Wild Nordics

Adventures, Passions, and Surviving Finland


Road tripping Europe in a Nissan Micra – Part 1: Barcelona Spain to Faro Portugal

By on 13/01/2019

A Nissan Micra seems an unlikely choice for a road trip around Europe but compared to a Motorcycle (which I usually ride), it has a lot of space. I was very surprised by the performance of the little green beast after 2,000 km along the Spanish east coast over Christmas 2018. We plan to continue […]

What you Need to know before Driving in Finland

By on 10/01/2019

Finland is a society where there are a lot of rules and everyone will just expect that you know them. I learnt the road rules here the hard way. It was mostly just plain ignorance that there was a different way of driving here. I lived to tell the story and am here today to […]

The Most Beautiful Landscapes in Europe

By on 02/01/2019

Here is a list of the most beautiful Landscapes that I have stumbled across while traveling around Europe. These places stood out in my mind for their uniqueness, splendor and natural charm. Dolomites, Italy The Alps are beautiful wherever you go but the Italian Dolomites take it to a whole new level. The white dolostone […]

How to pack light (under 8 kg)

By on 28/07/2018

When I see first time travelers wrestling with an 80L backpack I can’t help but point and scorn – but if truth be told at their age I also thought the same. Fast forward to today and my benchmark is a 40L bag and 8 kg total weight. “Take half the stuff and twice the […]

How to not leave stuff behind when traveling

By on 28/07/2017

Forgetting your stuff in hotel rooms while on the road can be annoying and costly. The problem becomes even more complicated when traveling with children or a forgetful spouse. With a few simple rules that everybody follows the problem can be avoided. 1. It’s not your home so don’t spread your stuff out Wherever you […]