Finland

Far out in Finland: Scenery, seafood, spas and saunas in a north European nirvana

Cloudberries. www.wildsweden.com

Cloudberry Plant Rubus chamaemorus, though not the same as the berry now called 'mulberry,' is a rhizomatous herb native to alpine and arctic tundra and boreal forest, producing amber-colored edible fruit similar to the raspberry or blackberry.

Finnair ranked as world’s safest airline

Christmas – as all holidays – is one of the highest seasons in air travel. Airlines naturally prepare a lot for the holiday season. We can see Santa Claus livery on planes many times, especially on Finair flights as Finland is the official home of Santa.

Statue of the Kalevala, a Finnish legend that was the inspiration for Lord of the Rings

Helsinki, Finland /Statue of the Kalevala, a Finnish saga - a source of inspiration for Thee Lord of the Rings

Koiramäen emäntä ja isäntä odottavat vierailijoita. Doghill @ Särkänniemi. #tampere #sarkanniemi, visit: http://www.sarkanniemi.fi

Koiramäen emäntä ja isäntä odottavat vierailijoita. Doghill @ Särkänniemi. #tampere #sarkanniemi, visit: http://www.sarkanniemi.fi

Kilpisjärvi is a medium-sized lake located at the north-western tip of Finland and it is surrounded by numerous fells, most notably Saana. While arriving to Kilpisjärvi Lake we drove both sides of the border - between Finland and Sweden. In Finland we need to watch out for passing reindeers on the road. #kilpisjärvi #lappland #finland

Kilpisjärvi is a medium-sized lake located at the north-western tip of Finland and it is surrounded by numerous fells, most notably Saana. While arriving to Kilpisjärvi Lake we drove both sides of the border - between Finland and Sweden. In Finland we need to watch out for passing reindeers on the road. #kilpisjärvi #lappland #finland

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