Finland

Frozen Lake, Finland Same place where you can see the Aurora Borealis :D good thing I can handle the cold!

marimekko hot air balloon

Marimekko Unikko hot-air balloon flying above the silhouette of Helsinki. Idea: Jason Blower or other illustator balloon

Kotka, Finland

Beautiful christmas lights in Kotka Keskuskatu Street. A modern version with lights of an old finnish christmas ornament HIMMELI.

SISU!  from the Finnish -- "ultimate determination, fortitude, and persistence, carried to an unfathomable level."

Yes, "sisu" is a Finnish word and something very Finnish indeed. It has helped our nation during difficult times and it helps every Finn.

Finnish Hotel where you can sleep in a glass igloo.

More on the glass igloos! -- Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland has log cabins and snow igloos as well as some unbelievable glass igloos that provide a one of a kind opportunity to view the northern lights and millions of stars in a crystal clear sky.

Finnish Beef Meatballs are simple to make for a Scandinavian dinner party.

Finnish Beef Meatballs Recipe - Food - Capper's Farmer

Finnish Beef Meatballs are simple to make for a Scandinavian dinner party. Serve with mashed potatoes, dill pickles and lingonberry jam.

Painting "Sisu" by Hannah.  The definition of Sisu.

I had no idea what this word meant until today. I definitely have "sisu" or the strength to overcome what others say I cannot. I had "the guts" to do my time and grow from my lowest level to the highest in the town.

Reindeer, symbol of prosperity...never ask a Reindeer herder how many Reindeer they have..it's like asking how much money they have in their bank account!

Reindeer, symbol of prosperity.never ask a Reindeer herder how many Reindeer they have.it's like asking how much money they have in their bank account!

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