Visit Finland launches innovative Bloghome by the Baltic Sea project
Lotus UK is excited to be working with Visit Finland on its latest blogger venture, Bloghome by the Baltic Sea, which will give ten bloggers the chance to live like a Finnish local in a loft apartment in Helsinki or in a cosy cottage in the archipelago.
The project will host ten chosen bloggers on individual themed trips between 22 July and 18 August with five bloggers based in Helsinki and five in the archipelago. Rather than having a set itinerary, participants will be left with a list of recommendations of what to do and see relating to the theme of the trip.
The trip dates and themes are as follows:
22-27 July, Summer in Helsinki
28 July-1 August, Lifestyle in Helsinki
2-6 August, Design in Helsinki
7-12 August, Music in Helsinki
13-18 August, Food and Culture in Helsinki
Helsinki based bloggers will stay in the Design Loft in the Lauttasaari neighbourhood, which is just outside of the city centre. The full equipped apartment has a modern Finnish design and there are idyllic sea views from the accommodation. The owner, Satu Möller will welcome bloggers to Helsinki and show them around the neighbourhood, offering tips and advice.
22-27 July, Culture and History in archipelago
28 July-1 August, Food in archipelago
2-6 August, Outdoors in archipelago
7-12 August, Slow in archipelago
13-18 August, Outdoors in archipelago
Participants will be hosted in five different cottages on Kimito Island in the archipelago (details to be announced shortly). A local will be at the cottages to welcome bloggers on arrival and give recommendations on exploring the archipelago.
Finland is looking for enthusiastic bloggers who want to discover a slice of local living in rural or urban Finland. Blogs must have an international audience, strong page hit statistics and have been live for more than a year. Visit Finland is not looking for travel bloggers exclusively. An ability to present a comprehensive and personal view of Finland is preferred. The trip can be applied for at: www.visitfinland.com/home/blogtrip2013. The deadline for applications is 25 June.
For a taster of the trips, have a look at the video below.
Included in the trip will be return flights, transportation in Finland, accommodation, activities and visits. Bloggers are welcome to bring partners.
We look forward to receiving your applications. Best of luck!
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