Travel Blogs from Finland

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Lazy day, Jyvaskyla, Finland travel blog

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

Another boring drive day. I slept and watched Austin Powers- The spy who shagged me. We were suppose to have a closing ceremony tonight, but none of us could be bothered, so instead we played Who Wants to be a Millionaire using George's book. The weather ...

QUICK!! Run to the airport!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

QUICK!! Run to the airport!

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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Check out the pics of coming into Helsinki! It was beautiful coming back in through all the small islands…and pretty much all of them are inhabited.  Some of the Finns on the ship with me said that in the winter months, the sea will freeze up ...

Fascinating city and history, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Fascinating city and history

A travel blog entry by lroff

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... But there was a huge presentation (a tattoo) of marching bands happening in the Senate Square-four military marching bands (from Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria) that were providing a taste of the Hamina Tattoo on their way there. As we arrived ...

I heart Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

I heart Helsinki

A travel blog entry by bethandanthony

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... the moment we arrived. It has this amazing modern vibe about it and there is something so orderly about it. Whoever said the food in Finland is bad does not know what they are talking about. Only thing I can say against it is that it's not the cheapest ...

Tärkeä päätös tehty!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Tärkeä päätös tehty!

A travel blog entry by olesja

Olemme viimein valinneet kumman allianssin kanssa me lennämme Star Alliancen vai One Worldin. Täpärä voittaja oli One World, eli se mihin Finnair kuuluu. Aivan ensimmäinen reitti, jonka kävimme Ebookersin toimistolla suunnittelemassa, oli tehty ...

Transiting in Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Transiting in Finland

A travel blog entry by clgs

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Well, the title says just about all there is to say!  View of Finland from the plane is attached.  ...

"Helsinki International Airport"

A travel blog entry by ilari

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110111  Helsinki-Vantaa. Finland. Yksi yö vietettiin Helsingissä ja aamulla ruvettiin miettimään että mitäköhän sitä sitten pitäisi taas pakata mukaan (Koneen lähtööhän oli vielä runsaat kolme tuntia aikaa..). Lopulta mukaan lähti ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jollyskiem

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... our last few moments in this gorgeous place. This morning, we headed off early and caught the ferry across the Gulf back to Finland. The trip only took 2 hours but was long enough as we have done a lot of sitting between planes, trains and buses ...

Northern Finland, Pyhä, Finland travel blog

Northern Finland

A travel blog entry by moonrise

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Went on an overnight school trip to Pyhätunturi National Park. Stayed in very cute cabins with their own sauna, but we took advantage of the big sauna by the lake. it was an incredible first finnish sauna experience, and a great way to celebrate fall ...

Vacancy at hostel, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Vacancy at hostel

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Phoned Stadion Hostel and they had a vacancy for next few days so I reserved it. Checked out of Helka Hotel, but left my main back pack there, taking only my day pack with essentials. Walked several kilometes to hostel. Clean, comfortable dorm with nine ...

Land of the free !!!!!!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Land of the free !!!!!!

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... asked me to open the bigger backpack but he soon realised we were only carrying clothes and not smuggling cheap cigarettes into Finland. After the Russian immigration we traveled about 15 minutes across no mans land to the first town in Finland where we ...

helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

helsinki

A travel blog entry by moonrise

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spent 2 days in helsinki on my way home to edmonton for christmas. stayed at the olympic stadium hostel, from the summer olympics in 1954 - it was cold, but nice. mostly wandered around the downtown, did some christmas shopping in the outdoor market, saw ...

Back in the land of golden rax and pear cider!, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Back in the land of golden rax and pear cider!

A travel blog entry by horizonbound

... the afternoon in the blazing sunshine. It was beautiful, the nice woodland on the ridge, and then a clear blue lake on either side. Finland is covered in lakes, and the ones by Tampere are pretty big. The ridge juts out into the middle of two of them, ...

Church in the Rock and the National Museum, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Church in the Rock and the National Museum

A travel blog entry by lroff

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... to Finland. Around the same time, unrest was associated with the emergence of distinct cultural regions (Aland Islands, Southwest Finland, Hame or Tavistia and Eastern Finland). With the conversion of the Finnish territories to Christianity, the highest ...

Part 6 - Scandinavia and the World Cup Final, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Part 6 - Scandinavia and the World Cup Final

A travel blog entry by gemway

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... markets, then the major shopping centre Kamppi and had a bit of a shopping spree buying a few beautiful glass wares made in Finland. More bike riding this afternoon where we found a spot to fill up with water (we have been having wonderful hot showers ...

Tervehdys maailmalta!, Sipoo, Finland travel blog

Tervehdys maailmalta!

A travel blog entry by pentti_kotiaho

Terveisiä maailmalta!   Istun mukavassa nojatuolissa ja katselen maailman kauneinta maisemaa; Villanellan kotirantaa. Vesi kimaltelee auringonpaisteessa, lokit kirkuvat ja joutsenet soutavat pitkin tyyntä vedenpintaa. Sampo on koulussa, ...

Flying Visit, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Flying Visit

A travel blog entry by dconlisk

... sat in sweltering heat each time the train stopped, or were allowed out to wander on the tracks and take some air, here in Finland we were very well informed and looked after at all times. Welcome to Europe! Because of the delay though we only had time ...

Helsinki, Vantaa, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by vandersluis

Het is nu 15:18 lokale tijd en we zijn zojuist geland op het vliegveld van Helsinki. We kunnen nu wederom oefenen met wachten want om vijf uur vertrekt onze vlucht naar Bangkok. De vlucht tot zover probleemloos verlopen, rustig weer en zelfs op deze ...

Chillin' with Santa, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Chillin' with Santa

A travel blog entry by rhys_raelene

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... a hot chocolate and hot blackcurrant beside a fire – just wonderful. Rhys then finally admitted he wanted to buy a knife handmade here in Finland. By this time the next bus had arrived and we were on our way back to the hotel, as the bus was turning ...

Finland!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland!

A travel blog entry by eobrie16

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... colorful and ornate. I thought this was very interesting as well, as it really shows about the different cultures that have influenced finland over the years. The third church was the rock church -- probably the most finnish of all. This is a church that ...

Back to Blighty, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Back to Blighty

A travel blog entry by fullcycle

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Sadly our time in Finland has run out, we are flying out tonight from Tampere (35€ Ryanair) It's a 2 hour train journey from Helsinki. Going the other way you can get a bus to Tampere for 6€ or Helsinki for 25€ Can't believe we are off to ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by bingmalyn

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More rax, more cider..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

More rax, more cider...

A travel blog entry by horizonbound

... I'm staying at, and I'm going to meet a couple of them in Tallinn tomorrow aswell, which is extra nice! It feels strange, leaving Finland after such a short space of time. I can't put my finger on what it is that I like about Finland, but there's ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jollyskiem

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Quiet half day recovering from the flight and waiting to catch up with Frank. Several walks around our hotel district to stretch the legs. Our hotel is very central - short walk to the main train station and not far from the Parliament building. ...

Kuumotus!, Karkkila, Finland travel blog

Kuumotus!

A travel blog entry by ozmo

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Tänään se alkaa! Osmo-sedän pitkään odotettu reisu Aasiaan. Mistä siis kaikki lähti.... Maaliskuussa matkustin ensimmäistä kertaa Aasiaan kahden viikon lomalle thaimaaseen. Loma oli täydellinen! Matkaseura oli parasta, enkä vaihtaisi niistä ...

sick in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

sick in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by cobi

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... cultures in different places. Even Mexican, with its core ingredients eaten the world over, is a different gastronomic experience in Finland compared to Australia. I'm trying to recall my brief time in Tijuana to decide which is more 'traditional', but I ...

Day trip, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Day trip

A travel blog entry by sarahbooth

... heritage site of Suomenlinna. It's a Martine fortress initially created by the Swedish, when they ruled these lands, in 1748. Finland didn't have much chance of independence as the Russian's ruled them before becoming independent in 1918.   I just ...

Finland July 20, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland July 20

A travel blog entry by tucker

... was a great market there. We bought our Finnish cheese, which was a strong Ementhaul that the lady said actually originated in Finland. A visit to the magnificent church was our final stop before boarding the ship. Wow, what a ship. They took your ...

Rainy day in Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Rainy day in Finland

A travel blog entry by eobrie16

... of the fort looks a bit castlelike, which is  pretty cool as well. And the views from here are spectacular - Finland  truly is a beautiful place! In the afternoon we returned to Helsinki for a bit more shopping and  general ...

Christmas Eve in Lapland, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Christmas Eve in Lapland

A travel blog entry by kirksontour

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Our first full day on tour was unforgettable. After breakfast we followed our guide Arko onto the edge of the forest, and the kids helped cut down a small spruce tree to use as the group's Xmas tree this week. The kids loaded it onto a little sled and ...

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