Today, we’re embarking on a journey to the far north of Europe. To a place of summer midnight sun and the magical northern lights of the winter. The Land of a Thousand Lakes. A place where saunas are as common as cafes. And, with just a few days to go until Christmas, I imagine it’s a hive of activity given that Lapland in the north of the country is the home of Santa Claus and his elves. Of course, I’m talking about Fantastic Finland.
And I’m joined by two wonderful guests today to help bring this diverse and beautiful country to life. First, we’ll hear from the actress Tracy-Ann Oberman. You’ll know Tracy-Ann from shows like EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner, It’s A Sin and Ridley Road. She has a special connection to Finland, which she’ll tell us about when she shares her Finnish travel diaries, coming up.
And then, we’re joined by Finland Destination Expert, and food and travel writer, Bre Graham, who has travelled extensively around the country, and shares so many brilliant different recommendations and tips, for places to visit, stay, eat, and what to bring home in your suitcase.
Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Destination Recap:
- Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki
- Restaurant Nasinneula, Tampere
- Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere
- Suomenlinna, Helsinki
- Moomin World, Naantali
- Löyly Helsinki sauna, Helsinki
- Goodio Chocolate Factory, Vantaa
- Nolla Restaurant, Helsinki
- Finnish Lapland
- Lake Inari, Sápmi
- Albina Ravintola & Viinibaari, Kallio, Helsinki
- St George Hotel, Helsinki
- Lapland Hotel, Helsinki
If you would like to read more about Finland head to visitfinland.com. If you enjoyed today’s episode don’t forget to subscribe. And come and follow me on Instagram – I’m @hollyrubenstein. Have a very Happy Christmas and thanks so much for listening.
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