Poronkaristys, a reindeer stew, is a traditional Finnish and Lappish dish. The Sami people in Lapland have raised reindeer for centuries and this dish stems from their tradition.
In Helsinki, winter is long and cold and lasts almost five months. The temperature stays below zero from November to March.
A good reason to lock yourself in a good restaurant in the Capital of Finland and enjoy the specialties of Finnish cuisine! Some typical dishes are reindeer, served in different recipes, elk sausages and meatballs, Grillimakkara, which are giant sausages, and desserts made with Longonberry (cranberry sauce).
An itinerary in search of the Northern Lights, between Lapland and the North Cape
Lapland, the native land of the Sami people, is located in the northern part of Finland, bordering on Norway. It is a unique place, made fascinating by the snowy and wild nature and natural phenomena such as the midnight sun and the northern lights.