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The Mos Beautiful Photos of Finland Nature – Landscapes from Nordic Tales

If your desire for travel requires a bit of inspiration, perhaps you might consider visiting Finland! Located between Sweden and Russia, this beautiful Nordic country is famous for its ice lakes, wild irvas, hevi metal bands (the heaviest metal bands per capita) and finally, the marvelous polar light! Do not believe us, believe yourself in the spell of the Finnish landscapes, captured by the camera of Finnish artist Mike Sutari. All the photos were made in the twilight, with the aim of preserving the unreal, somewhat wild and ethereal beauty of the scene. Enjoy!


A One-of-a-Kind Tour Leaves You With Lasting Memories

Marijuana laws in Finland aren’t quite as slack as they are in some other countries, but the Finnish government has taken steps in recent years to relax some areas of their cannabis policies. However Finns are also quite famous for going to one of a kind tours to Canada.

For years Canadians have agreed that cannabis use shouldn’t be a criminal offense. Now, that majority that was hopeful for marijuana reform has gotten their wish, thanks to a 2017 legalization of the substance for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

If you’re in the ‘cool’ crowd, you probably smoke marijuana. It seems that most people indulge in the herb, relaxing their mind and enhancing their creativity, enjoying life to the fullest, and alleviating aches, pains, and other health ailments that, at one time, interfered with their life. There’s many areas throughout Canada’s various provinces that are dedicated to marijuana. Toronto and Montreal are two hot spots for tokers who can never deny their love for the bud.

Now that marijuana is available for legal purchase, you can go into a local dispensary, view the strains, and choose your favorite to take home. Marijuana purchases are also available online for those throughout the country. Plus, marijuana sampling tours are now available. You’ve probably been on several tours in your lifetime, but what’s certain is that you’ve never been on a tour like this before.

What is a Marijuana Sampling Tour?

Marijuana sampling tours provide tokers and others with an interest in marijuana opportunity to experience one of Canada’s top cultivation centers up-close-and personal. During the tour, you’ll see marijuana in various stages of growth as the knowledgeable guide details exactly what you are seeing. You’ll learn information about growing and cultivating marijuana, the plants, different strains, and so much more. Plus, there’s always time to snap a great photo or two and you can ask questions as you desire. The grand finale of the tour is what you’ve all been waiting for -a nice little toke. What better way to accustom yourself to the newfound marijuana industry than by experiencing some of the top Green Panther, Canada’s leading online marijuana dispensary strains being sold today? Yes, marijuana sampling tours oftentimes include a nice token of a few favorite strains. You’ll go home eager to tell everyone about the happiest tour on earth!

Who Should Take a Tour?

Anyone with an interest in marijuana is the perfect person to take a marijuana sampling tour. This includes smokers and tokers, marijuana medical patients, those with an interest in entering the industry themselves, people eager to learn more about marijuana, and even those who oppose marijuana legalization. There’s so much to learn during a tour that anyone can benefit as well as have a good time. If you’re of legal consumption age (19 in Canada) you can enjoy a tour.

Why Take a Marijuana Sampling Tour?

If you’re a 420-fan, this tour is a must! Your marijuana sampling tour gives you insight into the industry and it creates a far more personalized experience that makes smoking something you are even more eager to do.

Marijuana legalization is still new in Canada, and there’s a lot to learn and experience. This tour makes it easy to adapt without the same jitters that are oftentimes around when doing something for the very first time.

You’ll feel as if you’ve gathered with friends in the basement for a toke session during your tour as you share this experience with like-minded tokers eager to learn all they can about the industry. That’s how it should be any time that marijuana is involved. That’s why marijuana has become so popular. It’s about friends, love, and peace, and being yourself. Your tour is always safe, secure, and made to exceed your expectations.

When to Take a Marijuana Tour

Daily tours provide the perfect opportunity to take your marijuana sampling tour whenever the time is right for you. If you’re sitting around the house bored one day, why not schedule a tour and have a little 420 fun? You can celebrate a special event with a tour, learning everything you could possibly want or need to know about marijuana. Birthdays, anniversaries, and graduation parties are always special when marijuana is involved. You can celebrate any event with marijuana sampling tours. Of course, no special occasion is needed to go on a tour. If you are a marijuana enthusiast that is excited that marijuana is now available legally or someone interested in learning more these tours provide exactly what you want and need.

A Few Fun Marijuana Facts

To ensure that you’re hype for your marijuana sampling tour, here’s a few marijuana facts that you might want to know.

  • Indica, Sativa, Hybrid, and CBD marijuana is available. Sativa strains energize you while indica strains get you ready for a lazy day on the sofa. Hybrids are a mixture of the two strains and usually dominate to one side. CBD is used for medical treatment, but many people say they enjoy smoking these strains just as well as the THC strains.
  • Canada laws first legalized medicinal marijuana only
  • Research proves that marijuana kills cancer cells in mice, although further research is necessary to determine its benefit on human cancer cells.
  • Research proves that marijuana enhances one’s creativity and thinking ability. Many writers and others say they indulge in marijuana before writing papers and books.
  • A cannabis plant can grow to be up to 18-foot tall!
  • Bob Marley was buried with marijuana, along with his Bible and his guitar
  • Do you want a Bhang? If you love marijuana, the answer is yes! This Indian milkshake is made with marijuana as the main ingredient.
  • More than 158.8 million people across the world use marijuana at least on an occasional basis.

Take a Tour Today

The legalization of marijuana has been a long time in the making, considering the substance has been illegal in Canada since 1923. It is a time in history that any smoker should celebrate to the fullest, and there’s no better way to do that than with an exciting marijuana sampling tour. It is time that you experienced marijuana like you never have before. It is an incredible experience that you are not soon to forget.


Sauna as a ritual!

Sauna is not just the only Finnish word to have entered the world vocabulary – it’s a ritual, an institution, an essential element of the Finnish way of life. It can also be very relaxing, exhilarating and enjoyable, and no visit to Finland is complete without sampling the sauna.

Here are some of the best ways to experience Finnish Sauna in all of Finland plus some extra content:

Sauna from Finland Association


Learn More About Finland

Finland comes as a big surprise when it come to the Nordic countries. It has more trees than people and more islands than any other country in the world. Finland is characterised by endless kilometers of wilderness, 188000 lakes, moderate climate, renovated palaces and industrial areas, gorgeous boulevards and monuments, fascinating restaurants and wonderful coffee shops, gothic cathedrals, magnificent monasteries and old museums presenting the country’s rich cultural heritage. Being one of the most visited destinations in Scandinavia, Finland invites travellers from all around the world to explore its majestic attractions and spend an unforgettable vacation. Have you ever considered swimming in frozen water? It is a sport in Finland and it’s considered to be extremely healthy because it improves the blood circulation in your body, easies the symptoms of arthritis and simply makes you feel happy and satisfied. Nevertheless, a strong competing spirit is also present when we talk about swimming in frozen water. During the entire year and all around the country, numerous competitions are organized where women and men between 20 and 60 years of age compete in swimming 25 meters in frozen water. Finland is also known for its sauna culture, there are 1.6 million saunas in Finland. Around 10% of the territory is covered by water, while 69% is covered by forests. Finland boasts with 35 national parks covering an area of around eight thousand square kilometers where you can watch birds, reindeers, bears, do hiking and many other activities. The capital city of Finland is Helsinki and the official currency is the euro.

The main tourist season in Finland lasts from the beginning of June until the end of August. During this period all the attractions are open, steamboats and ferries are sailing on the lakes and rivers and many festivals take place as well in the summer season. The nights are long and bright and it seems as if the entire country is not sleeping at all. If you want to visit Laponia on the north, you can go in October or February/March and see the northern light.  Laponia is known as the official home of Santa Clause.

In Laponia you can visit Santapark and meet Santa in person. This part of Finland also has numerous beautiful lakes and rivers, the inhabitants are scarce, but very hospitable and charming.

Oulu is one of the most beautiful Finnish cities. The center of the town is settled on several islands which are connected to each other with a series of pedestrian bridges. This makes Oulu ideal for cycling and it boasts with a large network of cycling roads, one of the best in Europe.

Turku is the oldest and most fascinating medieval cities in Finland. Turku is 750 years old and it used to be the capital of the country. The castle was completely renovated recently and it dates back to the 13th century. It houses a viking museum today. Turku also boats with the most impressive gorhic cathedral in the entire Finland.


Finland introduced an app which warns drivers of reindeers on the road

Finland has developed a new smartphone application which will help drivers avoid reindeers on the roads and thus decrease the number of animals being killed in traffic accidents.

Around 300000 reindeers are roaming wildly through the wilderness in Laponia on the north of Finland. It is estimated that around 4000 of these animals are being hit and killed by cars every year. Reindeer keepers get high compensantions when their animals are killed.

Most of the accidents happen in winter when it is harder to spot reinders. There were a few unsuccessful methods to decrease the number of animals being killed, including spraying their horns with fluorescent colors, hanging flashlights around their necks and moving traffic signs warning drivers about the presence of reindeers according to their movement.

The newest attempt to deal with this problem is a mobile application called Porokelo, which means Reindeer bell in Finnish. The first data shows it is already showing results. Last month there were 300 accidents less on the Laponian road in comparison to last year.

This easy-to-use application enables drivers to see reindeers near the road with one click. By using the GPS technology, a warning zone with a perimeter of 1.5 kilometers is created, lasts for one hour and warns other users of the app which are approaching the area.

“If a reindeer is in the vicinity, the drivers slow down and when they exit the warning zone they can continue driving at normal speed.” – said the director of the local business center in Rovaniemi, the biggest town in Laponia.

The project commenced in June when one thousand free smartphones with the app were distributed free to professional drivers, including the drivers of trucks, taxis and buses.


Finland: The safest tourist destination in the world

Finland can be proud – in addition to marking 100 years of independence, the World Economic Forum declared it the world’s safest country in 2017.

“Finland remains the safest destination in the world, despite the fact that Europe fears terrorism,” the report says.

The survey compiled data on 136 countries and the conditions governing tourists.

In addition to safety, the survey also examined how much of the country is open to tourism, what is the state of the infrastructure, the state of the environment and how much are the prices of the stay.

For many, this choice is no surprise. Finland is, however, a traditional country whose people are perceived as friendly and relaxed. It also takes care of the environment and the living standards of its citizens.

When it comes to destinations outside Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Hong Kong and Singapore are the safest.