Since Southern Finland still has no snow, winter sports are off-limits. Luckily, we can keep doing summer sports, and head to the forest without snowshoes. National parks and recreational areas are top attractions for visitors and locals alike. There are many places around Helsinki alone where you can go for a nice walk or a … Continue reading An icy trail run
A tour with Outlander filming locations could be great fun, but unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed. Although I am going to be rather critical, I do admit that the tour was a good way to visit a few of the less accessible sites.
Finland is not north enough; we need to go to the north of the north. Christmases in Lapland are lovely, but even they are changing.
The forest wants us to visit its soft shadows. It has been snowing a lot in Lapland, and there are heaps of snow in the woods near our cottage. Although Ylläs is best known for its downhill skiing slopes and a vast network of cross-country skiing tracks, there are also snowshoeing trails in the area. … Continue reading No destination – snowshoeing in Lapland
Eight-hour layover in Amsterdam Schiphol? Fine. It is enough time to check out the city centre.
I knew that Barter Books is one of the biggest second-hand bookshops in the UK, yet I didn’t expect it to be so great.
As the car crosses the Welsh border, I unfold my map. Lake District. Damn, wrong map. This one is going to be useless if I want to walk up Tryfan, a little 900m peak in North Wales.