We had a nice weekend in Finland. A couple of sunny winter days.

A well known American comedian, Conan O’Brien, is doing a great job for the Finnish tourist industry. It all started a few months back, when Conan noticed that he actually looks like our President, Tarja Halonen.

One thing lead to another and last night he devoted a whole programme to Finland. Oh well, at least a few Americans will now know where Finland is situated on the map.

Here are some pictures from last weekend (for tourists…):

Crosscountry skiing gives you Jane Fonda-type ”buns of steel”.

Trees and water are the most obvious features of Finland?s natural landscapes. Forests cover more than two-thirds of the land, and lakes and rivers account for almost another tenth.

Spring weather in Finland.


The Baltic Sea.