Midsummer in Finland: feeling when you are swimming in clear watered lake and it's perfectly silent.

Midsummer in Finland: feeling when you are swimming in clear watered lake and it's perfectly silent.

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel from Nest Factory

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel from Nest Factory

This is midsummer at its best! Bonfire By the lake and a cup of coffee to keep you awake through the light night

This is midsummer at its best! Bonfire By the lake and a cup of coffee to keep you awake through the light night

Bordsdekoration i udda vaser

Bordsdekoration i udda vaser

Swedish summer

Swedish summer

Vasta vai vihta?/Birch whisk used in sauna    Toivakka    Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen  http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle  http://www.keskisuomi.net/  http://www.centralfinland.net/

Vasta vai vihta?/Birch whisk used in sauna Toivakka Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle http://www.keskisuomi.net/ http://www.centralfinland.net/

Summer, cupcakes, flowers.... lovely....

Summer, cupcakes, flowers.... lovely....

A Finnish midsummer bonfire. This alone is worth the trip to Finland...the sun is up all night on this, the longest night of the year.

A Finnish midsummer bonfire. This alone is worth the trip to Finland...the sun is up all night on this, the longest night of the year.

Midsummer celebration in Sweden. The tradition is that you wear white and put a midsummer wreath made of different type of colored flowers in your hair and on the tables etc.

Midsummer celebration in Sweden. The tradition is that you wear white and put a midsummer wreath made of different type of colored flowers in your hair and on the tables etc.

Uudet perunat sillin kera, kesäherkku parhaimmillaan.  Finnish summer food - potatoes and herring.

Uudet perunat sillin kera, kesäherkku parhaimmillaan. Finnish summer food - potatoes and herring.

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