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Sea, sun and sand... in Finland!

People from the Nordic countries are missing the sun and sea. 10-11 months of the year we are expecting the summer and opportunity to go to the sea. But sea is very close and easy to reach. Welcome to the coast of Finland!


Finland travel route: The Viking trail

Do you think the Vikings places can be found only in Norway or Ireland? It turns out that in Finland there is a Vikings archipelago, and some islands are still inhabited with Vikings descendants! The eastern route of the Vikings passed through the southern islands of Finland. The remains of settlements are found there and even Vikings village is restored on the Rosala island.


My name is Ragnar, put your money in the postbox. Turku Archipelago. 1. Helsingholmen island.

Have you ever seen a real Vikings family, who live on the island? Helsingholmen island is worth visiting for a day (coordinates N 60.1.795, E 22.16.835). Vikings live there and white horse walks around the island.


Rental cottage in Finland for real man holidays on Lake Saimaa

Not far from Lappeenranta there is one serious holiday cottage for rent with a male character. The house is quite impressive build from a log, cottage is with a personality. Cottage has separate lake-shore sauna with wood-stove and excellent opportunities for fishing on Lake Saimaa.


SÄRÄ - delicious lamb dish cooked in a birch log in a wood-fired baking oven.

Imagine a birch log as a plate where peeled potatoes are placed on the lamb legs. Then this log stuffed with potatoes and meat is sent to the wood-fired oven for 9 hours. Lamb is covering with golden crust. Baked potatoes are soaking with meat juice... This delicious dish can be enjoyed in the village of Lemi, only 25 km from Lappeenranta, Finland.


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