors after featuring in the cult film Kamome Shokudo. Its story nearly came to an end when the owners decided to retire last year, but entrepreneur Hideki Ogawa –

Give glamping a go!

Give glamping a go!

Camping offers a unique feeling of unity with nature. Yet if you’ve ever slept in a tent, you’ll also know the downsides: the deflating air mattress, lack of access to proper toilets, and rain dripping through the thin fabric. Back in 2013 a report by American Camper revealed that camping was in decline. But while