Travel Blogs from Finland

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departure time, Turenki, Finland travel blog

departure time

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... very busy, fair enough, it is early evening, everything pretty straightforward, passport control, (our visas had been obtained in Finland), then it was off to claim our baggage. First encounter with a Bakseesh collector, he wanted to collect the case I ...

Silja Line Ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

Silja Line Ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I'm taking off today and can't wait to hit up Sweden!!!  Finland was entirely uneventful and I wish I had used the opportunity to get better rested but it was cool to see a familiar face after Russia.  Yan joins me for breakfast at the local ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I have a sleeper cabin so I'm out like Janet Jackson's nipple... yeah, I know that was bad!  Anyways, I slept like a baby and woke up just a few kilometers out of Helsinki.  I resurface at the Helsinki train station around mid-day, well ...

One more day in Finland..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

One more day in Finland...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... a local pizzeria that makes a great 'za. We head back to his house and hit the sauna, because apparently every house in Finland has a sauna inside.  I can only imagine how amazing that is in the dead of winter when its colder than ice ...

BL #15: Sample A Swedish Smorgasbord, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

BL #15: Sample A Swedish Smorgasbord

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Swedes absolutely love their smorgasbords, as do the rest of the Scandinavians, though they may call it by a different name.  It's quite the luxury in expensive Scandinavia, to be able to pay a set price and completely stuff yourself without ...

Helsinki and Poorvoo, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki and Poorvoo

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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We took the ferry across from Tallinn to Helsinki where we met up with Nick´s friend Noel for a stroll around the beautiful harbour and later for dinner. The next day we couldn´t find accommodation anywhere in Helsinki, so stayed in a little town ...

BL #16: Discover Helsinki's Chic Side, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

BL #16: Discover Helsinki's Chic Side

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... had the time to find, or wasn't in the right frame of mind to discover.  Either way, it doesn't matter, as we quickly realized something today - Helsinki and Finland will probably be even better on a third viewing, whenever that may be for ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... . All the transport signs here are written in Swedish and Finnish. Finland is also referred to as Suomi, and Helsinki as Helsingfors. Finland was once owned by Sweden, then by Russia. Now it's independent. It joined the EU in 1995 and adopted the Euro ...

Chillin in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Chillin in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Waking up late we make ourselves a nice breakfast and head downtown to do a walking tour of Helsinki.  We check out the local market where we try some local sweets and then head over to Suomen Linna island to play around in the old fort and ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Flight to Helsinki went really smoothly. I slept most of the way... and it was a pretty long flight. It seemed shorter than Hobart to Sydney. Who needs first class? There they'd just be waking me up all the time for the free champagne. Helsinki from ...

Barcelona to Helsinki overland, Barcelona to Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Barcelona to Helsinki overland

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... , but it is also the most expensive of the three Baltic capital cities. The next day we caught the ferry over to Finland. We didn't think Helsinki was an especially interesting nor attractive city, so we spent the time shopping to stock up on supplies ...

If You cant Beat 'em, Join 'em, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

If You cant Beat 'em, Join 'em

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... sleeping in the hostel. Rick couldn't wipe the grin off his face. We caught our ritziest mode of transport yet across to Finland, a short three hour cruise ship ride away. On boarding what we thought was going to be a boring ferry we were surprised ...

Rastila Caravan Park, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Rastila Caravan Park

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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We arrived in Finland on the morning of the 18th of June after a very pleasant ferry crossing from Sweden to Finland passing many, many islands belonging to both countries. It reminded me of cruising through the heads in Sydney. Lots of photos and a late, ...

Off to Russia, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Off to Russia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... fuzz about our luggage. Everything was a tad overweight especially our carry-ons, but luckily they did not check those. In Finland we booked the Best Western Katajanokka hotel. This hotel is a converted prison, something different we thought. My o ...

Jyväskylä., Jyväskylä, Finland travel blog

Jyväskylä.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Work trip to the freezing ...

Ferry: Helsinki - St Petersburg: Drunk Rabbit, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Ferry: Helsinki - St Petersburg: Drunk Rabbit

A travel blog entry by samber

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Enjoying our last day in Helsinki we dumped our bags in the lockers of the ferry port only to discover our ferry to Russia was departing from one on the opposite side of the city. Oh well, at least we found out sooner rather than later. The markets ...

Are we still travelling, Posio, Finland travel blog

Are we still travelling

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... here in the north for over three weeks now after spending a week in the south visiting friends and seeing some of eastern Finland. The moment we pulled off the ferry in Helsinki we burst out laughing because the dozens of times we have been in ...

Anyone for a slowcooked bear steak?, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Anyone for a slowcooked bear steak?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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It was about time ...

Berry delicious Finland, Oravi, Finland travel blog

Berry delicious Finland

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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Finland is famous for its lakes and Santa Claus. We chose to visit the lakes... We found a cheap hut in the small town of Oravi adjacent Linnasarri National Park, a network of over 100 islands. Unfortunately we booked to arrive on the only day the bus ...

Helsinki there are two ferry services from ..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki there are two ferry services from ...

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... every building we saw, our Finnish lady guide had a story to tell about it where the hero was a woman. Not only does Finland have a women president (Tarja Halonen), but women also comprise of 60% of the population. One of the strangest things we saw ...

Fast Fun in Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Fast Fun in Finland

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... , I jumped on another boat and took a three hour ride to old Porvoo, so that I would see at least one other town in Finland. It was worth the effort to get up early to catch another boat, because it brought me through the vast archipeligo that makes up ...

Where everything works, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Where everything works

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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We arrived in Helsinki after a pleasant cruise across the Baltic Sea and checked into our hostel in the former 1952 Olympic Stadium (soon to host the 2005 World Athletic Championships). Helsinki is a superclean and functioning city. After travelling ...

Helsinki, Finland: Terrace Bars & Bands, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland: Terrace Bars & Bands

A travel blog entry by samber

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On boarding the ferry to Helsinki a friend gave me some useful advice "Tip: Don't get really drunk, oversleep and wake up the next day as the boat is already sailing back to Sweden...". Thank you Suzanne you words were noted, however, you failed to ...

Finnish Countryside Sights., Verla, Finland travel blog

Finnish Countryside Sights.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... the highest reputation for their product, which was used for book covers, cigar boxes and high quality cardboard. Outside of Finland, the finished product was sold to Russia and Central Europe. The processing plant was only closed in the 1960 's ...

Lost in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Lost in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... like it, it was so different, so we did the touristy thing, took the snaps, and moved on out of there. As we were in Finland, Lucy finally found the one thing she wanted to do, and that was skate on an outside rink, and as an added bonus it was snowing ...

Walking the Streets with Steed & Mrs Peel, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Walking the Streets with Steed & Mrs Peel

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... offering my services as an immigration consultant. I stated in my plan to the Immigration Minister that within five short years I could populate Finland with an equal number of brown, black and red haired people. It's been better than a week now and I've ...

Euroland. A fleeting glimpse, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Euroland. A fleeting glimpse

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move - Robert Louis Stevenson · Helsinki, Finland. · Prague time +1hr · Days to get to Prague - 7 Slow down Whenever I think back to Helsinki I seem to ...

Thieves go to Hell!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Thieves go to Hell!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We set the alarm early so we could enjoy a sauna before checking out Helsinki and found the separate male and female saunas to be very, well ....intimate. Nudity all round as Megs had flash backs of Luang Prabang. These Nordic people definitely aren't ...

Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku

A travel blog entry by jag

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I managed to scrape together a few precious hours sleep on the ferry before making into Turku in Finland by 8am. Once there I caught the bus into the fresh looking local town square that had a massive market bustling. I strolled around here down by the ...

Finland baby, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland baby

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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Moi The last week or so has flown by along with the kms. After Poland we headed to Vilnius Lithuania, nice quaint city with spectacular churches (more churches than people I think). In the evening we visited the hill of crosses which was a moving ...

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