Viikki nature reserve area - Viikin luonnonsuojelualue in the city of Helsinki, Finland

~~~It' s so peaceful c: Viikki nature reserve area - Viikin luonnonsuojelualue in the city of Helsinki, Finland

The entrance to the smoke sauna door.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

Flowering woods....Juhannus koivikko--Finland

My father made a birch alley to the house every Midsummer

Lingonberries from the Finnish forests

Lingonberries from the Finnish forests . One of many reasons to travel to the top of the world

FLOWERBEAR Brown bear (ursus arctos) middle of cotton flower meadow. Finland, by Niko Pekonen

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