Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Making Memories !

Apart from the adventure and cultural experience, this trip gave me wonderful friends. All from diverse parts of the country as well as world, with different perspectives of travel. But what connected all of us together was the love of travel. The long walks, the playful fights, beautiful conversations, sharing travel stories, light-hearted games, morning…

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Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Finnish Sauna !

Sauna is an integral part of Finish culture. Even though I had read quite a lot about Finnish culture and tradition, I was little intimidated about actually trying sauna while in Finland, considering my shy nature. In fact, I didnt even carry my swimming costume. But over the breakfast table, while discussing about Sauna with…

Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – One-of-a-kind Adventure !

Beautiful morning walk in Tampere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLXCEwOHeI Snow hike in Tampere Adventurous snow-biking in the middle of white wilderness Husky Safari through mesmerizing snowscapes Painting in Glass Igloo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AedLXSxh08 Exploring Snow HotelDinner in Ice Restaurant - Hot Chocolate at Ice Bar Snow Chapel Sleeping in a snow hotel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGqndXmn0Dc For the love of Saree - Posing…

Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Exploring Historic Cities !

Engaging Museums - Helsinki Design Museum - The Design Museum is located in the Helsinki Design District, just a short walk from the main street of Espanades and the harbor. There are several exhibits in the design museum. Exhibit 1: Utopia Now - The Story of Finnish Design - In honour of the centenary of…

Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Chasing Northern Lights !

Chasing Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis Seeing the northern lights was a dream since a long time. But it seemed so far fetched to me that over the years I stopped yearning to pursue it. But thanks to social media, it reignited the fire in me to go for it, and then there was no…

Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Meeting Santa and Elves !

Santa Claus Village: Santa Claus declared Rovaniemi as his official hometown. It is believed that he spends his time at the Santa Claus Village every day of the year to take care of his mission in life - to enhance the well being of children and the kindness of grown-ups, and spreading the message of…

Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Christmas Celebrations !

Finnish Christmas Tradition: Christmas Eve: In Finland, Christmas Eve is the main event of the holidays It is spent with the family, decorating the tree, drinking glogi or other Christmas ales , or enjoying a Christmas sauna. Traditionally, rice porridge and plum fruit juice/jam are made for breakfast. Then the tree is decorated. Around midday,…

Backpack Finland – The Winter Wonderland – Highlights

My recent trip to Finland was one hell of an awesome, magical experience. It had multiple flavours - Christmas Celebrations Meeting Santa and Elves Chasing Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis Exploring Historic Cities of Finland One-of-a-kind Adventure Finnish Sauna Making Memories Trip Route : Helsinki (3D) -> Turku (2D) -> Tampere (2D) -> Rovaniemi (3D)…