Wild Nordics

Adventures, Passions, and Surviving Finland


Summer 2020 Norway Road Trip

By on 26/04/2023

We had 26 days to cover what would turn out to be 6715 km by road and another 563 km by ferries of the most stunning scenery in Europe. Wife Tania, son William, and our trusty dog Jimmy were signed up for the camping road trip out of the back of our Skoda station wagon. […]

Tips for Traveling in Norway

By on 16/04/2023

Norway has the most beautiful nature in Europe. Its untouched wilderness, spectacular archipelagos and picturesque fjords make it a worthy pilgrimage. Norway can be cold though, even in the summer – expect daytime temperatures of 6°C to 9°C in the north and 12°C to 25°C in the south. The best way to see Norway is […]

Places we want to visit 2023-2025

By on 14/04/2023

After finally finishing the 2019 list it was time to agree travel priorities with the wife for the next few years. You might notice an overwhelming island theme through the list. That is because islands are awesome, especially when they have been formed by volcanoes. We have seen a lot of mainland Europe and some […]

A Recap on our 2019 Travel shortlist

By on 10/04/2023

In March 2023 we ticked the last country off our 2019 travel list. It took a bit longer than we expected. At the time of compiling the list I had no idea how COVID, a War in Ukraine, a surprise Baby, and record Inflation would impact our lives and travel plans. From lockdown, to homing […]

10 Most Beautiful Nature Areas in Finland

By on 22/04/2021

Having lived in Finland for almost 2 decades, I have been privileged to see the best that Finland has to offer. I have put together this list of 10 places which have the most beautiful nature and why you should visit them. Finns call their country Suomi which roughly translates to “Swamp land”. I am […]

The Helsinki Red Full Day Self-guided Bicycle Tour

By on 24/07/2019

The Helsinki Red Full Day Self-guided Bicycle Tour (22-35) This tour requires either a bicycle or the use of public transport. It circles the city and takes in some of the more distant attractions. Feel free to pick and choose from the list as not all of the attractions may interest you. If you plan […]

The Helsinki Blue Full Day Self-guided Walking Tour

By on 22/07/2019

The Helsinki Blue Full Day Self-guided Walking Tour (1-21) Here you will find labeled in blue (1-20) a comprehensive Helsinki self-guided walking tour that should take you the good part of a day. The walk is approximately 5 km in length and is along mostly flat ground. The tour starts in the north of Helsinki […]

12 Adventurous Summer things to do in Helsinki

By on 20/07/2019

If you are visiting Helsinki city in Summer you should almost have the place to yourself. Most Finns head off to their Summer Cottages in the countryside, especially during July. Helsinki becomes a ghost town except for the small army of young people who take jobs as summer workers. A starting point for most tourists […]

A Family Summer Road trip 2019 – Part 3: Spain to Greece with the Nissan Micra

By on 16/07/2019

After successfully circumnavigating the Iberia peninsula (Spain and Portugal) in our Nissan Micra, we decided to start the journey back to Finland with a trip across southern Europe. We visited 11 countries on the trip including; Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Greece. I was a bit concerned […]

Places we want to visit in 2019

By on 20/01/2019

My wife Tania and I have voted on the top places we want to visit in 2019. We have tried to find places we both have not visited before. I have ranked the final list in order based on the average score of our preferences. The pictures here have been borrowed from google for illustrative […]