Finland is the land of a thousand lakes and forests. A jewel in the far north, worth more than a trip.
Sommerhaus am See is more than a holiday home in Finland. In his hut - the Mökki - the Finn finds himself. I wanted to find out about this secret.
The noise swells, the creaking becomes a threatening shriek, the ship fights, screams and shoves meter by meter on the seemingly impenetrable ice cover - and then with a loud roar break up the ground below us.
Winter bathing. Swimming in the sea at temperatures around freezing. Is not that crazy? I find my own answer. In Finnland.
In Lapland nature is relentless - yet it gives you an overwhelming variety of berries and plants. The people here have made it an art to creatively cook with it. A story of collectors, hunters and star chefs.
The life of the Finns focuses on sitting together in a wooden hut up to 100 degrees high and talking shop over hot air. Sounds crazy - but makes you incredibly addicted. A story of sacred hills, hot stones and the almighty steam.
The sun does not set. The eyes are heavy. And the reindeer run right in front of the car.
One could have given Finland the name Wasserland. The mainland is criss-crossed by some 180,000 lakes and the sea is populated with countless small islands. Did you know that Finland's southern coast is the largest archipelago in the world?
It will not be dark at night in the northernmost countries of the world until August. Susanne has experienced the "White Nights" at the summer solstice in Finland. Not only did she learn a lot about the Finnish soul, she also found out: It lives quite well, so completely without sense of time.