Travel Blogs from Kemi, Finland

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OOPS, I'M IN FINLAND, Kemi, Finland travel blog

OOPS, I'M IN FINLAND

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... . (It hadn't hurt.) Most people in the nightclub were quite fond of me, especially those who I had photographed dancing. A tourist in Kemi, Finland was a big deal. Kia and I slow-danced to Guns'N'Roses' "Don't Cry," which was a great end to the ...

Snow Castle LumiLinna, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Snow Castle LumiLinna

A travel blog entry by finland2012

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Dnes jsme navštívili Snow Castle ve městě Kemi. Celý je postavený ze sněhu a ledu. Hrad je rozdělen na několik částí: je zde galerie ledových soch, bar, kostel a hotel. V hotelu jsou místnosti jednoduše ...

Lumi Linna ice castle, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Lumi Linna ice castle

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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We took a trip north to Kemi to see the ice castle, Lumi Linna.  It was an amazing sight, as well as the frozen waters of the Gulf of Bothnia, which were being snowmobiled ...

Kemi, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Kemi

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... are doing. We made certain that they had everything they needed. I admire them for working hard and becoming self-sustaining in Finland. In the program they are they need to study the Finnish language six hours a day for two years before getting ...

Lumi Linna, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Lumi Linna

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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On the 31st we (Steve, Judy, Maaret, Gunnar, and I) went to see Lumi Linna in Kemi- an Ice Palace that people can rent rooms at. It wasn't quite finished, so we didn't have to pay to see it, but that night, 40 people were going to stay in the ice hotel. ...

An unforgettable visit with the Doh's in Kemi, Kemi, Finland travel blog

An unforgettable visit with the Doh's in Kemi

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... was fun and tasty. We talked about all kinds of things ranging from the Church to their new life seeking citizenship in Finland. It's also amazing that as refugees they have never had citizenship in any country. We talked about life in the camps back ...

Once in a life time..., Kemi, Finland travel blog

Once in a life time...

A travel blog entry by weasel

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... sleeping berths! We eventually found the food carriage (which looked like a little American diner) and settled in for the journey. We arrived in Kemi just an hour and a half later at 9.15am. We didn't have to be at the docks until 11.30am so we decided to ...

We made it to the Doh's in Kemi!, Kemi, Finland travel blog

We made it to the Doh's in Kemi!

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... Lulea. From there we take a bus to Haparanda, then there are some complicated maneuvers to get from there to Tornio and on to Kemi, Finland. So we got off the train at Lulea and walked about 250 yards to the bus station. As we are slowly getting our ...

Snow Hotel/Castle, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Snow Hotel/Castle

A travel blog entry by davidcarder

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Today we went to the Snow hotel. The first thing we saw was a bow of a pirate ship. Will and I went up a railing to the bow. The cannons were made out of ice and the bow was made out of snow. Then I went on an ice slide. On the ice slide you have to use ...

The Baptism near the Arctic Circle, Kemi, Finland travel blog

The Baptism near the Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... . I baptized Margaret in the icy water. It was a baptism like no other I've experienced being done by a Ukrainian in Finland and witnessed by a Burmese, a Karen, a Muslim, a Buddhist and Christians. Quite diverse. Quickly we hurried back to the ...

Into Finland, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Into Finland

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Early morning bus from Luleĺ to Haparanda then to Torni and Kemi by buses. Finally train from Kemi to ...

Nieuwjaarsduik in de botnische golf, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Nieuwjaarsduik in de botnische golf

A travel blog entry by opzoeknaardekou

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Op 1 januari hoor je toch een nieuwjaarsduik te houden. In Kemi ligt een oude ijsbreker waar touristen op mee mogen varen door het ijs. De Botnische golf vriest in de winter dicht omdat het er koud is maar nog belangrijker het is gewoon zoet water. De ...

Stupid moment No.4, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.4

A travel blog entry by sonia72

After being on these trains constantly the last few days, including a 7 hour trip, I've just realised I can access Free WI-FI internet on the train. DOH! Internet to the last 2 hotels was extremely slow so I couldn't really blog, whereas this one is ...

Interesting fact, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Interesting fact

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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You shouldn't wear face makeup or skin creams in < -10°C weather because the water content in them can freeze & give you frost ...

Waking up in Lapland, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Waking up in Lapland

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... belated family Christmas dinner of ham with all the trimmings. It was then back into the outdoors for a visit to the Kemi SnowCastle - a hotel, chapel, bar & restaurant made entirely from compacted snow and ice. The walls were intricately carved, this ...

A Visit to Santa Claus, Kemi, Finland travel blog

A Visit to Santa Claus

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... ;t pause to let someone take a photo, they just walk straight in front of you. We left Rovaniemi and headed south west to Kemi, to Maria’s mums. There were a lot of speed cameras on the road and it was unusually dark after the bright moonlit nights ...

Finalising plans for returning to NZ, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Finalising plans for returning to NZ

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... we are going to work when we get back. The travel to Helsinki was sorted out fairly easily by booking the overnight train from Kemi to Helsinki on Saturday night. With the extra luggage we have, 3 big bags and a snowboard, we decided it was easier to ...

Further north to Kemi, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Further north to Kemi

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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... to the harbour. Another pretty church. A gemstone gallery which was interesting, particularly as it has the crown of the King of Finland, who only existed as a King for a few months. The biggest challenge is the more I go north & off the traditional ...

Shopping in Sweden, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Shopping in Sweden

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... but Maria’s account is still registered in the small village so a trip into the 'sticks’ was required. With the new Finland emblazoned VISA card safely in Maria’s pocket, we decided to go to Sweden to do some shopping. This might seem a ...

Jet Lag Kicks In, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Jet Lag Kicks In

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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It's such a great feeling when you wake up thinking you have been asleep for days, your batteries are recharged and you're ready for anything...it's not so great once you realise you have only been asleep for two hours and it's midnight.  Jet lag is ...

Looking for Flights, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Looking for Flights

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

... of weeks while we were up in the 'frozen north’, deep inside the Arctic Circle. When it comes to the internet, Finland is actually pretty good in comparison to world standards even in the remotest of places but only if you subscribe. And we ...

Egg Cooking Connoisseurs, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Egg Cooking Connoisseurs

A travel blog entry by adamandlara55

... be really savvy and only catch night trains. Guess what?? They just don't have that many of them up here. Bus to Rovaniemi. Train to Kemi. By the time we got to our hotel, it was nearly 9 so we just did some supermarket shopping. Highlight of the day was ...

The Long Journey South Begins, Kemi, Finland travel blog

The Long Journey South Begins

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... quickly. After breakfast, we loaded up the car, said our goodbyes to Grandma and Tarja, and then started the drive south to Kemi. The route out of Venejärvi takes you through Sieppijärvi, so we stopped in at Maria’s other Grandma for coffee. We ...

A Day in Helsinki, Kemi, Finland travel blog

A Day in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... in the city centre. Taina and Tomi, our friends in New Zealand, had left in September, while we were away, to go back to Finland. The train into Helsinki central was quick, only about 15 minutes, so we ended up being quite a bit early to meet Taina. With ...

David's Birthday, Kemi, Finland travel blog

David's Birthday

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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The repaired airbed worked a treat last night and by the time we woke in the morning it was still fully inflated. It was David's birthday, but it wasn’t going to be a big deal. Just a lazy day that started off with coffee and porridge before ...

A Walk to the Shops, Kemi, Finland travel blog

A Walk to the Shops

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

Our bed in Kemi was a big air mattress in the living room. When we say big, we mean big. It was a proper double bed size and about 50cm high, the air went in using the inbuilt electrically operated pump so it actually felt like a proper bed. That was ...

De reis van Rovaniemi naar Kemi, Kemi, Finland travel blog

De reis van Rovaniemi naar Kemi

A travel blog entry by adriennel

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Dag 9, 31 augustus Rovaniemi naar Kemi Vanochtend staan we iets later op dan gisteren om acht uur nu. Even snel douchen en dan op naar het ontbijt. Hetzelfde als gisteren maar het smaakt ons toch wel. Je hoeft het niet zelf klaar te maken, alleen op te ...

Hókastély, 2. nap: Kemi, Finland travel blog

Hókastély

A travel blog entry by rajah975

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... 9:10-re érkezett a vonat Kemibe. Leszálltunk, betettük a csomagjainkat a megőrzőbe és gyalogszerrel indultunk felfedezni a várost. Kemi egy kis, tengerpari város. Gyalog 20 perc alatt meg lehet járni egyik végétől a másikig. Mi ...

Kemi ijshotel, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Kemi ijshotel

A travel blog entry by superfinn

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Floris gooit sneeuwballen En gaat van de glijbaan de rest is ...

Camping day 10, One night in Finland, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Camping day 10, One night in Finland

A travel blog entry by henrik.caesar

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