Travel Blogs from Helsinki, Finland

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Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by madman96

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...  We leave my luggage in the train station baggage hold and head to a traditional Finnish summer festival in a park in downtown Helsinki.  The festival is pretty cool and we get to catch some live Finnish music, eat some Finnish food, and mingle ...

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 ...

Helsinki and Poorvoo, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki and Poorvoo

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... 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 called Poorvoo, some of which dates from the ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... had their health. 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 ...

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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... 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 the air looked just like the cover of my Finnish grammar ...

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 ...

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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... 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 before ...

Rastila Caravan Park, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Rastila Caravan Park

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... before bed and we were gently rocked to sleep. We took the scenic route to Rastila Caravan Park and oriented ourselves with Helsinki (unintentionally). We did a total of 6 loads of washing while Des washed the car and Lou chilled. Swiss Michael and ...

Off to Russia, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Off to Russia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... convenience store close to the hotel. We quickly went back as the rain got worse and worse. We concluded that the stay in Helsinki was interesting but actually quite a waste of money. The next morning we headed out to St Petersburg, our first stop 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 ...

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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... Helsink... It was actually the Temppelioukio Church, built into a pile of rocks. Other highlighs of Helsinki included:- The Uspenski Cathederal Senate Square Helsinki University The Presidential Palace Paul had read that films in ...

Fast Fun in Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Fast Fun in Finland

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... this was admittedly a quick visit. I took the fast ferry, just one and a half hours from Tallinn and spent two nights in Helsinki. The morning after I arrived into the u-shaped harbor, I jumped on another boat and took a three hour ride to old Porvoo, so ...

Where everything works, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Where everything works

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... 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 through Asia and India for so long we found the helpful tourist ...

Lost in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Lost in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... cope, one that received loads of snow, so I did the usual and booked a couple of flights out of here, with the destination being Helsinki Day 1 - GPS Link As this is the UK, snow started to fall at Gatwick, so the Captain told us that we had to leave now ...

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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... about a $100,000 a month to be a able to provide her with the standard of living that she has become accustomed to. Helsinki airport is around 20 kilometres from town. For almost the entire distance you drive past Parry Sound-like rock and forest. Jim, ...

Euroland. A fleeting glimpse, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Euroland. A fleeting glimpse

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... not 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 ...

Finland baby, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland baby

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... Parnu, Estonia enjoying the fine sandy beaches and much more tolerable temperatures. Tallinn was our final stop over before heading to Helsinki. Our last night in the Baltic was spent in the old town in a medieval restaurant enjoying the massive Deer ...

Suomi, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Suomi

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Helsinki, Finland -    Right, let's be honest, Helsinki is not a backpackers city. It really isn't! It's very expensive and in my mind more suited to a romantic weekend or maybe part of an actual 'holiday' in Finland, while exploring Tampere ...

A Finnish Fortress., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

A Finnish Fortress.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... in Estonia sailed right close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Suomenlinna and into the very beautiful Helsinki Harbour. Helsinki, with only a population of 568,000, is a "low rise" city unspoilt by giant modern skyscrapers, but blessed ...

Automobiles, planes and trains...in that order, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Automobiles, planes and trains...in that order

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... late, we were meant to leave at 1025, but it's 1050 and we're still on the runway. Ah well, there's 4 hours in Helsinki before my next flight. Oh and I'm in an Embraer 190 for the aeronautical fans...with wingtips! As the plane started to accelerate down ...

Corny, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Corny

A travel blog entry by jag

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... streets immediately to check out the sights. The most impressive was the Tuomiokirkko a huge presence of a cathedral in the main square. Helsinki like Turku also housed a market, this time on the docks that was very colourful and full of life. I ended up ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jag

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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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... somewhat outdated one bar sold pints of mojito for a fiver! Another was outside on the top deck which offered amazing views departing Helsinki and at sunset. Oh and then there was the Drunk Rabbit and the Rabbit Hole - WIERD! And the litre bottle of ...

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

Helsinki, Finland: Terrace Bars & Bands

A travel blog entry by samber

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... reception you're texted a door code and room code earlier in the day making it feel a bit like a locker for humans. Whilst in Helsinki we did a bit of shopping, caught up on emails and admin, skyped family, went to the cinema to see The Bling Ring ...

Kapselisängyssä, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Kapselisängyssä

A travel blog entry by anssku

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Ai ai, kun oli rentouttava yö kapselisängyssä! Pallontallaajilla olikin juttua tästä uudesta "relaxion areasta", ja osasin innolla odottaa tätä. Tosin intoni laantui kentällä ja pelkäsimme, että emme pääsisi tänne, kun selvisi paikan ...

Hello Helsinki ... Hello Rain, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Hello Helsinki ... Hello Rain

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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... back into the Café Esplande on our way back and got Jim a Cinnamon Roll - so he would at least have a little something to remember Finland by.  He enjoyed his day on a quiet ship - he went to the gym, relaxed on the balcony and started reading a new ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by danskgirl

... up Pohjoisesplanadi, past the Presidential Palace & then hit the City Museum on Sofiankatu where there's a permanent exhibition entitled "Helsinki Horizons" which creates an overall picture of the city in three realms - the Swedish era, the Russian era ...

Still before the storm.., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Still before the storm..

A travel blog entry by ilari

090209 Helsinki. Finland. Viimeiset valmistelut stadissa ja Memmulla parin paivan piinaava odotus.. Lahdon ajankohta loppuun asti epaselva joten moikattiin viela kavereita ennen h-hetkea. Torstaina sitten viimein Helsinki-Vantaalle ja odottamaan jo ...

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