Tag: finnish way of life

  • The healing power of forests

    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

    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 […]

  • My Finland

    My Finland

    I have been living here in Finland for close to 7 years now, after coming to Finland in 2011 in search of new adventures. I fell in love with the arctic and a local Finnish woman and have never left. While Enontekiö and Kilpisjärvi are my home and base for my guiding business, I have […]

  • Symphonic metal band Nightwish inspired by the backwoods

    Symphonic metal band Nightwish inspired by the backwoods

    We share the same ancestors as the birch tree, from which this firewood was taken. That is the world’s most beautiful fact. Understanding how everything is connected, could provide an important insight into the well-being of mankind. In the belly of a dark tipi-like hut, a bright fire hisses and crackles. Trees exhale their final […]

  • ‘I’m most proud of Finnish nature as a Finn’ [Finland 100/Suomi 100]

    ‘I’m most proud of Finnish nature as a Finn’ [Finland 100/Suomi 100]

    As Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independence in 2017, I could not come up with a far more excellent idea than talking to Finnish people from different walks of life about the idea of Finnishness. The centenary year gives the Finns plenty of reasons to look back at the past and rejoice at […]

  • FINNISH WINTER COTTAGE (Welcome To Finland #3)

    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: […]

  • Ice fishing, cold and boring?

    Ice fishing, cold and boring?

    First of all, I have to say that don’t drink and ice fish. Seriously. Use proper safety gears and don’t fool around, or else you can die. Finland is the promised land of associations. I personally belong to 5 different associations. One of my favorite ones is definitely WP. And no, it’s not white power, […]

  • Spending a night in a hammock in every season

    Spending a night in a hammock in every season

    For few years, I had been sleeping many nights in my hammock in the woods of Finland. “Wait, you said sleeping in a hammock?” you might ask at this point. Yes, in a hammock! People know tents, but what comes for a good option for solo travelers and hikers, hammocks are slowly becoming an option. […]

  • Sounds of silence

    Sounds of silence

    Lapland is known for its pure air, vast wilderness and the fact you can escape all noise. Enjoy silence. When is the last time you could let go and float into meditative mode surrounded by nothing but nature, hearing nothing but the wind and occasional bird? I am lucky to live in Lapland but actually […]

  • This extreme outdoor activity is common In Finland – would you dare to try?

    This extreme outdoor activity is common In Finland – would you dare to try?

    There might be a chance, that you feel cold in Finland during winter, especially if you’re not used to air temperatures below zero. If so happens, find a nearby winter swimming location and dip yourself into cold water. Paradoxically coldness warms you up. Be careful though – you might end up totally hooked to the […]