Finland

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

What To Do With A Day In Helsinki

What to do with a day in Helsinki.

Bob from the Nature Travels team spends a day exploring Finland’s capital in May as part of his visit to some of our new experiences in Finland. Twelve Hours in Helsinki The night train from Oulu (on which I had spent a restful night in unaccustomed luxury, in a private cabin with en-suite shower and

Winter Holiday Ideas for Solo Travellers

Winter holiday ideas for solo travellers.

Travelling as a Solo Traveller is becoming increasingly popular and we know why – you get to meet interesting, new people and it’s a great confidence boost to achieve something independently. But if you’re not used to travelling by yourself you may be worried that it might be lonely at times. Joining an active outdoor

The Saimaa Ringed Seal

Saimaa Ringed Seal.

Saimaa Ringed Seals are found only in Lake Saimaa in Finland and are one of the world’s rarest seals. There are thought to be just 360 individuals remaining today. They are one of a number of subspecies of Ringed Seal, except that, unlike many other species of seal, they live in fresh water. These seals

Where to Go Canoeing and Kayaking in Spring

Where to go canoeing and kayaking in spring.

While the main summer season is the most popular time for canoe and kayak tours in the Nordic countries, May and June can be a wonderful and very quiet time for a paddle tour. Nature is waking up after a long sleep and bursts of colour are starting to appear! As we all get excited

Kayaking in the Helsinki Archipelago

Kayaking in the Helsinki Archipelago.

Bob and Sofia from Nature Travels spent a long weekend in Helsinki in August 2017 combined kayaking in the Helsinki archipelago with a short stay in the city. Sofia: The forecast was not great – rain and wind. The rain isn’t so bad when kayaking as once in the kayak, a little more water isn’t

Guide to Finding Your Ideal Dogsled Tour

Guide to finding your ideal dogsled tour.

Dog sledding is a wonderful adventure and at Nature Travels we have a wide variety, from easier tours for the family to challenging adventures in the mountains. Each of our tours offer something different and it’s important that you choose the right tour for you! No previous sledding experience is required for any of our

What’s the Best Time to Go Dog Sledding in the Nordic Countries?

What's the best time to go dog sledding in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

This is a question we’re commonly asked when our guests are planning their winter adventures. But the answer is not such a simple one! We’ve summarised some of the main points to consider below. For additional information, please see our website article When To Go Dog Sledding. In the far north, the winter season is

Basic Finnish Phrases

Walking huskies in the forests of Finland.

When traveling in Finland you will find that English is spoken to a good standard in most places, so learning Finnish isn’t a “must” before you travel. But if you would like to learn a little and try it out on your trip here are a few phrases you might find useful! The Finns will

Seven Fun New Things to Try in the Nordic Outdoors

Seven new things to try in the Nordic outdoors.

Have fun, be brave, and try something new for your next outdoor adventure in Sweden or Finland! 1. Ice skate on frozen lakes and archipelago sea. Travelling on frozen lakes on mirror-like ice is an experience not to be missed. If you have some previous experience of rink skating or roller blades, our Ice Skating

Six Things to Do in Helsinki

When travelling to Finland, Helsinki is often on people’s list of places to visit, whether that be for a short stopover en route elsewhere or for a longer city break. Helsinki is a vibrant and interesting city offering a wide range of activities depending on how much time you have to spare and your budget.

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