I'm a water sports pro and eager to present all kinds of water sports on my blog and on Instagram. I search for wet adventures, new swimming and SUP locations and routes.
This blog is a celebration of boundless outdoor swimming and water sports possibilities in Finland. I challenged myself to swim everyday in May (#31daysofswimming2016). I did #31daysofswimming challenge again in May 2018, 2020 and 2021.
Plunging into Finland's 187 888 lakes, into the Baltic Sea and into innumerable secret out-of-the-way swimming spots is a real joy. Finland is a true swimmer's paradise: you can swim almost anywhere you like and waters are clear and safe. Finnish Lakeland is the largest lake district in Europe. The Baltic Sea offers world's largest archipelago for swimming adventures. Open water swimming season starts in May and lasts 'till October, when winter swimming season starts.
Finnish waters are much warmer than one could expect. There's lots of sunshine from June 'till August even at nights and surface water gets astonishingly warm in lakes. But of course, water temperatures vary a lot according to weather conditions. Winter swimming and ice swimming have long traditions in Finland. In old times winter swimming was mostly connected to sauna going, but nowadays swimmers dip themselves into freezing water also without sauna.
I work in nature tourism development projects and as a free writer and an entrepreneur (in Finnish).