The Tom of Finland Experience: Our Sexiest Walking Tour Ever

The official Finnish Tom of Finland stamp featuring a military clad hunk smoking a cigarette.

By Lino DiNallo

We’ve just launched our Finland Winter Expedition, where we’ll frolic in the Scandinavian snow and slumber under the Northern Lights. But once we get to Helsinki things will heat up hotter than the backroom of a San Francisco leather bar in the 1970s – metaphorically speaking at least. That’s when we’ll take a walking tour devoted to both notorious and celebrated homoerotic illustrator Touko Valio Laaksonen. You’d know him as Tom of Finland and this city was his home. Despite the gay and often overtly sexual tableaus of his later work he’s the country’s most famous artist. Talk about a claim to fame. Read on as we cast a cruisey eye on his legacy.

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Podcast: Our Top 10 Gay Travel Experiences In Scandinavia

Gay travel bloggers, Karl and Daan (Couple of Men), share a romantic moment in Stockholm, Sweden.

From an evening reliving the delightful ditties by Swedish supergroup Abba, to a Helsinki walking tour highlighting the girthy portraits by queer artist Tom of Finland, we count down our top 10 experiences in Scandinavia. Joining us in the studio are the bearded boys behind the gay travel blog, Couple of Men.

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