Nordic

December 1, 2015
Reindeer in Utsjoki

Reindeers Are Better Than People – Life of Sami and Reindeer

Reindeers Are Better Than People. Sven, Don’t You Think That’s True? If you are a fan of Frozen, along with every kid and teenager around the world, you’d remember the adorable reindeer Sven. Sven the reindeer is the best friend […]
November 28, 2015

Vasa Museum – Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum was more than just an old boat in a building, which I thought it was. Vasa was a symbol of the Swedish “great power period”, when Kingdom of Sweden controlled much of the Baltic region during the 17th […]
November 25, 2015
northern lights in northern lapland

The Day I Saw Northern Lights in Lapland

It’s Always Sunny in Northern Lapland (Well, Sort Of) We flew to Ivalo from Helsinki. Then we drove 198km north (69.9000° N) to visit a small village called Utsjoki. There are 1,200 people living in the district, which is combining […]
November 10, 2015

Nuorgam, Finland: The Northernmost Point of European Union

Have you wondered where is the northernmost place in European Union? Here’s the answer: Nuorgam, Finland. It’s right at the border between Norway and Finland.
April 5, 2013

Runaway Photo: Aerial View of Iceland in Winter

  Flying over Iceland There’s a reason why I visited Iceland two times within one year, when I don’t live anywhere near Europe. I showed my affection to Iceland more than enough times. Hotdog and coke are not the only […]
March 22, 2013

Road Trip to Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

  Looking for things to do in Reykjavik?   A few of us from same hostel decided to take a road trip to Rekjanes Peninsula. This little peninsula is the one where the  international airport, Keflavik airport, is located. Great […]
December 16, 2012
Iceland-Reykjavik Backpackers

Downtown Reykjavik on a Budget: Reykjavik Backpackers, Iceland

  ✪ Location: Reykjavik city center ✪ Internet Access: Wi-Fi works from the lobby to the second floor. No signal on the third and fourth. ✪ Room: I stayed in a private double with shared bathroom. The room and the bed was not […]
December 14, 2012

Runaway Photo: South Coast Iceland and Volcano

Today, I’ll take you to the south coast of Iceland.   I already explained why I loved the winter in Iceland so much. One sunny day (but the weather changed about five times that day. Typical Icelandic weather.) we drove […]
December 4, 2012

Similarities of Finland and Korea

Finland and Korea are similar. Did you know? I would go back to Finland in a heartbeat. Despite the price of beer, the cold climate, and the high living expense, I found the greater reasons. Before I pour out the […]
November 26, 2012
Iceland glacier

Why Iceland is Better in Winter

The reason to visit Iceland in winter I started and finished my Runaway Europe project in Iceland. The route has been completed clean and nice. The face of Iceland in August and November were quite different – well, it was […]
November 16, 2012
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Iceland

Runaway Photo: The Day I Saw the Northern Lights

The Day I Saw the Aurora Borealis    There was a rumor around the hostel, “Tuesday will be the day for the northern lights!” I carefully watched the aurora forecast to see if that was true. I came to Iceland […]
August 31, 2012

Best of Finland – Tampere, Turku and Helsinki in Photos

    The Best of Finland   It’s been three weeks since I landed on Europe for Runaway Europe project. The destination #2 was Finland and I fell in love with the country. It was a brief itinerary for five […]