In Finland there is a centuries-old tradition to talk about the importance of education as the path to success as an individual but also as a nation. The significance of the school system and especially of good teachers has been a major topic for a long time. But there hasn’t been much talk about libraries as bearers of literacy and the enthusiasm towards reading itself. To honor Finnish education and libraries, I have chosen the library of Kallio – the neighborhood of my childhood – as one of the 100 moods from Finland.
Siltavuori in the Kruununhaka district of Helsinki offers one of best views to the city. Besides the maritime nature you can sense the history and change of the capital. Infront of you there’s a former “worker district” that has become a trendy neighborhood, and behind your back there’s the wealthy and sophisticated Kruununhaka. At the same time, not far away, new city culture is booming in Sompasaari among graffiti-covered walls and a self-made public sauna. In the north-west one can see huge cranes building a new area – it’s living proof that the city is full of layers and visible change.
I want to show Pähkänäkallio to the entire world, because it offers a unique and impressive view. The landscape that opens in front of you and the Kitka River weaving below in the sunrise is just unbelievable.
Before my first visit to the location I had tried to go there a couple of times during winter, but never succeeded due to almost extraordinary misfortunes. But it just might be precisely because of these failed attempts that Pähkänäkallio has grown close to my heart.
Koivusaari is a charming piece of nature in the middle of Rovaniemi. It’s well known by birdwatchers and hikers. In my opinion it’s also a laid-back location just to drop by, especially if you´re a fan of fishing without a hook at the end of your fishing line. It’s a place where you can just relax and enjoy the silence and peace.
Why did I choose the River Lemmenjoki as my mood? For me the answer is simple. It’s my home river and the Ravadas Falls represent the power of nature. It’s a strong experience and that strength might appear physically, emotionally or intellectually.
This small, Bättre Folk festival on the Hailuoto Island is an event of its own class. The event is a mix of music and literature, difficult to describe in words, better to experience yourself.
Could you imagine a better start for your day than sauna and refreshing dip in to a lake? This beautiful site is located in the Lake Region in central Finland.
Autumn has brought great miracles to the northern sky. This breathtaking sight is captured on the island of Maakalla. Star dust, the northern lights and the sea. What an amazing firework by the nature! Bravo!
Märket is a tiny island split between Finland and Sweden and also the westernmost land point of Finland. Of course it also has Finland's westernmost sauna. Intriguingly, the lighthouse constructed by Finns and Russians was accidentally built on the Swedish soil and the border had to be adjusted. The Finnish Lighthouse Society maintains the unmanned lighthouse.
Korouoma is about 30 kilometres (20 mi) long, few hundred metres wide and up to 130 metres (430 ft) deep canyon. Korouoma offers great opportunities for hiking, observing nature, fishing and surveying the cultural history of the area. There is a marked hiking trail at the bottom of Korouoma and several campfire sites, huts and cabins.
On the top of the Särkitunturi fell in Muonio, Finland, you can breathe the world’s cleanest air and if you are lucky, spot auroras like the ones featured in this 360° experience.
Löyly is one of the public saunas in Helsinki, located in Hernesaarenranta near by the city center. The building itself is architecturally fascinating and all the details and sculptural shapes are designed with a practical view.
100 Moods From Finland is a portal to Finnish landscapes and moods created by Finnish people and our collaborative partners. There are 100 different moods and locations captured in 360° videos and they can be experienced through digital channels and an interactive 360° dome. The project is created and produced by Flatlight Creative House.