I’ve wanted to go to Finland for a long time. It’s that lure of forests and snow and northern lights that gets to me every winter. I haven’t managed to convince DB yet to leave our warm home for even colder climates in the dark days of December.
But I have booked my trip to Finland for a different but equally really good reason. Knitting!
I’m going to the Nordic Knitting Symposium in Vörå, Finland, from 29 June – 5 July. The program looks amazing and now that I have my schedule, and everything is booked, I’m getting very excited about going.
Vörå is not the easiest place to get to from outside of Scandinavia. I’m flying from Amsterdam to Helsinki, staying the night, then the next day flying from Helsinki to Vaasa. We meet up there and go by bus to Vörå. Here’s where it is:
Every day of the conference is jam packed with workshops, lectures and museum visits. On the last day there’s a craft market to visit. The organizers have arranged for lodging, meals, transportation and everything you will need in a strange far away out in the woods place. The price for the week is not at all expensive when you consider all that you get in the package. The only expensive part is getting there and back!
When I saw the schedule I got so excited I signed up right away without waiting to see if anyone else I know would be going. So far, I’m the lone traveler from NL, at least that I know of. It will be strange to be there for a week, not knowing anyone. But, knowing knitters, I’ll have made many friends by the time I come home.
If you are interested in visiting Finland, and enjoy a week of knitting and fiber related tourism, check out the site. It’s not sold out yet!