Travel Theme: Wood

The Finnish landscape is characterized by lakes and forests. Forestry is one of the largest industries here, and is responsible for the production of wood, amongst other things. With 75% forests covering the land area, it means Finns practically live within forests.

Hunter's Cottage
Hunter’s Cottage


In the countryside and as especially in summer, all sorts of small building projects are always under way.


Self-made bridge and a shortcut to the neighbours' sauna
Self-made bridge and a shortcut to the neighbours’ sauna


I like the weather-worn wood with its coarseness. It creates a rustic feel that brings back childhood memories.


Fishermen's Village
Fishermen’s Village


But there’s also something delightful about the smell of fresh wood, especially indoors. It’s like taking a walk in the middle of the forest. Natural essences extracted from different kind of trees (pine, spruce, birch, etc.) are popular in Finnish saunas. 

Outdoor sauna
Outdoor sauna


Barns no longer in use make for a wonderful shelter and photography experience, when on the lookout for the wildlife roaming in the nearby forests.

Old Barn
Old Barn


What can I say? I love wood, and hope you enjoyed the countryside wooden tour.

Outdoor Storage
Outdoor Storage


For more on the theme, visit Ailsa.





15 Comments Add yours

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Beautiful photos, very well captured – the finnish nature is amazing… 🙂

  2. sueslaght says:

    I didn’t realize Finland had so much forest. Lovely shots.

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks. Oh yes there’s always a forest nearby, whether living in the countryside or city.

  3. suej says:

    Thanks for the tour! 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Glad you enjoyed the tour Sue:-)

  4. Fabulous self-made bridge and love that last one with he hearts on the side of the ‘wood’. 😉
    Thanks for the visit to my blog, cocoa. That is some lifestyle change you’ve put yourself through, but it sounds like you’re enjoying it.

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks to you too for the visit and enjoying my wooden tour. Much appreciated:-). Yes, you are right it is a big lifestyle change but I love it here.

  5. Wonderful choices for the challenge!

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      I’m delighted you enjoyed the selection.

  6. Life Along The River says:

    Nice! Love the photos

  7. Fabulous tour. I missed this one earlier. Glad I found it now.

  8. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done! I love the photo of the sauna the best.

  9. aj vosse says:

    I love wood! I could live with building a log cabin in the woods and living a hermit’s life! 😉

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