Lapland, Finland

Young Saami girl, Inga-Anna, leads sled Reindeer at the start of the Spring migration in Kautokeino, Norway

Suomi Finland (by MsMoney)

Suomi Finland (by MsMoney). I´ve been to most of the places mentioned here. On this map you can see where our capital Helsinki is situated. <<< Lappeenranta is like my other home.

Finnish Fish Soup (kalakeitto, in Finnish)

Finnish Fish Soup (kalakeitto, in Finnish). My grandpas used to make this & I hated it!

This cheese is a specialty of Finland & Lapland. It is a round cheese made from cow's or reindeer's milk. The curds are drained and pressed into a flat, wooden platter with a rim. Then placed in front of the fire until the outer layer is "toasted". The cheese looks like bread,thus the name "cheese bread". Finnish mothers used to offer a slice of juustoleipa and a cup of coffee to their daughters’ suitors: if a man liked the cheese, he married the girl.)

Juustoleipa has a sweet flavor, especially toward its brown crust where it has been caramelized.


Old growth forest Ancient ecosystems, old-growth forests consist of trees that have never been harvested. These forests are, in some c.

Salty liquorice, also known as salmiakki  is a variety of liquorice flavoured with ammonium chloride, common in the Nordic Countries.Ammonium chloride gives salty liquorice an astringent, salty taste, which has been described as "tongue-numbing" and "almost-stinging". Salty liquorice is an acquired taste and people not familiar with ammonium chloride might find the taste physically overwhelming and unlikeable. Finns love their licorice.

Salty liquorice, also known as salmiakki is a variety of liquorice flavoured…


reminds me of crossing the sea from Finland to Sweden :)


Reflecting the Sky over Suomi