The negative domino effects from the unrest in Ukraine are being felt all over Europe. In Slovenia hotels are reporting a 20% drop in numbers of Russian tourists already. This dramatic number, from Euronews, represents fully 6% of tourists to that country. But Slovenia is not the only European country being slammed.
Olavinlinna castle (Olavinlinna) in the city of Savonlinna in the east of Finland, will be transformed into a theater stage this month. Performers from around the world will appear at the Opera Festival this year until August 2nd.
Coming up the 28th of May, the Sonisphere Festival Finland 2014 hits Helsinki with an impact. According to the news this year’s event is headlined by bands Metallica, Slayer, Danzig, Mastodon, and more.
A recent conference in St. Petersburg, Russia saw the heads of the Baltic Sea States meet up to discuss protecting the already heavily polluted Baltic, and each country’s responsibility for the task. With environmental sustainability on every leaders lips these days, we thought we would take a look at the ups and downs of one of the world’s most fascinating seas.
This Fall and Winter, for an excursion to literally take your breath away, why not try ice swimming in the far frozen North of Europe? Not exactly what you had in mind? Well take a closer look at this Northern European tradition.