Entries by Guest Writer

The healing power of forests

Those suffering from noise and stress can find an escape in forests. It is proven that sylvan nature reduces stress and blood pressure. Finland offers an excellent opportunity for a change in lifestyle, and its path leads to the forest. Only five per cent of Finland’s surface area is built. More than 70% of the […]

Wild berries of the north are real superfood

The long summer days and cool temperature increase the aromaticity and pigments of wild berries. The unique aroma and the colours are produced by flavonoids and other polyphenols. The antioxidising efficiency of berries is greater than that of other plants. Over 40 edible berries grow in Finnish forests. Due to the arctic growing conditions, they […]

MIDNIGHT SUN FILM FESTIVAL @ SODANKYLÄ (Welcome To Finland #4)

One of the best festivals in Finland must be Midnight Sun Film Festival held in Sodankylä, Lapland a week before midsummer. We migrate there like lemmings to enjoy nightless nights and overdoses of movies. By Timo Wilderness. MORE WTF: WTF#1 NORTHERN LIGHTS WTF#2 NATIONAL PARK NUUKSIO WTF#3 FINNISH WINTER COTTAGE FOLLOW SHMOLLOW: SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… INSTAGRAM: […]

FINNISH WINTER COTTAGE (Welcome To Finland #3)

By Timo Wilderness. We made a trip to a hideout cottage to Northern Finland near Lapland. All the traditional joys like cross-country skiing, sauna and ice swimming included. The whole thing was ridiculously stereotypical Finland. And so beautiful. MORE WTF: WTF#1 NORTHERN LIGHTS WTF#2 NATIONAL PARK NUUKSIO FOLLOW SHMOLLOW: SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… INSTAGRAM: @timowilderness http://instagram.com/timowilderness TWITTER: […]

National Park Nuuksio (Welcome To Finland #2)

By Timo Wilderness. One of the best things to do in Finland are National Parks. Nuuksio is just 90 minutes away. There is all you need. http://www.outdoors.fi/en/nuuksionp?i… FOLLOW SHMOLLOW: SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… INSTAGRAM: @timowilderness http://instagram.com/timowilderness TWITTER: @timowilderness https://twitter.com/TimoWilderness FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TimoWilderness

The Salpa Line – The Final Barrier

The Salpa Line is the largest construction project in Finland’s history. It was created as a deterrent, so that the enemy wouldn’t dare attack. The Finns suspected that the Soviet Union, not satisfied with the territorial gains they had made during the Winter War (1939–1940), would plan another invasion. Built at the beginning of the […]