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Helsinki – The Christmas City

Helsinki – The Christmas City

Santa Clause is coming to town!! While the elves are busy preparing for Christmas, Santa is taking a break from his busy Lapland workshop to visit the official opening of Aleksanterinkatu Street on Sunday 22 November 2015, a tradition that is more than half a century old!! Santa Claus together with Major of Helsinki will arrive at […]

2016 / Japanomania in the North

2016 / Japanomania in the North

In 2016 Helsinki and Oslo will hold an exhibition called “Japanomania”. The background of the exhibitions is to show how the art took affect from when Japan opened their borders in the 1860s. Artwork from Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Gerhard Munthe can be experienced during this exhibition. Helsinki Where? Ateneum Art Museum When? […]

The Rock Church (Temppeliaukio) / He...

The Rock Church  (Temppeliaukio) / Helsinki

The Temppeliaukio church, most commonly known as the Rock Church, is located in the heart of Helsinki, at the end of Fredrikinkatu. The church is excavated directly into solid rock. Inside is circular and enclosed by walls of bare rock. The ceiling is a giant disc made of copper wire. Before noon, the sunlight spreads […]

Welcome to Santa Claus Village

Santa Claus Office, where you can visit Santa Claus every day! Santa Claus Office is located in Santa Claus Village, Lapland Rovaniemi, Finland. The office is open every day throughout the year and you can meet Santa at his office. Santa Claus Office was established in 1992 and has received millions of children and grown-ups […]

Summer food in Sweden – Smörgås...

Summer food in Sweden – Smörgåstårta

Now in the summertime there are many summer parties in the Nordic countries. One of the most loved buffet food in Sweden is the “Smårgåstårta” (direct translated to sandwich-cake).  It’s said that Smörgåstårta was invented by the confectioner Gunnar Sjödahl in the 1960 at Wedemarks Konditori in Östersund. Smörgåstårta looks like a cake but is […]

Flowers in bloom

Spring has arrived and here are some tips from Scandinavia. See the cherry blossoms in Stockholm. Every year in Kungsträdgården (Kings garden) from April – June you can see the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom day is celebrated annually. This year is was celebrated on the 18th of April. Swedish link here In Hardanger the fruit blossom […]