Gear Talk: A Tale of Two Kuksas

The Kuksa (or Guksi (Sámi), Kåsa (Swedish)) is a traditional wooden cup originally made by the indigenous people of Lapland.

Winter War - Finnish troops and Russian casualties

Finnish Troops inspect Russian dead, during the Winter War of Although the Russian’s out numbered the Finns, their attacks were clumsy and uncoordinated, thus resulting in heavy losses.

Maarian kirkko, Turku

Maarian kirkko, Turku - Mary's Church (ca. is a medieval stone church, located in Turku, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park

Hiking into Finland's Natural Beauty at Nuuksio National Park

12th President of Finland Sauli Niinistö shoveling snow the day after elections

How the man newly elected President of Finland spends his first morning after elections.


Fun article from 2010 about the Midsummer eli Juhannus - by Hetta Finland

Fazer Mignon (chocolate in a real eggshell)

Fazer Mignon (solid chocolate in a real eggshell).

juhannus on liputuspäivistä (flag day)

juhannus on liputuspäivistä (flag day)

cloudberry jam

Three new stars in the kitchen: a golden cloudberry jam, a shiny bilberry jam, and a fragrant plum & vanilla jam

Jätkänkämppä smoke sauna

Jätkänkämppä smoke sauna just outside Kuopio

white night at Utsjoki

Residents of Utsjoki, Finland’s northernmost municipality will begin experiencing the delights of the nightless night from Monday. The so-called white nights will last until July