Five tips for road trips in Norway

Norway is a beautiful country and it is just perfect for photographers who loves road trips. Here is five tips that will help you to get most out of your journey.     1. Dont rush.     Driving in Norway will take time. Scenic routes are narrow and curvy, it can take three hours to drive 100km. And there is going to     be so much things to photograph so thrust me, it will take time.   2. Sleeping in your car.     If possible, I will suggest this option. There is plenty of rest stops where you can sleep, and many of those have clean toilets.     If you have a camper van you have even more possibilities. I have slept in my Range Rover, four night in car, one in motel,     four nights in car, and so on. 3. Norway is expensive.     It is not a secret that Norway is expensive. I always have plenty of camping food with me. What I have noticed, southern parts      seems to be more expensive than north.   4. Take a ferry.     Sometimes you have to, since it is not possibly to easily drive from one place to other. Sometimes it is nice to take a break and enjoy      of fresh sea breeze. Most of the ferries cost around 100-200NOK but there might be ferries that cost over 800NOK so make some      research to avoid surprises.      5. Have a drone.     There is so much to photograph, but some places are impossible to access. Drone gives you so much more possibilities.     Just remember that maximum altitude is 120m and beware of the birds, some of them might see drone as their enemy.    

Cooking in archipelago

Last autumn I had a chance to shoot cooking outside with a friend of mine, Chef Ari Ruoho from Restaurant Nokka. It was an epic day and you might have seen some photos on my Instagram feed. Couple a weeks ago we went again. This time to island called Rövargrundet, half an hour boat trip from Espoo. We had an epic day, food was once again really good. My brother Dan was with us and shot an behind the scenes video of our day. Here is some photos and that video. Enjoy!

Postcards from archipelago

I is quite warm in Helsinki, much warmer than it usually is in May. It is hard to imagine anything better to do on a warm summer day, than a boat ride to a lighthouse. We couldn't dock the boat, there are birds nesting on the island where the lighthouse is, but it didn't matter. It was super nice anyway. Thanks Ville for the ride, your new boat is awesome!  Shot with Leica M with Summarit 35mm and 50mm, Sony A7RIII with Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

Postcards from Kilpisjärvi

  Shot with Sony A7RIII with Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art, 70-200mm f/2.8 and Leica M(typ240) with Summarit 50mm f/2.5

Weekend on countryside.

I just came back from a short trip to countryside. My father in-law lives a small village, 3 hours drive from Helsinki (where I live) It was nothing special, enjoying outdoors, sauna, good food and few glasses of wine. Very relaxing. Helsinki has not been so lucky what comes to a proper winter. It was nice to experience the real deal, snow and sub zero temperatures (this morning -20° celsius)

There is more in Tenerife

I spent my Christmas and New Year in the island of Tenerife. Whole Gran Canaria is mainly known as a huge tourist trap, but it is much more. I had opportunity to spend three weeks exploring Tenerife, and I found so many beautiful places where I could spend my time in quiet and peace. Don't spend your time in huge tourist areas, take a step from that beaten path and you can discover unique and original places almost anywhere.

Early bird

One of my favorite things is to wake-up really early and drive to a nice location to watch the sunrise.  Yesterday I did this once again, and it was really beautiful. Crispy morning with -4c temperature was nice and clear.   SaveSave