Travel Blogs from Finland

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Christmas Day in Lapland, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Christmas Day in Lapland

A travel blog entry by kirksontour

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We woke up this morning to find that Santa had found us in our little cabin in the Arctic. Kids had a great morning playing with their presents and then we joined our group for a snow shoe walk through the forest to a special tree where elves took the ...

A view of Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

A view of Finland

A travel blog entry by leeandal

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... soap suds to statues there as much as they do in the US. The square is the home of the largest Lutheran church in Finland and a statue of Czar Alexander II. When asked why a czar in Finland she said the people believe Alexander II was the last of ...

Helsinki - beer everywhere and not a drop to drink, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki - beer everywhere and not a drop to drink

A travel blog entry by mbackho

10 hours of flight from Osaka to Helsinki - sounded like a recipe for boredom, but how wrong could I be. We were seated next to a Brit called Kevin, who entertained us with his views on the rugby world cup and the english cricket team.  They were ...

Lähtövalmisteluja ja hankintoja, Espoo, Finland travel blog

Lähtövalmisteluja ja hankintoja

A travel blog entry by sinilintu

Matkaa mietittiin enemmän ja vähemmän lähes koko vuosi ja pikkuhiljaa se siitä muotoutui. Ensin mietittiin, että mentäisiin ensin Utsjoelle ja jatkettaisiin sieltä Norjaan, mutta hylkäsimme sen välittömästi kun kuulimme leirin ajankohdan. Se ...

Short day, dusty! 28 Celsius, Pello, Finland travel blog

Short day, dusty! 28 Celsius

A travel blog entry by peterkier

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Not much tarmak today. Lots of dust tho' :) Camping on the Swedish/Finnish border .... Not exactly sure which side.. Tomorrow - the Russian border ... Better be sure ...

Out of track, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Out of track

A travel blog entry by purahong

my long journey started from this ...

Good bye Lapland - hello again Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Good bye Lapland - hello again Helsinki

A travel blog entry by kirksontour

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Travelling day today, so not a lot to report. We said our goodbyes to Lapland and flew back to Helsinki for one night. We spent the evening at the biggest ice hockey game of the year - the local derby between the 2 very competitive Helsinki teams - ...

Helsinki to Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna, Finland travel blog

Helsinki to Hämeenlinna

A travel blog entry by austega

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... .   We've travelled before to Norway & Sweden & Denmark, and at the time I wasn't interested in visiting Finland, but it is fascinating. And the people we've met so far have all been very friendly & helpful.   ...

Vuodenvaihde Paljakassa, Paljakka, Finland travel blog

Vuodenvaihde Paljakassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

Uusivuosi vietettiinkin mukavissa tunnelmissa asuntovaunussa. Janne ystävällisesti lainasi vaunua, ja meillähän siellä oli oikein mukavata. Lapsenpiika löytyi  Ristijärveltä; Eeva-täti ystävällisesti tuli Pihlan kanssa että vanhemmat ...

Sukuloimassa, Raahe, Finland travel blog

Sukuloimassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

Janin perhe ystävällisesti majoitti kodittomat kulkijat, kiitokset siitä! Ja tulihan siinä saunattua ja päivitettyä kuulumisia ...

Land of the midnight sun, Posio, Finland travel blog

Land of the midnight sun

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... " selling dried fish, pies, snacks, beer etc.....   Distance by train: Chengdu (Southwest China) to Rovaniemi (Lapland Finland) = 11850 kms Example fare: Kazan to ...

settling in, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

settling in

A travel blog entry by moonrise

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More pictures! I'll leave the descriptions mostly for the photos, but here are some random observations from finland... - grocery shopping takes on a new excitement in a country where orange juice is called appelsini, whipped cream comes in yoghurt ...

More snow...., Kuopio, Finland travel blog

More snow....

A travel blog entry by fullcycle

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A five hour train journey to Kuopio with a raging hangover, one of lifes little pleasures... Actually not that bad once the nausea had passed, the scenery of evergreen forest and frozen lakes helped cheer me up. Finnish trains although painfully slow at ...

Kohti etelää, Kajaani, Finland travel blog

Kohti etelää

A travel blog entry by pihla

Suomussalmelta matka jatkui pitstopilla Kajaanissa. Marke sai viettää kanssamme huonounisimman yön ikinä, kiitos kärsivällisyydestä! Koska otetaan ...

Pispalasta löytyi majapaikka, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Pispalasta löytyi majapaikka

A travel blog entry by pihla

Kun Turengin majapaikassa oli keuhkokuumetta liikkeellä, saimme majapaikan Pispalasta Pihlan isotädin perheen luota. Kiitos petistä ja kaikesta ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jen75

... some cheapish flights to Helsinki for a few days away with my workmate Barbara aka Brooklyn Babs and to spend my birthday in Finland. It was freezing cold but we were well prepared. Checked out the church carved out of rock, enjoyed some rye bread and ...

To Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

To Helsinki

A travel blog entry by austega

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... ; even so the queues were short.   Our bags came quickly & nobody stopped us so it was a remarkably painless entry into Finland. We'd read about an airport taxi shuttle & we saw the counter for that, booked & were on a mini bus ...

On our way home..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

On our way home...

A travel blog entry by danijon

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After 2.5 months in Europe its time to head south. Well via Finland, Russia, China, South East Asia.... the journey ...

Sukuloimassa, Toholampi, Finland travel blog

Sukuloimassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

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Käytiin kylpemässä ja yöpymässä kiitokset ...

Gravel, mud, 26 Celsius in Lapland., Muonio, Finland travel blog

Gravel, mud, 26 Celsius in Lapland.

A travel blog entry by peterkier

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... at low speed. No dent or bruises, and off again. Past through Pallas-ounastunturin Kansallispuisto, the 3rd largest national park in Finland. Camping just north of it :D Tomorrow we go to Stabbursnes and visit Marit before Nordkapp. Weather next 4 days, ...

Start of the cruise...Helsinki!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Start of the cruise...Helsinki!

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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I flew through Frankfurt to get to Helsinki….and let me tell ya, that is one confusing airport. I went through 3 different passport control areas 5 times and I had to go through security twice.  That's more than you go through in the US. I ...

Inställda flyg och korvsoppa, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Inställda flyg och korvsoppa

A travel blog entry by reisevolk

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Sent i den Uppländska natten ankom ett SMS från den finska flaggbäraren Finnair att vår flight 12:55 till Helsinki var inställd samt att vi var ombokade på en tidigare flight som startar 10:00. Avbokning av taxi genomfördes efter erbjudande ...

Lähtö, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Lähtö

A travel blog entry by spanttil

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Lähtö Tolstoilla 17.35. Arin äiti varoitti: "Pitäkää pää selvänä, ettei kolkata!" Samulia kotiin jääminen vitutti, kun lähdettiin, mutta se kätkeytyi innostuneen hymyn taakse. Vastaukseksi Arin huutoon "lähetä rahaa" cabinin ikkunan ...

Tampere to Rauma, Rauma, Finland travel blog

Tampere to Rauma

A travel blog entry by austega

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... the way this museum presented it, what Lenin tried to do, and why, made sense. The second hall was about Lenin's time in Finland. After that museum we went for a bit more of a walk around the centre of the town, including a visit to a supermarket & ...

Isomummulassa, Suomussalmi, Finland travel blog

Isomummulassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

Liki 9-kymppiset isomummu ja -ukki saivat virikettä päiviinsä, kun Pihla rantautui tervehtimään karavaaninsa kanssa. Kävimme kylpylässäkin, Pihla oli kovin innoissaan veden läpsyttelystä. Vauvauinti on kantanut hedelmää. Sukeltaminenkin ...

Lapsenpiikana, Nokia, Finland travel blog

Lapsenpiikana

A travel blog entry by pihla

Poikettiin Nokialla sukuloimassa, ja oltiin samalla lapsenlikkana, että Antti ja Sanna pääsi käymään teatterissa. Nokialla kului toinenkin yö, nimittäin poikettiin katsomassa Mian porukkaa; kotona oli Eelis ja ...

Suomenlinna island, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Suomenlinna island

A travel blog entry by johnnym

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Snore. Snore. Yesterday I had just been thinking how nice it is sleeping in a room with other people, how much less isolating than a hotel room might be. But after such a quiet night the night before I had forgotten how it puts you at the mercy of ...

Stop #6, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stop #6

A travel blog entry by kleonard_22

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... to have our first skype with "natives" of a country! Today, 6th and 7th periods spoke with two very sweet teenagers from Finland. This was our first opportunity to hear a different accent and try to overcome a language barrier. While we had a few ...

Lähdettiin kotoa, Turenki, Finland travel blog

Lähdettiin kotoa

A travel blog entry by pihla

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Tästä se lähtee, nimittäin matka maailmalle. Koti on myyty, tavarat on varastossa, ja autot on pakattu. Mukana muutossa olli auttamassa Salon mummi,kummisedät Antti ja Vesa. Ensimmäinen osoite oli mummilassa ...

Day 8 Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Day 8 Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by blkconnor

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... near the train station. We looked for the Angry Birds museum but couldn't find it. The creators of Angry Birds come from Finland. We noticed lots of Angry Birds merchandise. We then went to the main market square which consisted of lots of stalls selling ...

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