Travel Blogs from Oulu, Finland

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The journey begins, Oulu, Finland travel blog

The journey begins

A travel blog entry by dujr

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... of January the 2nd, four of us departed from Riga, Latvia to face great winter adventures at Luosto which is located in Lapland, Finland. We travelled by car (Mazda CX-7) to Tallinn to catch the ferry to Helsinki. The weather was perfect for anything, ...

Oulu, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Oulu

A travel blog entry by gustn

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A ...

Long Hitch-hiking and Camping..., Ääpajarvi, Finland travel blog

Long Hitch-hiking and Camping...

A travel blog entry by maplefanta

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August 16 So there I was in the middle of the countryside in Aapajarvi, and then I got to get in mind that I was obviously not going to get further for today, which was ok as I had the full camping equipment and the temperature was alright. And of ...

One week in Finland, Oulu, Finland travel blog

One week in Finland

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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I spent this first week in Finland with Steve and Judy again- just a relaxed week: Connie came, there was a baptism for Gerda, and we started getting ready for our train ...

Lähtö lähestyy uhkaavasti, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Lähtö lähestyy uhkaavasti

A travel blog entry by anssku

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Enää 2,5 viikkoa kulkurielämän alkuun! Lähdemme jälleen kerran kohti Aasiaa. Miksi taas Aasia? Miksi ei välillä jokin muu maanosa? Mielessämme kieltämättä oli muitakin paikkoja, kuten latinalainen Amerikka ja Pohjois-Afrikka, mutta ...

Polar circle / Polarkreis, Kalajoki, Finland travel blog

Polar circle / Polarkreis

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

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10.7.2012          Kalajoki (FIN)      Km: 60705          Polar circle / Polarkreis Today skipped the Arctic Circle and managed on a full tank ...

Buried/ Stecken geblieben, Kalajoki, Finland travel blog

Buried/ Stecken geblieben

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

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11.7.2012          Vaasa (FIN)         Km: 61325          Buried/ Stecken geblieben Today, except for a few moments all day ...

"on the road"

A travel blog entry by mirranda

I took the night train from Oulu to ...

Up to the north in some steps, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Up to the north in some steps

A travel blog entry by maplefanta

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... I cant see why or I dont know if I would still. Later by the end of the afternoon we walked downtown to have a peek of Oulu and to shop some things (a black marker for me). As we were horribly hungry and looking for something we stopped by Subway and ...

At home in Mummon's home!, Härmänkyla, Finland travel blog

At home in Mummon's home!

A travel blog entry by foegoer

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After my long internet update at the Spirit center and a nice campfire coffee I decided to try to find the autiotupa (free wilderness hut) or at least a shelter. One of the women at the center was so nice to copy a local map for me. Cos it is getting ...

Weather sends me South, Kajaani, Finland travel blog

Weather sends me South

A travel blog entry by foegoer

... A girl I met in Mongolia last year. She was organising a local art festival and invited me to come over. As I was already in North Finland, you could say I was nearby. Only 800km away! Loved to meet up with her again, so, although it was getting much ...

Volta, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Volta

A travel blog entry by gustn

Volta ...

Kuusamo, Kuusamo, Finland travel blog

Kuusamo

A travel blog entry by gustn

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A ...

Volta, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Volta

A travel blog entry by gustn

Volta ...

Christmas, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Christmas

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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... the 26th we had a family get-together, a 'Byman Christmas party' at Aaron and Paula's since there were so many of us in Finland at the same time! Angie and Jouni came up from Jyvaskyyla with their kids, Lawrence & Barb and Kevin & Kelly, plus there were ...

Not such a bad day after all., Oulu, Finland travel blog

Not such a bad day after all.

A travel blog entry by weasel

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Well today we were meant to be venturing out of Oulu to Rantsila to a nature reserve place. it was a trip organised for international students so it was really cheap and there were loads of activities planned: cross country skiing, ice hole fishing, snow ...

Ikonens, Haukipudas, Finland travel blog

Ikonens

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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I spent some time with Stiina, a cousin who stayed in Longview during a summer five years ago. We went shopping one evening, then i stayed the night there and the next day we went for a sleigh ride at her sister's house, and that evening had Steve and ...

Kalevala spirit, Kuhmo, Finland travel blog

Kalevala spirit

A travel blog entry by foegoer

After the hiking on Koli and a great evening with another Dutch couple and a supurb bottle of red wine (nog bedankt!!!!) it is time to move on again. So the next morning packing and decided to ride North, as I really would like to see the reindeer. As I ...

Conan! I mean... Tarja, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Conan! I mean... Tarja

A travel blog entry by moonrise

... watch conan, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e98PEx6baiA. you see, conan bears an uncanny resemblance to the president of finland, Tarja Halonen, who spoke at the forum. it was actually pretty cool to hear the leader of the country speak, it ...

A drive to Kuusamo, Kuusamo, Finland travel blog

A drive to Kuusamo

A travel blog entry by maplefanta

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... I will go to Tromso the biggest city in the area, I will pass near anyway but I dont know yet. Then back down to Finland following the Finnish-Swedish border. To some cities there undeterminated but I will see. I also wonder if I will follow the coast or ...

Last week of vacation, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Last week of vacation

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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I don't remember exactly what days I did things, but in the last week I went to services a few times with Steve and Judy to listen to Eric Jurmu speak, went out to dinner one evening with Eric and Maggie, went sledding one day with Stiina and her family ...

Visiting Finland, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Visiting Finland

A travel blog entry by kyle-and-lisa

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... fresh, also the cheapest meal we've had at about $6 a plate. We got back on the highway and headed toward Oulu, Finland.    Oulu turned out to be a cute city comparable to Lulea, but with a nice sandy beach and recreation area. We stayed ...

Vaikutelmat eri maista, Haapavesi, Finland travel blog

Vaikutelmat eri maista

A travel blog entry by anssku

Nyt olemme jo Koti-Suomessa nauttimassa keväisestä auringonpaisteesta, pelailemassa lautapelejä ja juoksuttamassa pupujamme ulkona. Jonkinlainen loppulause pitaisi kai kuitenkin tälle blogille kirjoittaa. Ehkä se onnistuisi parhaiten niin, että ...

Let The Good Times Roll!, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Let The Good Times Roll!

A travel blog entry by toviva

Oulusta lähtö koitti ja lopullinen matkareitti on vielä tuntematon. Tässä blogissa ilmoitamme reitinvarrelta jänniä tapahtumia ja mietteitä. Thö Reissu ...

A Rocky Start, Oulu, Finland travel blog

A Rocky Start

A travel blog entry by weasel

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Well hello everyone. Here i am in snowy Oulu. Things are going well now we're settled in our own apartment. It was a bit of a rocky start with luggage not arriving, not being able to get into our apartment, strange men in manky student halls and having to ...

Oulu finally, Oulu and Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Oulu finally

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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When I got to Oulu finally, and Judy picked me up and brought me to their place, I didn't have much energy for anything but a nap- so that's what I did for the next 6 hours! That evening Steve and Judy were having a birthday celebration for Reuben, so ...

Oulu Market, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Oulu Market

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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Maaret came to stay a few nights at Steve and Judy's, and on the 30th they took us downtown to see the market, and the Oulu state church. Then in the evening we went visiting at Paul and Hannah Haataja's house. Their girls had fun wearing out Maaret and ...

Scenery, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Scenery

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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I took quite a few pictures of snow and sunrises/sunsets- the sun rose around 10:30am and set at around 3:00 pm- not too many hours of daylight. But it was still quite light in the evenings because of the reflection of the snow, especially if it was ...

New Year's Eve, Oulu, Finland travel blog

New Year's Eve

A travel blog entry by mirranda

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On New Year's Eve, I went with Maaret to her roommate's parents' home and with some of her group of friends we went to watch to fireworks downtown. I stayed there the nights of the 31st and 1st with Maaret- then went back to Steve and Judy's when she ...

Kajaani, Finland, Kajaani, Finland travel blog

Kajaani, Finland

A travel blog entry by koendeschacht

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... nog een extra slaapzak gekocht, dus dat komt ook wel in orde. Ik ben nu in Kajaani, een stadje in het oosten van Finland, en overmorgen ga ik op weg naar Lapland, naar de echte wildernis, met hopelijk elanden en rendieren. Normaal begint het daar ...

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