Brown bears

Abuzz in the forest

Michael Gebicki discovers the bears are great in Finland but the mozzies are not.

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SHD TRAVEL September 1st, Cover Story, Christmas. Santa Claus Village, Lapland, rovaniemi .   Santa Claus, pictured ...

Ready set, snow

There's no shortage of magical Christmas adventures around the world, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Cambodia child

Book wisely to share the wealth

Tourism in poor countries does not always bring benefits to local communities. Here's how to make sure your money stays where it is needed.

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Fine dining with Finnish

In the hands of innovative chefs, Finland's local ingredients come into their own at new Helsinki restaurants, writes Leisa Tyler.

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River life ... the Aura River waterfront in Turku.

Mavericks on the Baltic

Dugald Jellie explores Finland's oldest city, a culture hotspot and maritime centre set in mediaeval streetscapes.

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Aurora Borealis, Finland.

Hunting the aurora

A wonder of myth and mystery, the northern lights are desperately elusive, writes Shaney Hudson. But patience has its rewards.

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