About Me

I’m a Helsinki-based Adventurer, Outdoor Writer and Fisherwoman. Professional at writing stories. Photographer and Explorer through Wilder Mind Media, which covers @suomiretki (44k followers) on Instagram, my award winning travel blog Kaukokaipuu [eng. Wanderlust], my personal account @nellahimari (9,4k followers) and Retkipaikka.fi, 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 marinellahimari.fi or send me a message via LinkedIn. Also, I’m always available for a cup of good coffee!


CINEMATOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Producer & Videographer | NBE.fi | 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
Documentarist | Restaurant Day Mobile Camp | 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY

Producer & Photographer | Karttakeskus | 2017–
Producer & Photographer | Ibex-Sport Oy | 2017–
Photographer | Linnan juhlat (commercial) | 2015
Photographer | Retkipaikka | 2014-
DOP | #Suomiretki | 2014–
DOP | Nordic Blogger’s Experience | 2014-
Photographer | Nordic Blogger’s Experience | 2013–
Photographer | Lunch Beat Helsinki | 2014
Photographer | Restaurant Day | 2012-


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

MY TRAVEL BLOG

SIGMA Ambassador | 2017-
Karttakeskus Ambassador | 2017-
Nature Days Ambassador | Luonnonpäivät | 2017

I’ve found my sweet spot | PING Helsinki | 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
The most popular Travel Blog | Cision | 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY

SIGMA Ambassador | 2017–
DISCOVER.HD | Featured Photographer | 2017
National Geographic | Daily Dozen | 2017
Passionpassport | Editor’s choice | 2014


PUBLICATIONS

MAGAZINES & WEBSITES

Lomahaaste campaign | 2017
Reissaa fiksusti serie | 2017

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

EXHIBITIONS

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

Marinella Himari