Tiina Kivelä


“I drink good coffee and hang around open places – when nothing is sure, everything is possible”

Hei! My name is Tiina, and I originally come from the North Country, also known as Finnish Lapland 

As long as I remember I have dreamed big and traveled a lot, and on June 2016, I set my main base camp in Switzerland, to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy – mountains and the quality of life. Currently, I call myself a full-time explorer, living between Lapland and Switzerland, and working on the side (to support my adventures) with projects related to digital, communications, marketing, project management and outdoors.

When not working, I love writing, traveling, (trail)running, (mountain)biking, (free & nordic)skiing, photography, reading, knitting, eating, sleeping and coffee; trying and learning new things like rock climbing and mountaineering lately. Moreover, I love sharing and inspiring others; telling about the things I like and care with photos and writings.

My blog Girl From The North Country, the website tiinakivela.com and my social media channels, serve as a logbook for my adventures, and as a source for inspiration and advice. For all this, the guiding principle being: Feel the fear and do it anyway; responsibly and sustainably, with a big smile on my face. 

Practically, I am professional tourist/explorer, having M. Soc. Sci. in Tourism Research from the University of Lapland. And I happen to know Santa Claus personally. So be nice, always.

Feedback and suggestions, advertisement/press/media inquiries will be kindly accepted when you send email to : tiinaetc@gmail.com

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