Yle: Tommi Kosola spent 10 months traveling around Europe while working remotely

At Nortal, we believe in the freedom to work where you work best, and we offer flexibility for remote or on-site work at our offices around the world. We also offer our employees the opportunity to go work abroad through our Nortal Nomad program. In 2023, Nortal Finland’s Architect, Tommi Kosola, traveled around Europe in his van with his wife for 10 months while working remotely. Yle, Finland’s national public broadcasting company, interviewed Kosola to discuss his experience of combining work and travel.

all good concept, man standing on a cliff

– Tommi Kosola, Architect, Nortal Finland

Regardless of where our journey took us, our routines remained reassuringly familiar. I worked during the day and, for example, made coffee first thing in the morning, just as I always do at home.

Kosola, who has worked remotely during his entire Nortal journey, had a unique dream of embarking on a special adventure – an extended trip around Europe while continuing to work. After some preparations, Kosola and his wife began this extraordinary trip in the spring of 2023. In this interview with Yle, he shares their experiences, from unexpectedly breathtaking places like the Dolomites in Italy to the Christmas markets in Colmar, France. He also discusses their trip’s preparations, daily routines, and the intriguing experience of working from their van.

Listen to the full radio interview to learn more about Tommi’s trip (the interview is held in Finnish).

van on a coast with sea

Learn more about Tommi's trip

Curious to know more about Tommi’s trip? Are you curious which countries were pinned on the map, what their days looked like, or how many kilometers they drove during their 10 months abroad? Dive into his story and start envisioning your own remote work and travel adventure.

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