Travels in Finland and abroad

October 25, 2009

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours taillés en bois en Finlande

In English:

I have found these carved bears in Finland when on road trips. Enjoy!

Nearby Karkkila

Nearby Karkkila











Somewhere in Finland

Somewhere in Finland



Unknown place

Unknown place in Finland



Lovers in the park

Lovers in the park

Wooden carvings1 Wooden carvings 2



  1. Mais ils sont partout !!
    J’espère que ceux en chair et en os ne sont pas non-plus menacés d’extintion.
    Est-ce qu’il y a une légende ou une croyance attachée à ces sculptures ?

    Comment by Marion B. — October 26, 2009 @ 11:33 | Reply

  2. Non, madame, ils ne son pas. Une legénd, hmm, il se peut que oui, mais jamais entendu. Merci beuacoup de ton commentaire.

    Comment by sartenada — October 26, 2009 @ 16:50 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the photos, (and the nice comment on my cycling Holland photos). I am hoping to get to Finland for the first time in 2010, and will look out for some of the places you have photographed. Best wishes, Richard

    Comment by Richard Tulloch — November 11, 2009 @ 21:28 | Reply

    • Hello Richard. Thank You stopping here on my site and leaving here comment. Welcome to my country!

      Comment by sartenada — November 12, 2009 @ 07:11 | Reply

  4. Some years ago, in Helsinki, I bought for forty or so USD, a small wooden bear, the only marking on the bottom of one foot is “Penna”…any information would be apprecaited….It is the kind of bear that if placed right will roll and upright itself. Thanks Again, Bert Zackim, USA

    Comment by Bert Zackim — April 8, 2010 @ 18:16 | Reply

  5. So interesting about the bears! I am looking for a very small wooden carved bear – my daughter brought me one from Finland and I would like to find one for her, she has wonderful memories of a semester at university in Finland. If I can send a photo is it possible to find a bear like the one she got for me? Lillian

    Comment by Lillian Dyck — January 28, 2017 @ 21:24 | Reply

    • Hello Lillian.

      Thank You for Your comment. I did find this:

      Penna design.

      Maybe this is correct?

      Happy Sunday! Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2017 @ 10:59 | Reply

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