My Happy Helsinki Heart

It’s hard not to feel connected to nature here. I mean, we’re living in Helsinki, a relatively big city, and you can hardly go from one place to the next without passing a park, walking through a forest, or catching a glimpse of a body of water. It makes it feel like you’re not in a city at all.

via My Happy Helsinki Heart – Living in Helsinki

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50 shades of pastel in Porvoo

Bright sunshine had returned as I came out of the cathedral, so I spent some more time wandering the cobbled lanes of the old town with their wood-panelled houses painted in pastel shades of yellow, pink, blue, green and grey.

via Porvoo – AD’s World Travel Blog

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Summer on Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa is one of the best places to see the unique greens and blues of the Finnish countryside. The colors of summer. You can go swimming or rowing in the lake, before heading to the surrounding forests for some hiking… or maybe even find some wild berries, which are plentiful in all of Finland!

via Enjoying the Summer Sun on Lake Saimaa | come and go

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Kakslauttanen at night

As we settled into our igloo for the night, we prepared ourselves for the Northern Lights. And by prepared, I mean, we laid down in our beds and crossed our fingers in hopes that we would see something.

via Kakslauttanen at night – fauxadulthood

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