Do Finland with KimKim!
Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2023
This is my second trip using KimKim and I could not be happier! Our local guide Moonika knocked it out of the park for our 11 day long Girls Trip! By the time we decided on the final trip, I believe we were on our 4th itinerary. Moonkia really listened to what we wanted and it turned out SO good. All the transport (busses, taxis, trains, walking) was seamless and easy. During the trip Moonika was easy to get ahold of though WhatsApp and answered all our questions as they came up.
Our trip was a great mix of culture and outdoor pursuits with a day in Helsinki and a day in Turku to learn about the old and new capitals. The evening bike tour and sauna was super fun. Our guide Philipe took us all around town and we ended up at a sauna overlooking to harbour and a cold dip pool in the Baltic Sea. We loved the train travel and the overnight train to Lapland was a unique experience. The third bunk was pretty high up there!
In Lapland we were booked in with a company called Yllas Experiences. We had a half day canoe trip with Jana who was an excellent guide and knew heaps about the surrounding nature. The next day we went on an overnight walking trip with Jussi. He was an allstar guide, cook, game player, and language teacher. Our breakfast of porridge with cloudberries and reindeer salami melt sandwiches was epic. We had awesome weather the the views of the fells of Lapland were stunning. Yllas experiences had very good quality equipment which was much appreciated!
Our trip finished with a visit to a reindeer farm where we got to pet, feed, and even kiss reindeer. The final stop was a lakeside sauna. Thank you again Moonika for one of the best trips I have ever had!
The two best tips I can think of are: First, ignore what people say about the mosquitoes. They can be not bad at all at certain times. Second, sauna as much as you can! Almost every hotel has a sauna and it it where you get some of the most intimate Finnish experiences.