Finland


Love Letter to Lapland Finland

Today I want to share something with you that is very different to my usual content and writing style. I have written this love letter to Lapland months ago, but I was never quite sure whether Global Brunch would be the right outlet for it. It was one of those things that I needed to write and the words poured out so fast I could...

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The Best Outdoor Activities to Explore Lapland’s Winter Landscape Finland

Lapland is the perfect winter wonderland. A paradise for winter fans and lovers of the great outdoors. The winter season in Finnish Lapland starts in November and the snow often sticks around until May. That means you can enjoy winter sports and snow adventures for around six months. Now that we have established that Lapland offers plenty of time to play in the snow, I...

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Snowmobiles, Campfires & Ice Fishing: Celebrating Easter in the Arctic Finland

Easter in Germany means different things to different people. The weather is mostly unpredictable. For all you know you could be doing your Easter egg hunt outdoors wearing shorts and a t-shirt or you might find yourself eating Easter dinner while watching a hail storm blowing outside. The Easter traditions vary depending on region, faith and even the people you’re celebrating with, but one thing...

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What to expect from a Northern Lights Photography Course Finland

My first week here in a small village called Utsjoki in Finnish Lapland was a memorable one to say the least. Not only did I begin my training as a tourist guide, but I also had the pleasure to take part in my very first Northern Lights Photography course…in Finnish. You love photography and would love to learn more about capturing the Northern Lights? Then...

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The Return to Lapland Finland

I’m in Finnish Lapland! Again?? This is my third time visiting one of the northernmost regions in Europe in just over a year and there is just no end in sight to my crazy love affair with this place. My passion for this winter wonderland however, is not the only reason I am here. My previous stay was aimed at learning more about the Sami...

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Snowshoeing in Lapland’s Wintry Wilderness Finland

I always thought I’m more of a spring and summer person, but when winter means snow, ice and aurora watching season, then there is no other season that gets me quite so excited. One of the reasons I love winter is because of the way it transforms the landscape. A cover of snow and ice crystals just makes everything look magical. The other reason I...

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Finnish Lapland – The perfect balance of nature and culture Finland

The plane was descending towards Ivalo airport and I suddenly felt ecstatic about the adventure ahead of me. I couldn’t quite believe that I had travelled 450km north of the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights and experience Lapland.  The view from the plane was incredible, nothing like I’d ever seen before. Half frozen rivers and lakes cutting through the vast landscape of the...

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Finland here I come: Preparation for the big adventure Finland

If you’re following me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you will have seen the big announcement already.  Just a little more than a week and I will be heading to Finland, further North than I have ever been before. So where am I going and what will I be doing? I’m travelling to the Utsjoki, the most Northern community in the Finnish part of Lapland...

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