Back to Finland!

Sailing in the Finnish Archipelago

As I’m typing this, I’m mere hours away from leaving Toronto, Canada en route to return to one of my favorite countries in Europe.  It was the first country in Europe I ever visited and it is the one country that reminds me the most of home in terms of nature, lifestyle and culture.  If you haven’t guessed it already – I’m heading back to Finland!

This time around I’ll be focusing mostly on adventure and outdoors types of activities.  Here is a glimpse of the sample itinerary I’ve been provided by #VisitFinland and #OutdoorsFinland:

  • Going on a biking tour of Helsinki
  • Kayaking under the midnight sun
  • Trekking in Nuuksio National Park
  • Experiencing a Finnish Sauna
  • Visiting the Bengtskär lighthouse which sits out at sea
  • Kayaking and island-hopping around the archipelago
  • Enjoying some beach time in Hanko
  • Going on a cycling tour of Hanko’s local farms

Natural rugged beauty in the Finnish Archipelago

Our last trip to Finland saw us covering Helsinki and exploring around the Finnish Archipelago.  This time around we’ll be covering even more.  Expect to see photo essays, stories, daily vlogs and a plethora of travel videos in the coming weeks.

Audrey kayaking in Finland

Some of my personal goals this time around include:

1)  Creating a comprehensive Helsinki guide highlighting the top attractions and off-the-beaten-path places worth visiting in the form of a photo essay, travel video and travel guide.

2)  Taste testing more Finnish foods!  Last time around we made a dedicated Salmiakki video; however, many of our YouTube fans mentioned we tried a very mild brand.  This time around I want to try them all and to showcase more salmiakki type products, such as liquor and ice cream.

3)  Showcase the raw natural beauty of Finland.  As one of the most scenic countries I’ve ever visited, I want to really capture what it is like to be outdoors in Finland with all of the adventure and leisure activities available.

Come join us on our adventures around Finland!

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  1. says: JOSEPH ANTHONY

    Travel and see this place is interesting especially Finland, a cool place but I think it mysterious. Very good information continues and share your posts as I want to travel to this place. Thank You

  2. says: Rikka

    When I was in Iceland back in September I decided I needed to take the time to do a full Scandinavian country tour next time. Finland is absolutely on my list. I MUST check out the glass igloos in the north to watch the aurora borealis!!! ahh!!

  3. says: Muhammad Abdullah

    The last picture is very lively, and Yes! i am in waiting line too for Finland, will visit it soon! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Finland’s landscapes are so interesting. Even from the airplane, it’s so strange, but nice in its own way.
    I’ve found those flat rock-formations (like cliffs) peculiar. They’re almost everywhere. Scattered…

  5. If you like trekking I can recommend to visit Lapland! Landscapes there are just amazing! Especially in Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho K Kekkonen National Park. I’ve been there few years ago and I really need to go back one day, I think you would love it, too! 🙂

  6. says: Will Tang

    How long were you in Toronto for? You should’ve come out to the Toronto Travel Massive if you were around or I’m sure a bunch of us would’ve come out to meet up.

    Next time!

    Have fun in Finland! 🙂 Never got to go when I studied in Sweden.

  7. says: Darren

    Finland has never been a destination that has been on my radar until I watched your videos. I love the outdoors and it looks like a great place to visit for adventure outdoors. I remember doing Kayaking in the Lake District in England and really enjoyed it.

  8. says: Catherine

    Wow, sounds like you’ve got quite an adventure lined up! Kayaking under the midnight sun sounds amazing, as does experiencing the saunas. Can’t wait to read all about it!

  9. says: Maria Falvey

    After a fairytale wedding like yours and Audrey’s, I’d say Finland is perfect. Can hardly wait to read the comprehensive guide you’ll publish – the foods, the events, the gorgeous spots, art and so much more that you’ll fill it with… it’s gonna be great!

  10. Looks great. I have been wanting to go to Finland and have been seeing posts about it recently. Would like to explore in any season 🙂 Enjoy your trip and can’t wait to read about it.

  11. says: Timo Kiviluoma

    If Your schedule is not yet overpacked, here’s few hidden gems.

    1. Rent a bike. Then go by metro with bike to Vuosaari. There’s absolutely wonderful Kallahdenniemi to bike. Stop in Cafe Villa Ullas and continue along the shoreline to Uutela. I think it’s the best biking route in Helsinki.

    2. Take a tram 6 to Arabia. With or without bike go to Vanhankaupunginlahti nature conservation area.

    3. Go to Kalasatama. It’s development area, so Far a oot of it is waste land. You never know what’s gonna happen. During next weekend the area is packed by hipsters because of Flow festival.

  12. says: Nicholas @ Rambling Feet

    Looking forward to your posts! Helsinki was also the very first place in Europe that I visited. I returned and also visited a few other cities, and I’m still in love with the country.

    Salmiakki ice-cream is quite yummy! Have you also had lakrisal?

  13. I am sure you will find the landscape very similar to Canada. I would love to go fishing and cross-country skiing in Finland sometime, so I would love to visit in either winter or summer.