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One summer – three hunting expeditions

September 13, 2022 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer is calm with lots of sunshine and splashing in the water? That’s correct! But if you are a poster hunter, it is so much more. If you are a poster hunter, the summer of 2022 was a hunt – on three fronts. First: It was a quest for an end. At an end where […]

This summer’s cultural hit is in Stockholm!

July 4, 2022 1:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By ferry to Stockholm! It is difficult to come up with something more classic in Finnish travel history. And in the summer of 2022, there is an extra important reason to jump on board. Why? I will reveal that soon, but first a little background. As early as the middle of the 19th century, the […]

Poster of the harbor in Helsinki

Long live spring! Long live Helsinki!

April 25, 2022 1:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This year spring really took its time. But now, finally, spring has sprung even in Finland! And that’s why we have a poster treat for you. One can wonder what the spring in 1949 was like? Because that is when the artist Gunnar Forsström created five different Helsinki posters, and chose one of them as […]

The exhibition has opened!

March 10, 2022 6:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

And finally the Poster Hunters can say … Welcome to our brand new show! Our new travel poster exhibition lets you experience how early tourists were drawn to travel to and around the Nordic region, by way of steamboat, train or plane, between the 1890s and 1960s. Back then, illustrated travel posters were used as […]

Vintage poster glamour in Stockholm

November 3, 2021 4:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A visual flight of fancy through the Nordic countries as envisioned in travel posters! This is what can be expected when our playful design exhibition opens at Nordiska museet in Stockholm. To put it simply: The poster hunters at Come to Finland are almost too excited. Our exhibition, that we arrange in co-operation with Come […]

How an autumn poster seduced the Poster Hunter

October 4, 2021 3:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Click to buy your favorite Lapland poster! Last month, the Poster Hunter stared at his poster collection. He was looking for the crackling colours of autumn. Although, in the 1950s, Finland liked to market itself either as the promised land of skiing (Finland for wintersports!) or as a summer country of happiness (Finland for holidays!), […]

The Finnish Grand Tour summer 2021

June 8, 2021 6:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s finally summer! And your humble Poster Hunter has once again managed to combine his two favorite activities: traveling in Finland and collecting classic travel posters. So join the expedition now! Let’s start on the west coast of Finland, in the medieval city of Raumo. The poster hunter is like everyone else: he has been […]

On Pyhätunturi

March 16, 2021 8:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Two tired men are sitting in a room. They stare out into the emptiness, both listing seemingly random numbers in different languages. One of them is holding a gavel. Have they totally lost their grip? Are they confused? No. Quite the opposite! They have full control – and they are sitting on a treasure. A […]

Celebrate a joyful “Tipaton tammikuu”

January 1, 2021 8:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

So Christmas is over and a new year has begun, and with that comes what we in Finland call Tipaton tammikuu! But what is Tipaton tammikuu all about? Straight translated it roughly means dry January. This is our version of sober October – you see, we Finns of course prefer to do this it when […]