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Juhannus in Finland

The colder the country, the more passionately they celebrate their summer!

Juhannus, also known as midsummer, is a national holiday in Finland. It is usually spent with friends and family at a summer cottage away from the city, either partying or relaxing.

Juhannus is seen as the beginning of the warm summer weather and many Finns start their summer holidays on Midsummer Eve.

Taking place at the end of June, the "midnight sun" is an important factor in the festivities. People stay up all night unde

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The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are one of the most breathtaking sights one can ever experience. The mixture of unearthly colors display including magenta, emerald green and turquoise is so worth watching. You would be lucky enough if you get to see pink, red and purple also.

It´s not at all easy to spot the northern lights, however the best time to see them is from late September to late March. During these months the nights are longest and skies are darkest. Seeing th

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Helsinki and South Finland's Luminous Summer

9008620286?profile=originalIn various parts of the world — and nowhere more than in northern Europe — summertime’s fondly considered a bright and cheery idyll, tailor-made for vacations and good vibrations in general. It’d been a long time since I’d been to Scandinavia in summer, and on my recent visit to Finland, I had the pleasure of rediscovering why the warmest season in this part of the world is so appealing — oh, what the heck, I’ll say it: even enchanting.


The seasons can feel almost manic-depressive up here in V

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