Rovaniemi, Finland

Sami people are the indigenous population in Lapland, or the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. They have practiced reindeer husbandry for 1000 years. Their calendar year begins in May when reindeer calves are born and follows seven seasons that parallel a reindeer’s life. Reindeer roam free in the forests during the summer months … More Rovaniemi, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Our time in Finland was incredibly heartwarming, as we had anxiously awaited seeing the country that Whitney’s father lived in some sixty years ago as a small boy. He spent time in Turku while his father taught at a local university for the year. His memories of munching on munkkis fueled our excursion through Helsinki. … More Helsinki, Finland