Marinella Himari

Adventurer, Outdoor Writer & Photographer

Marinella Himari

Hi, I'm Marinella and I love words

I'm available worldwide.

I’m a Helsinki-based Adventurer, Outdoor Writer and Fisherwoman. Professional at writing stories. Photographer and Explorer through Wilder Mind Media, which covers @suomiretki (40k followers) on Instagram, my award winning travel blog Kaukokaipuu [eng. Wanderlust], my personal account @nellahimari (8,6k followers) and, the largest outdoor media in Finland (200k unique visitors per month). Some of my articles have also been published in the Latu&Polku magazine (distribution 51k).

Cision has nominated KAUKOKAIPUU as the most popular travel blog in Finland in 2013 and 2015, and as the 2th most popular in 2014 and 2017. In 2016 Kaukokaipuu was chosen as the Travel Blog of the Year by The Blog Awards Finland, and again as the 2th most travel blog in Finland in 2017 by Cision.

National Geographic has chosen my travel photo for Daily Dozen on 19/9/17, and my travel photos have also been featured through @discovery.hd, @ourcamplife & @ourfinland. I’ve done several IG take-overs and blog articles for @feelfinnair & Finnair’s blog while travelling to their destinations.

In addition, I am the founder of #SUOMIRETKI, that is an instagrammed ode to Finland. More than 100 000 #suomiretki-photos have been shared on Instagram since the beginning (02/2014). In the meantime I’ll represent as an Ambassador for Nature Days that is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. At the moment I am producing and writing a series of travel articles for Matkustusturvallisuus / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

If you’d like meet up and work together, send me an email at hi AT or send me a message via LinkedIn. Also, I’m always available for a cup of good coffee!

Marinella Himari


Producer & Photographer | Karttakeskus | 2017–
Photographer | Ibex-Sport Oy | 2017–
Producer & Videographer | Nordic Blogger’s Experience | 2017
Producer & Videographer | Nordic Blogger’s Experience | 2015
Documentarist | Expedition Arcada | 2015
Second Camera Man | Kingi, MTV | 2015
Second Camera Man | Puhuva tuhkis, Finnkino | 2015
Second Camera Man | Through the Wormhole | 2013
Producer & Videographer | Restaurant Day | 2012-2014
Photographer | Linnan juhlat (commercial) | 2015
DOP | #Suomiretki | 2014–
DOP | Nordic Blogger’s Experience | 2014-2016
Photographer | Nordic Blogger’s Experience | 2013–
Photographer | Lunch Beat Helsinki | 2014
Photographer | Restaurant Day | 2012-
Documentarist | Restaurant Day Mobile Camp | 2012


Latu & Polku Magazine | Dein Finnland Magazine | Visit Finland | Helsingin Sanomat | Lufthansa USA | Finnair | Arc’teryx | Norwegian Magazine | Retkipaikka | YLE | Partioaitta | Passionpassport | Pilsner Urquell | Italian Vogue | Otavamedia | Karttakeskus | Rantapallo | Travellink


Travel Bloggers Give Back | 2017
Vuodenkierto – Four Seasons | 2016


Phoenix ry | 2017–
Karttakeskus | 2017–
Gimmeyawallet Productions Ltd | 2016–
Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus | 2017
iProspect | 2015-2017
Valve Branding | 2011–2015


Daily Dozen | National Geographic | 2017
The 2nd most popular Travel Blog | Cision | 2017
Travel Blog of The Year | The Blog Awards Finland | 2016
The most popular Travel Blog | Cision | 2015
The 2nd most popular Travel Blog | Cision | 2014
Passionpassport | Editor’s choice | 2014
The most popular Travel Blog | Cision | 2013


Outdoor Writer, Producer & Photographer at Karttakeskus | Travel Journalist & Producer at Gimmeyawallet Productions | Outdoor Writer & Photographer at Retkipaikka and Latu & Polku Magazine | SEO & Owned Media Consultant at freelance | Exploring Finland via #suomiretki | Ambassador at Nature Days & PING Helsinki


Marinella Himari,
Content Strategist, CEO & Partner

Find me on LinkedIn / Twitter / Instagram
Email me: hi AT


Content Strategy

New content ideas, publishing calendar for your social media channels, sharpening brand’s tone of voice? Let’s workshop together!

SEO Consulting

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Need someone documenting your events? Hire me as a photographer, videomaker or the one twiiting the whole event.

Marinella Himari

My Career Story

Published on PING Helsinki (in Finnish)


Onneksi minä en ole koskaan valmis

En tietenkään voinut tietää seuraamuksia, kun julkaisin ensimmäisen blogikirjoitukseni vuonna 2004, mutta sen tiesin, että jo tuolloin halusin dokumentoida elettyä elämää itselleni ja muille ymmärrettävään muotoon, se kun on minulla verissä.

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