Probably one of the most asked questions in travel groups is "When should I go to Iceland?" And like with most subjects, everyone has their opinion... so here's mine about September! September in Iceland is often referred to as a "shoulder season," meaning that the peak of tourists has waned, prices have dropped, but it's… Continue reading Iceland in September – A round up of all the things you’re probably wondering, and a few you haven’t thought of
The morning of our sixth day came with a bit of sadness as we bid farewell to Mika and his family, and set out for Helsinki via the bus from Kotka. I wrote a standalone post about our day in Helsinki HERE: A Spring Day in Helsinki Staying at the Hilton at the Helsinki airport… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 6 & 7 – Taste of Helsinki and a dash of Brighton!
Our Saturday morning was slow going, but eventually we dragged ourselves from the hotel room and down to breakfast. First up was a Kotka city bus tour for the conference participants. It was in Finnish, but Mika tried to translate for us when possible. It was a nice drive around, but Kubo and I decided… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 4 & 5 – Exploring more of Kotka
The alarms rang what seemed to be too early, but Kubo and I got out of bed quite easy, eager to see Finland in the daylight and get to exploring this new land. For the next week, Kotka would be our homebase, and I liked the idea of "living more like a local" on this… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 2 & 3: Exploring Kotka
"Mika wants us to come out for a conference." And so the trip was born... I'm a planner. Like, I totally planned my adventure to Iceland over the course of four years (YEARS people, YEARS). I knew more about Iceland than I swore some people who live there knew. I had a massive binder with the… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Day 1 – Denver to London to Helsinki
In April 2019, my boyfriend (Kubo) and I took a trip for business/pleasure to Finland, and we had the chance for a day in Helsinki... well, maybe partial day as we caught the 9:50am bus from Kotka, and arrived shortly before noon... but a "day" nonetheless. Though quick, we were able to catch a lot… Continue reading A Spring Day in Helsinki
In the Land of Fire & Ice, geothermal water is in abundance. While much of it is boiling, or at least way too hot for humans to enter, there's also a fair share of it that is perfect for a nice, relaxing soak, often with an otherworldly view to boot. Hot pots, as they're called… Continue reading Guide to Iceland’s Hot Pots & Swimming Pools