Studying and Living in Finland LUT Alumni Experience by Aisulu Harjula

The Autumn Forest

Finns love going to forest throughout the year, and autumn is the season when you still can find some tasty mushrooms in the jungles of moss. Now the Finnish forest is full of mushrooms and tar aromas. A short walk in the forest reminds of fairytales by Dutch writers (such as Hans Christian Anderson) or Disney movies.

0Forest trees are inspiration. One of the main theme in the Finnish interior design, also in the Nordic countries.

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The incredibly big full moon just before the supermoon eclipse news that happened in the end of September.

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The rough bottom of the forest is covered with a thick layer of moss, some of which Finns use as garden decorations on Christmas.


Chanterelles are not easy to find, they are as brown as the ground and hide under the grass and moss. They usually grow all together, not one by one.

12I tried to recognize chanterelles by its funnel shaped top and it made me pick a similar looking toadstool 3 or 4 times.

The colors are real, and it’s a pity that I can’t transfer the smell of the forest to pictures and text. No perfume or aroma can compete with the real aroma of the Nature.

About The Author

Researcher at LUT, Master of Economics, LUT & GSOM Saint Petersburg State University. Focus on Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability. Background in natural sciences.

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