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Articles relating to our outdoor experiences in Finland or to Finnish culture and traditions.

Our Top 10 Adventure Memories from 15 Years of Nature Travels – Part 2

Our Top 10 Adventures from 15 Years of Nature Travels – Part 1. Photo: Nature Travels.Our Top 10 Adventures from 15 Years of Nature Travels – Part 2. Photo: Nature Travels.

Nature Travels celebrated its 15th birthday on 1st March this year – 15 wonderful years of working with outdoor adventures in Sweden, Finland and Norway, helping over 16,000 guests from more than 20 different countries discover the wonders of these beautiful countries. Founders and owners Bob & Sofia Carter look back on the last 15 years and

Are Sweden, Norway And Finland In The EU? Do They Use The Euro?

Are Sweden, Norway and Finland In The EU? Do They Use The Euro? Photo: Christine Davies.

Which of our destination countries are part of the European Union, and which ones use the Euro as their currency? These are questions we’re often asked by guests travelling with us for their outdoor adventures in Sweden, Norway and Finland…and the answers aren’t necessarily straightforward! Here’s our guide to understanding EU membership (or not!) and

The Best Scandinavian Outdoor Instagram Accounts To Follow

The Best Scandinavian Outdoor Instagram Accounts Follow. Photo: Euan Turner.

Instagram is a treasure-trove of inspiring, dramatic, “this-could-be-you” outdoor images. You can while away many happy hours lost in the sea of beautiful pictures and dreaming of your next trip. Here we’ve collected a few of our favourite accounts which focus on the Nordic outdoors – from lighting fires and camping beneath the stars to

Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway

Latest Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway. Photo: Niki Bates, Nature Travels.

Last updated: 18th June 2021 NB: While we make every effort to ensure that information given below is current and regularly updated, Nature Travels accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided here. It is the responsibility of the person(s) travelling to check the latest regulations both in the country you are travelling

Easter in the Nordic Countries

Easter in the Nordic Countries. Photo: Nature Travels.

While Easter here in the UK may be mainly about rabbits and eggs, Easter is celebrated differently all over Europe and in the Nordic countries they have their own traditions. In Sweden and Finland, children dress up as witches and go visit houses in the hope to receive some sweets in exchange for a drawing

Why the “Spring Winter” is the time to go dog sledding!

In the UK, by the time you get to March, the daffodils have been out for a while and we’re starting to dream about our next summer adventure. But up in the far north of the Nordic countries in Sweden, Norway & Finland, the winter season is still going strong and it’s arguably the best

Why Ski Touring is the New Hiking

Why Ski Touring Is The New Hiking. Photo: Catherine Kelham.

Bob from the Nature Travels team discusses why hiking enthusiasts should be taking to their skis in winter. Are you a keen hiker? Do you love exploring wild and beautiful areas under your own power, feeling the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the freedom and joy of outdoor life in

A Canoe Adventure in Kainuu

Blue skies and sunshine! Photo: Niki Nature Travels

Jayne and Niki from the Nature Travels office spent 5 days Canoeing on the Tar Route in Kainuu in eastern Finland this June. We landed at Kajaani airport at around 22.35 and stepped off the plane into bright sunshine – with midsummer just around the corner the sun would barely be setting during our trip.

Lake Saimaa, Linnansaari National Park and Saimaa Ringed Seals

Saimaa Ringed Seal

Lake Saimaa is like an inland archipelago with waters clear and fresh! The water is so clean you can drink it directly from the lake! It covers a surface area of 4400km and the shoreline amounts to 13,700 km and there are about 13,710 islands in the lake. At the end of June I was

Hugging Huskies in the Taiga Forest

Hugging Huskies in the Taiga Forest.

In May 2015, Bob from the Nature Travels team travelled to the provinces of North Karelia and Kainuu in Eastern Finland to visit our new experiences in the area. In the article below, Bob visits the kennels which are the setting for our Private Dogsled Tours for Two in the Taiga Forest in wintertime and

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