Entries by Jonna Saari

Summer at Kemijärvi on horseback & SUP-boarding on the superb Kalkonniemi beach

In paid collaboration with Kestävästi kasvua kesään Itä-Lapissa -project The serene nature-filled experiences of our Eastern Lapland trip continued where the trip had begun – we were now headed to the abundant lakes and forests of Kemijärvi! A few days ago, we had arrived here by train from Helsinki. Now, we had the chance to […]

The fog lifted and revealed the first colours of ‘ruska’ – Our hike to Kivitunturi in Savukoski with Alit the husky

In paid collaboration with Kestävästi kasvua kesään Itä-Lapissa -project In the morning, the weather forecast for the day was looking grim, giving us reason to consider back-up options for our trip to the fell. Thankfully luck was on our side, as the worst rainfall cleared up in the early afternoon. When the time came for […]

Ekenäs’ serenity and autumn colours are fit for a postcard – only one hour from Helsinki

In commercial partnership with Visit Raseborg Ekenäs old town, a colorful array of quaint houses and passageways, looks like something out of a painting. Given its picturesque appearance and proximity to the nature paradise of Ramsholmen, as well as the reasonable travel time for most Finns, the area is surprisingly quiet outside of the summer […]

The sun returns to Lapland

The narrow road was hibernating beneath a white sheet of ice. As far as the ear could hear, the world was silent. I set off to see the sun for the first time in 2021. The familiar landscape looked different. Frost and humidity had embraced the slopes and trees of the fell to such an […]

What is November like in Lapland?

Polar night has officially begun in the North and the whole of Lapland is already covered with a thick layer of snow. Here are some photos that I have taken during this last month in the areas of Kittilä, Muonio and Sodankylä. I hope you enjoy them – see how beautiful Lapland can be in […]

Waiting for northern lights

As the nights get darker, northern lights can appear again. One night I was waiting for them with my friend. According to the forecast there should have been an amazing light show coming up due to a G2 geomagnetic storm. The auroras should be so bright that they could be seen even in Helsinki, and […]

24 hours in Kökar

Kökar is a tiny municipality in Åland. It has only about 240 inhabitants. To get to Kökar one has to take a ferry either from Långnäs (main island) or Galtby (Korpo). The journey in both cases takes about 2,5 hours. I spend 24 hours on this beautiful island surrounded by the waves of the Baltic […]