Lingonberries - a favorite

Lingonberry ("puolukka" in Finnish). In Finland everyone can pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers, as long as they are not protected species.

Scandinavian Summer: Wild Strawberries on a Straw

A guide to celebrating Midsummer, Swedish style (my scandinavian home)

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! #Health #Finland #Culture

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material - 'trasmattor'

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material called 'trasmattor'. My grandmother and some of her Finnish neighbors had a loom in a garage and they used to make rugs like these.

finnish savusauna / The Green Life <3

In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

helsinki market

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I love to roam around a fresh farmer's market on Sunday mornings in the summer time

Elements of warming authentic Finnish sauna = kiuas + kindling + fuel (larger pieces of wood) + matches + a few pufs of air + patience.

Cloudberries - native to Scandinavia and other arctic regions - popular in Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish deserts.

Cloudberries - native to Scandinavia and other arctic regions - popular in Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish deserts. love these - here in canada we have salmon berries which are a close canadian relative of the cloud berries

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