One of the top highlights of our return trip to Finland was having an opportunity to once again visit the Finnish Archipelago and specifically Kasnäs. One year ago, we had the opportunity to visit Rosala Viking Village, BENGTSKÄR Lighthouse and go sea kayaking. This time around would be a whole new adventure as we went horseback riding and boating to some remote islands.
Today is day four of our Finnish adventure and we are going to be going horseback riding. Now let’s go meet our Icelandic horses.
What makes Icelandic horses different is that they have very gentle characters. Also, while they may be smaller in stature, they are actually very strong horses.
We’re making our first stop of the morning. We’re visiting a local flea market.
In here it is a mix of antiques, dishware and clothes.
That was a lot of fun. My horse, Farri, turned out to be a really hungry boy. He just kept stopping for grass and for flowers along the way but we got to see the countryside and I really enjoyed it.
A cool fact that we’ve learned while in Finland is that there is thirteen thousand trees for every Finn. That is a lot of trees.
Finland’s archipelago is made up of thousands of little islands, so one of the best ways to get around is by boat. Our guide took us out to visit a former military island which is now home to little summer cottages. We had a cute German pointer join us, keeping us entertained.
We are now on an island called Bolax and this used to be a former military island. Now we have a special guide with us and he is going to take us inside an old canon. Let’s go climb in.
Along the way we got to see sailboat races and a nesting ospreys.
Okay, Sam what are you having today? Salmiakki! Salmiakki! I’m going to down it. One shot. One shot. Oh, that is awesome.
What does it taste like Sam? Just like Salmiakki. Sam-iakki.
This is shot number three. This is shot number three and it is going down in one blast. Watch this. Oh, so yummy. Is there a forth one? That is amazing. That is so good. There you go. Are you serious? Is it better than the sweets? Why not?
Sam, is it better than the sweets? My liver just flipped. Another bottle for Sam? I’ve got to go to the washroom.
Horse Riding, Boating Adventure & Drinking Salmiakki | Finland Vlog Day 4