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HaparandaTornio Ambassadors

Get to know Jojjo and Mia – the first Ambassadors of HaparandaTornio.

Jojjo and Mia will guide you to the gems of the area and share their adventures throughout this year. Tune in to experience the area from their point of view on HaparandaTornio’s Instagram channel. Along the way you will meet local people, get to know the Tornedalen area and get to chance to release your adventurous side.

Jojjo and Mia will take turns on HaparandaTornio’s Instagram and some of the highlights can also be found on their personal Instagram channels. Follow their journey from the links!

And if you have any questions what to do when travelling to the area these two are the best ones to answer!

Mia

Mia is a designer, photographer and big time dreamer, who’s born and raised in Tornio. She had lived a couple years in southern parts of Finland, until last winter she moved back to her hometown and fell in love with this beautiful, unique twin city once again. “I can’t wait to start this wonderful new project of ours, and to be able to take you with me to see all these amazing things that you can do here in the north! I’m going to go take you with me to explore local adventures and to enjoy our lovely varied nature”, she promises. Stay tuned!

Mia’s Instagram

Jojjo

Jojjo is a yogi, traveler and a creative soul who enjoys most in nature and doing outdoor activities. Jojjo has not only a passion for mindfulness but also huge interest in creating photos and videos about life in Northern Sweden. Sharing the amazing landscape and fascinating culture from Swedish Lapland. Today, Jojjo spends half the time living in a beautiful cabin on an island in Haparanda’s archipelago, and half the time in the Stockholm. Finding the balance in life between city and countryside.

Jojjo’s Instagram

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