• Finland,  We12inspire

    Outdoors Finland: 10 things to do in Saimaa

    Click here to go to the Dutch version of this post. At the end of August, I had the chance to visit Finland’s Saimaa region.  Saimaa is the biggest lake in Finland and also the fourth biggest natural freshwater lake in Europe. Surrounded by cities as Lappeenranta, Savonlinna and Mikkeli it’s not only a great place for some urban adventures but mostly it’s a perfect spot for various outdoor activities. Today I’m sharing my favorite things to do in Saimaa with you. 1. Go paddling You haven’t been to Finland if you haven’t been canoeing or kayaking. The Finns love their waters and can be found there for a large portion…

  • Finland,  Iceland,  Luxembourg,  Switzerland

    August in pictures

    Whoah! August is almost over and that means that the end of the summer is near. Time flew by and before we knew it, so did our trips. We’ve got plenty of new stories coming up for you as we spent no less than the whole month (pretty much) in nature and are very inspired to write and share our memories with you. For now, we’ll share a bunch of our favorite August pictures. Enjoy! Martijn in Iceland It was late July when Martijn left to Iceland for guiding a tour. He was gone for almost three weeks and more about Iceland will appear soon here. We just love the…

  • Finland,  We12inspire

    A new adventure: outdoors Finland!

    It’s going to be an exciting week for us! While Martijn is climbing some peaks in the Swiss Alps, Anto is staying on lower grounds, however quite a bit further up north. She’s going to Finland for the Outdoors Finland bloggers trip, hosted by Visit Finland. What do YOU know about Finland? Some things we knew before we ever set foot in it were: – There’s thousands of lakes. And even more trees! – People stay in their cabins in the summer. And weekends. And winter. (Pure bliss if you ask us!) – Everybody goes to the sauna. Or well, almost everybody. – The northern part is called Lapland which is…