The first snow has already fallen on the ground in Finland and clocks have been set to winter time (1h difference to summer time). Although I love autumn and snowy winter, I don’t ever quite feel ready for the winter… I thought I’ll make a visual trip back to summer, join me!
This year summer was exceptionally fantastic in Finland. We had an early start when we had summer temperatures already in May. This made the water in the lakes and rivers warmer than usual. I did remote work from the lake house and it was lovely to take a swim in the lake in the middle of a working day.
We sup paddled along the river Tainionvirta a few times. Lots of waterbirds and this year especially whooper swan families.
Air temperature was around +30C, and not even a breeze of wind! The water was +29C so it was very tempting to jump off the board and swim, which we of course did!
We like to paddle along the river Tainionvirta because there are a few places where you can easily land and call for a pick up. Because our sup boards are inflatable, they are easy to pack for transportation.
After enjoying the river scenery, it’s nice to relax at the lake house and watch how the sun colors the horizon. Below is a view from July evening. Every evening the nature paints a new beautiful view! Put Finland on your travel bucket list for next summer, you’ll love it!