The waters of the Baltic are challenging for sailors. There are many rocks and reefs just below the surface. Many of them have a name and a story to go with it. Visit Finland
Enchantment and silence in Turku, Finland
In Finland’s Turku archipelago, a borderland of islands preserves Nordic traditions, astonishing natural beauty and some disquieting memories. Explore the rich history and stark landscapes with Marcel Theroux of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine. Images by James Bedford.
Midsummer in Finnish Archipelago
Here in the far north, we have some exotic lighting effects. Around Midsummer in northern Finland, the sun does not set for several weeks. This may cause wakefulness, and a desire to stay out past your normal bedtime. In Utsjoki, for example, a single summer day lasts for over two months. Most people fall asleep long before the sun goes down.
Kvarken Archipelago: Finland's Only Natural UNESCO Site
Not only is Kvarken Archipelago Finland's only natural UNESCO site, it's also one of the fastest rising land uplifts in the world & a nature lover's paradise.