Helsinki vs Stockholm: Which Nordic Capital to Visit?

Port in Helsinki

Should you visit Helsinki or Stockholm as a Nordic city break destination? Sweden and Finland’s capital cities of Helsinki and Stockholm are easily two of the most visited Nordic cities, located just a short distance away from each other across the Baltic Sea. Both coastal cities are known for their high quality of life, strong sense of style and design, and unique history, but what sets the two apart? In … Read More

The Essential Guide to Visiting Helsinki in Winter

Winter in Helsinki's Old Town

As the capital city of one of the happiest countries in the world, as well as one of the most delightful winter wonderlands, Helsinki is an underrated treasure when it comes to winter travel destinations. While Helsinki in summer painted with endless sun is a delight in a uniquely different way, Helsinki in Winter is truly a snug and welcoming Nordic, winter dreamland. From blankets of snow under the low … Read More

A Guide to Visiting Finnish Lapland in Winter

Santa Claus Village in Lapland

Those who want to experience a true winter wonderland should very much consider planning a trip to Lapland in winter. Visiting Finnish Lapland is a holy-grail trip for winter travel enthusiasts, snow wonderland seekers, and anyone keen on the classic winter and holiday feeling that only seems to come from childhood fantasies and winter wonderland films. While Lapland in the summer, spring & autumn is a delight in its own … Read More

The Perfect 5 to 7 Days in Finland Itinerary (Winter or Summer)

Helsinki Cathedral

Planning a perfect 5 to 7 days in Finland itinerary is a great experience if you’re searching for a European destination off the beaten path from traditional tourist-heavy routes. In unique proximity to Scandinavia, Russia, and the Baltics, Finland is saturated with rich history and culture and “the happiest people” in the world. From cosmopolitan and sustainable Helsinki to the country’s oldest city, Turku, Finland is a country waiting to be … Read More

The Ultimate 2, 3 or 4 Days in Lapland Itinerary

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi

Planning out the perfect 2, 3 or 4 days in Lapland itinerary can be a magical, if not overwhelming, experience when you consider all there is to see and do in this unique region of far northern Europe. There are few more quintessential winter destinations and experiences than Finnish Lapland. Lapland is the northernmost region of Finland and is the pinnacle and epitome of a winter fairytale. From snow-covered boreal … Read More

Is Finland Expensive? A Finland Trip Cost Guide

Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Is Finland expensive? If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Finland and are already aware of how expensive the Nordic region can be, it can be pretty disheartening if you have your sights set on a trip to Finland. Despite high travel costs when visiting Finland, it is possible to visit on a tight budget and have an outstanding Finnish getaway. With the right planning, you’ll be able to … Read More

The Perfect 2 to 3 Days in Helsinki Itinerary

Summer in Helsinki

Mapping out the perfect 2 to 3 days in Helsinki itinerary isn’t a difficult task when you consider all there is to do in the capital of Finland. Helsinki is easily the most underrated Nordic city, living under the shadow of other capital Nordic cities such as Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. Despite this, Helsinki in my opinion is one of the freshest, most exciting destinations to visit in the Nordics … Read More