Postcards from Finland

Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete & Dalene Heck

In our grand tour of Finland, we clocked over 600km by air and nearly 2,000 behind the wheel. (This does not count our time behind a dog sled, snowmobile, reindeer sleigh or horse sled, or any other forms of transportation we enjoyed.)Some of the conditions were as expected for February in Finland – snow flying fast and fierce, the odd whiteout as a big truck passed, drifts that began to creep in from the shoulders – nothing these Canadians can’t handle. (And hat tip to the Finns for largely being courteous responsible drivers, we cursed much less at them then we have at our own countrymen in the past.)

We found ourselves delayed often, but surprisingly, the weather and roads weren’t the biggest factor.

As with every activity we did, the photo opportunities were just far too plentiful. And with the limited amount of daylight at our disposal, there was a point where we just had to cut it off.

“We’re going to be late. No more stops unless it’s REALLY spectacular.”

“Like, two Santas fighting spectacular.”

“No, two reindeers fist fighting with Santa refereeing.”

“No, two reindeers fighting with light sabres and elves…”

And so on.

(We stopped a few minutes later anyway.) And over and over again every day during our stay.

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Lonely Tree
Finland Winter Roads
Åland Pier
Traditional Ice Fishing
Up Close Horse
Finland Winter Storage
Savonlinna Castle
Tampere Blues
Porvoo from Above
Porvoo Cathedral
Hetta Huskies
Finland Huskies
Cotton Candy Skies
Auroras over Hetta
Lapland Scenery
Kemi Snow Castle Dining Hall
Suomenlinna Coast
Helsinki Senate Square
Helsinki Harbour with Snow
Helsinki Cathedral by Night
Morning Commute Helsinki
Three Smiths Square - Helsinki
Finland Arrival

And for the first time ever, we’re also bringing you the best sights via “living” postcards, our journey across the country told via video…

But wait! There’s more. All of our excursions, best eats, viewpoints and more can be found in our Winter in Finland guide on Trover…

Winter in Finland Guide – a photo list by Hecktic Travels

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