Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Finnish autumn

It was autumn when I first arrived to Finland, probably this is why I like this season so much. If you visit Finland at this time of the year, you will see the familiar landscapes from the postcards and tourist photos. In Lapland this time when the trees turn to autumn colours has its own name, it is called ruuska.

It costs more to fly there during these weeks, but those who have been there say that it is worth the money. It is not only the colourful trees, but also the wandering reindeer which make this season so appealing.

You do not have to go so up North to see the real Finnish autumn though. You can experience it also in Helsinki, or anywhere in the Finnish countryside. The colourful trees, the sunshine of the days of the Indian Summer, the foggy mornings and evenings- all of these are visible signs.

And if you want to be a real pro, have a sauna evening with friends by a lake in October. It will be cold as hell, but it is a typical and unique Scandinavian-experience.

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