• Rovaniemi Guide

    Tiina Kivelä

    Looking for a brief Rovaniemi city guide? Look no more – here’s my tips on where to sleep, eat, drink and what to do in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. Better visuals and downloadable version coming soon – but here’s something to start with, right before winter holiday’s, or as we in Finland say – ski holiday season. 


    Arctic Light Hotel

    Arctic Treehouse Hotel

    Hostel Cafe Koti

    Scandic Rovaniemi



    Northern Lights

    Lapland Safaris





    Eat & Drink

    Arctic Light Hotel & Arctic Boulevard

    Cafe Koti

    Restaurant Roka *

    Cafe Bar 21




    Cafe Bar 21




    Ski (nordic)



    – longer distances:

    Matkahuolto for buses

    VR for trains

    Rovaniemi Airport (Finnair and Norwegian) for flights

    Airport Taxi Rovaniemi

    or rent a car

  • BLOG
  • Changes

    Tiina Kivelä

    Hello 2018. For me you are the year of change and therefore I’ve come to say goodbye for you. Right now, I just don’t have enough time nor motivation for blogging. And honestly, I’m having “a bit of” a personal crisis with the whole travel / lifestyle / professional / whatever blogger and influencer world in general. There’s just too much noise and too little human and I want to keep away as long as I can’t be sure I’m really making it any better.

    I’ll keep the site running though and there should be something interesting coming sooner or later. Until that, take care and let’s make 2018 as good as possible!

    I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.

    ^© David Bowie

    Ps. You can still see my pics and short notes and follow me in Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn .

  • BLOG
  • Hyvää Syntymäpäivää Suomi

    Tiina Kivelä

    Happy Birthday, Finland!

    The ones who don’t know, Finland turned 100 years old yesterday( the day’s called Independence Day aka Itsenäisyyspäivä). And for the occaions, if I’d say what I’m most grateful for this country, I’d say the Finnish passport (and almost as high would be nature in Lapland). With that, I’ve been able to travel, see the fireworks for Swiss national day (and drink free beer and dance to the morning in the middle of the street) and to get the social security, which might be the best in the world.

    For once I was Finland for the party, though as the tradition goes, no proper parties for me. For the ones who don’t know this either, I couldn’t even buy champagne, nor sauna beer for the occasion, because I forgot that I’m in Finland, in where they close the wine and good belgian beer shop (aka Alko) early the day before (and stay closed the party day), and that the supermarket stops selling average beer at 9 PM (I was on that line 5min late this time).

    Oh well, it’s been very healthy, sporty and productive celebration. At least I got the sauna.