Get hooked on Karelia

Get hooked on Karelia

A trip around Lake Pielinen – Finland’s fourth largest lake – can encompass thrills, relaxation, and memorable tastes of this distinctive region of eastern Finland. Emerging from a muscle-soothing sauna we plunge into the refreshing waters of Lake Pielinen, and float serenely while watching the sun set behind the wooded hills that line the far

2 x Helsinki kiddie chic

2 x Helsinki kiddie chic

Colourful, funky, and ethical – this coveted combination of qualities puts Nordic kidswear in high demand. These two Helsinki stores cater to a growing tribe of parents who want sustainability with a special touch of style. It’s a match Fun clothing that is ethically produced from organic materials: This sums up the philosophy behind Harakanpesä

Follow the Moomin trail in Finland

Follow the Moomin trail in Finland

Here are five must-visit places around Finland to get your Moomin fix. The new Moomin Museum opens on June 17 in Tampere Hall. Maintained by the Tampere Art Museum, the new premises display a unique collection of Tove Jansson’s original Moomin artwork including hundreds of her beloved illustrations and striking three-dimensional tableaux by her partner

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