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Things to do in Finland, from exploring Finnish design to culture and food. Places to visit include Finnish Lapland to cool spots in Helsinki.

finland bear watching
A forest hideaway in Finland offers an exciting night of brown bear spotting. Our guide points towards the soggy mud at a fresh bear footprint, size 13 super-wide fitting. I peer into the forest but all is still and there are no bears in sight.Finland Bear WatchingWe have...
Looking for a zoo? From the world's oldest zoo to the world's northernmost zoo as well as other good zoos, here are five zoos I've enjoyed visiting during my travels. 1-Ranua Zoo, FinlandMeet the Arctic animals at Ranua Zoo in Finland.Hear the wolves howling, lynxes roaring and bears growl when...
finland lapland
Visit Finland in summer and sunshine, scenery, Santa and Sami culture are some of the things you'll see. These are the ingredients of an exciting summer holiday to Finland Lapland.Images of a wintery snow-filled wonderland with dog-sleighs, ice hotels and Santa Claus offers an idyllic landscape for Australians who...
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Once traversed by Swedish kings and Russian Tsar, the King’s Road meanders along the tranquil Finnish coast revealing a rich royal heritage influenced by Finland’s two conquering neighbours.In 1809 Tsar Alexander I marched led an army into the group of provinces that makes up Finland today. It ended Sweden’s...
lapland finland
Even though I have been incredibly lucky to be able to make a career change from chef to travel photographer, I’ve learnt that sometimes it’s necessary to make your own luck. So that’s exactly what I did when I approached Tourism Finland and asked them to hire me. Cold pitching,...


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