Destination Unknown: Finnish version since 2009, English version since 2012.

Satu Vänskä-Westgarth

  • Adventure, outdoors and family travel writer
  • Travel specialist on Arctic and Nordic travel at 50 Degrees North
  • Contributor at Skimbaco Lifestyle online magazine
  • Outdoor enthusiast & kayaker, biker, skier – depending on season (and what the kids want to do!)

Media Visibility & Features

Interviews in Finnish print media

  • 03-2016 Featured in Alastair Humphrey’s “Grand Adventures” book with a story about continuing adventuring after having kids
  • 02-2016 Listed in “Best 100 Family Travel Blogs
  • 09-2015 Four-page interview in “Retki” magazine, Finland’s largest outdoor magazine
  • 2015 Small feature in “Image” lifestyle magazine in Finland
  • 05-2015 Interview in Expedia (Finnish version)
  • 05-2015 Mentioned in Yhteishyvä magazine in Finland
  • 03-2015 Tips for travel destinations for 2015 – interview in Me Naiset, popular Finnish lifestyle print-magazine
  • 01-2015 Interesting travel destinations for 2016 – interview in Helsingin Sanomat, largest Finnish daily newspaper
  • 08-2014 During the Ride Wild 2014 adventure, for example these print- and online medias: Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Mail on Sunday, The Evening Echo, Southern Star, Clare Herald, The Cork News, Sligo Weekender, Hotel & Restaurant Times, Mayo Advertiser, South Kerry Advertiser,, and GD in Norway
  • 08-2014 Radio interviews in Ireland while on the Ride Wild 2014 adventure, 10+ interviews including Highlander radio, Galway Radio, Ocean Radio, Radio Kerry, RTE1
  • 13-08-2014 RTE1 John Murray Show – radio interview (listen online!)
  • 08-2014 (in Norwegian)
  • 08-2014 “Today’s Online Rockstar” – Amplify Blogging – podcast (21/08)
  • 08-2014 Articles on Finnish press prior the Ride Wild 2014 adventure: Aamulehti, Kainuun Sanomat, Satakunnan Kansa, Lapin Sanomat, Pohjolan Sanomat
  • 01-2014 Iskelmäradio – radio interview in Finland during the largest travel fair in Northern Europe, Matka
  • 01-2014 Nordic Bloggers Experience – host
  • 01-2014 Official Matka travel fair blogger
  • 06-2013 (fin) Etelä-Suomen Sanomat: Naisemme maailmalla: Kalastusmaassa pulaa kalasta
  • 06-2012 (fin) Apoteekki / Minun troppini: Iloa ja itsensä voittamista
  • 11-2010  (fin) Mondo / Kosmopoliitta: Koskenlaskija
  • 06-2009 (fin) Aamulehti / Kasvot: Virta vie vedenneitoa

Published articles:

Syklistene I Destination Unknown

  • Blue Wings (Finnair in-flight magazine): “Take Off” feature on Norway and Lillehammer
  • Syklistene: Sykkeleventyr langs irske Wild Atlantic Way – front cover story on Wild Atlantic Way on Norway’s Biking Association Magazine
  • A-lehdet: Interview-based articles for in-house magazines (Fazer, Konecranes)



Previous Partners:

Partnerships I Destination Unknown

Online Travel Writing and Photos:

Skimbaco Magazine:

See the latest articles here, and below are some of my personal favourites:

Wimdu Blog Authorship Program (in Finnish):

Articles on Rantapallo, Finland’s largest online travel media (in Finnish):

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Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog November 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM

This looks beautiful.
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Satu Vänskä-Westgarth November 30, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Thank you so much Leigh, I’m loving it too!
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Nora Komorocyki November 10, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Dear Satu,

I would like to invite you to a Scandinavian Travel Bloggers’s trip to Hungary next year. Could you please, contact me on the above mentioned e-mail address for the details?

Thanks in advance,

Nora Komoroczki


Satu Vänskä-Westgarth January 11, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Hi Nora,

Sorry for not contacting you sooner in any kind of way, I am currently not participating in blog trips but will get in touch if that changes.

All the best!
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