Tall Ships Race Ships - Turku - Finland

Tall Ships Races Turku Finland 2017

Turku is the oldest city in Finland. For at least 800 years it has been a commercial centre focused around the connection to the ocean and the River Aura that runs through the heart of the city. This picturesque city has been host to the Tall Ships Races when it is in the region for…

Oulanka National Park Finland canoe trip with Outdoor Passion Finland

Visit Finland Tips – 9 Must-Do Summer Wilderness Activities

Over five thrilling days in the heart of Europe’s summer I ventured into the upper reaches of Finland, close to the Russia border. It was an area I knew pretty much nothing about –  but after time spent exploring the beautiful countryside, and taking part in a series of active outdoor activities, I came away entranced with it. If…

Video: Bear Watching in Karhu-Kuusamo Finland

Join me as I get excited by my video of ten brown bears I saw bear watching at Karhu-Kuusamo in Finland. The company running the viewing (Bear Kuusamo) have a number of sites close to the Russian-Finnish border. You sit in wooden viewing sheds and they guarantee a 99% chance of seeing bears. They put…

My #VisitFinland Storify Board

I was invited by Visit Finland to visit the northern part of Finland to explore what was billed as “Europe’s Last Great Wilderness”. The trip took me to the Ruka-Kuusamo region where I went bear viewing, hiking with husking, canoeing, horse riding, wild water rafting, mountain bike safari and also to the Air Guitar World…