Midsummer Sunset Walk in the Fields, Finland

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𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗖 (𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀) 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝.
𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝟯𝗗 𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱.

Hej, nice to see you (back).
Midsummer season is when the days are longest and hottest and when the sun doesn’t set.
We’re welcomed on the fields of Tuusula, Finland.
The time is 1:30 am and the sun is setting or rising, you can choose.
This is the darkest it will get over a 2 months period in Southeren Finland.
At night, the air feels fresh in the face, with the presence of light fog in the distance.
Recently, farmers have worked these lawns, creating a wonderful smell of freshly cut grass.
You know who else loves this time of day?
Mosquitoes 🦟 , yes, maybe a gazillion flying around us, trying to get a free ride 🦟
The trick is to keep walking and act busy, this way mosquitoes will hopefully look for another victim.

Midsummer is typically spent with friends and family in a summer cottage (mökki) away from the city.
Time spent at the summer cottage includes barbecuing, fishing and boating.
Many Finns start their summer holidays on Midsummer Eve.
Historically, Midsummer was a popular time for weddings and to cast fertility or love spells.
Nowadays, lighting bonfires and bathing in saunas are popular ways to celebrate.
In the olden days, bonfires were lit to keep evil spirits away and ensure good harvest.

With so many families spending Midsummer in family cottages, cities like Helsinki are often empty and deserted.
A great time to explore the urban lifestyle at your own pace!
If that’s not for you, a nighttime walk through the fields is also a cool experience.
But remember, keep walking and act busy 🦟🦟🦟

Thanks for joining.
Enjoy the rest of your walk and hope to talk again soon.

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