TRAVEL :: Finland with Annika of Hei Moose: A Stop on the Summer Vacation Tour

I can’t quite recall how I first “met” Annika, but I am fairly certain it was something to do with her post about Finnish winter traditions, in which she mentions split pea soup. ;) This might seem a rather dubious connection, but having Finnish blood in me, and having a particular aversion to split pea soup (although I ate it for years without breaking the news to my mother, who seemed to love making it for us!), it really does make sense. :) I’m thrilled to have Annika here today!

ANNIKA WINSTANLEY FROM FINLAND

A little more about Annika
I’m from Finland! Going to a summer cottage is part of Finnish life and many Finns have their summer cottages by the lake – no surprise as they say Finland is a country of a thousand lakes! I live in the UK these days and run my own online shop, Hei Moose that sells cool Nordic baby and children’s clothes. I chose this location [views from a summer cottage in Finland] to feature as, although my home town Helsinki is the World Design Capital 2012 and absolutely beautiful, Finland’s got much more to offer!

Finland - Scandinavia - Finnish Summer Cottage

Annika’s top things to love about Finland
I love Finnish Summer cottages by the lake. This place in southern Finland is absolutely stunning! I’ve taken these photos at night, except the one that is during day – the Finnish summer nights are amazing as in June it doesn’t get dark at all as you can see, the sky just goes a bit red! Finnish summer cottages have saunas and it’s good fun to run straight into the lake from a hot sauna. During day the main thing is to be lazy and relax. The possible activities include rowing on the lake and catch some fish, prepare food and maybe play some games and of course to heat the sauna!

Finland - Scandinavia - Finnish Summer Cottage - Finnish Summer Night over Lake

Finland - Scandinavia - Finnish Summer Cottage - Finnish Summer Night over Lake

Finland - Scandinavia - Finnish Summer Cottage - Finnish Summer Night over Lake

You are welcome to visit my shop at www.heimoose.co.uk and my blog www.nordicmumsnotebook.wordpress.com. -Annika

This post is a part of the Summer Vacation Tour, a virtual travel series hosted here on Oaxacaborn.com. To ‘travel’ to other locations while I’m taking a brief break from blogging, click here. (Want to be featured in the future? Email me!)

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8 thoughts on “TRAVEL :: Finland with Annika of Hei Moose: A Stop on the Summer Vacation Tour

  1. I have only been for a very short visit to Finland. Took a weekend trip with the ferry from Sweden. I only remember that it was very cold. (It was a long time ago) I really would love to visit the place again. The nature is wonderful with the lakes and the forests. So nice to see that Annika is guest blogging here. Really like what she is doing with Hei Moose :)

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