Doing sports in the arctic
Nov28

Doing sports in the arctic

About the author of this post: My name is Eetu, I’m a Finnish guy who loves being outdoors, winter and doing sports. What brings me to this topic? The answer is quite obvious as I do happen to love all those three things which combined equals doing sports in the arctic environment. I grew up in Rovaniemi, which could be labeled as the capitol of Finnish Lapland. The winters in here are quite harsh, even going all the way down to...

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Finland’s National Culture: Sauna
Nov10

Finland’s National Culture: Sauna

About the author of this post: Hi, my name is Suvi and I am a Tourism and Hospitality Management student at Lapland University of Applied Sciences. I am half Finnish, but I grew up in Germany. So far, I have only embraced my German culture and that’s why I decided to study in Rovaniemi. For me, a dream came true by moving to Finnish Lapland; I finally got the chance to not only get to know my Finnish culture but also experience...

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Silence as a part of culture
Oct27

Silence as a part of culture

About the author of this post: My name is Simon Lukkonen and I was born in Republic of Karelia in Russia. Mixing two different Finnish and Russian cultures in my family made me interested in culture. Since early childhood traditions of both of these cultures were laid in my family. I am sure that learning about these two countries led sphere of my interests to history, culture and travelling. That is why I study tourism in such an...

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Going out in Rovaniemi
Oct03

Going out in Rovaniemi

About the author of this post: I am a 20-year-old Finnish tourism student in Lapland University of Applied Sciences. I am studying for the second year and have been living in Rovaniemi since the autumn 2014. I moved to Lapland from the eastern Finland, a small city called Joensuu (approximately 550 km from Rovaniemi). As a student, I find the balance between free time and studying important, so I thought to give some (not...

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How to enjoy Rovaniemi like a youngster
Aug29

How to enjoy Rovaniemi like a youngster

About the author of this post: I’m Anette Peltola and I’m studying in Rovaniemi in the University of Applied Sciences. I’m studying tourism in the international group and I’m from Finland. This is my second study year and I love Rovaniemi as a place to study and live. I’m from a small town from the west coast of Finland and Rovaniemi is perfect for me because it’s not too big of a city. When you are...

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Art in Lapland
Aug15

Art in Lapland

About the author of this post: My name is Arina. I am a second year Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Management student in Lapin AMK. Originally, I am from Saint Petersburg. Apart from travelling, I have been always passionate about art, its history and contemporary movements. Back in my hometown Saint Petersburg, I was always visiting all kinds of art and cultural events. When I moved to Rovaniemi I was eager to explore local art life...

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