Travel Blogs from Finland

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at last, I've seen inside a Bowman 45!, Houtskar Island, Finland travel blog

at last, I've seen inside a Bowman 45!

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... Houtskär or Houtskari, depending upon whether you're Swedish or a Finn. It was just outside the Ålands and therefore part of Finland proper, necessitating a change of courtesy flag to Finland, which I did en route. This was probably one of the best ...

Finally the day has arrived - Lapland!!!, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Finally the day has arrived - Lapland!!!

A travel blog entry by kirksontour


We woke up early on Sunday morning full of excitement and happiness (penny's drafting). Today we fly to Lapland, after just over a year in the planning. Destination Kittila airport and then a bus to Hotelli Jeris and our cottage for the next 7 days. The ...

Pohjanmaa-Tornio-Luulaja, Vöyri-Maksamaa, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by sinilintu


Matka meni hyvin ilman sen ihmeempiä tapahtumia, mitä nyt Tampereen seudulla sateli vettä jonkun verrankin. Perillekin pääsimme suoraan ilman enempiä sekoiluja, vaikken ole koskaan itse sinne ajanutkaan. Kummieni mökki oli listalla jo ...

Kotimatka och motvind, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Kotimatka och motvind

A travel blog entry by reisevolk

Ett kort sista inlägg, hemresan från Bangkok började bra, när hotellet som blott kostade 100kr/natt visade sig vara riktigt bra och dessutom hade de gratis transfer till flygplatsen. Väl på plats släpade de morgontrötta herrskapet med ...

Not a lot to report day, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

Not a lot to report day

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

It was a breezy, drizzly, cool grotty sort of day. Not really a day to set off to see the wonders of the islands, so we decided to stay put. Not a lot to report, we cleaned the boat in the morning, went to look for the damaged power boat (unsuccessfully) ...

christmas in lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

christmas in lapland

A travel blog entry by moonrise


so, rovaniemi just gets better in the winter! what else could you expect from santa's hometown. lots happened in december, including a cookie decorating party that i organized at my flat, a trip to the santa claus village (8km in snow by crappy bike) ...

Transit day, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Transit day

A travel blog entry by tikibird


Heathrow was a mess and it took ovr an hour of queueing to get checked in.  I was afraid we would miss our flight, but we barely made it-no time to shop though.  Finnair to Helsinki was OK.  Not much to do in a 2 hour layover at Helsinki ...

Lapland home of Santa, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Lapland home of Santa

A travel blog entry by sd0744


Rovaniemi is located at the confluence of two large rivers, the most important transport routes at the time, Rovaniemi began to adopt the role of the "gateway to Lapland. The exploitation of Lapland's natural resources in the 1800s boosted Rovaniemi's ...

NEGATIVE 28 DEGREES CELSIUS, Helsinki, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by jbish95


Waking up at 5am was the beginning of what turned out being a lot harder day than I expected. I made the boat after a long walk carrying a lot of food. The boat was similar to the New Zealand inter islander however I don't think you would dark to step ...

Forts, The Olympics and a Luxury Ferry, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Forts, The Olympics and a Luxury Ferry

A travel blog entry by dhrycun


                     The student buffet was much easier to find than I original thought, only it wasnt really a student buffet. It was only 5 euros, so ...

Hameenlinna to Tampere, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Hameenlinna to Tampere

A travel blog entry by austega


... well after our other exposures to Finnish history. We went first into a special exhibition called "the Finlandisation of Finland". Apparently "Finlandisation" was a term - proposed by Germany I think - referring to the way Finland appeased Russia & ...

JKL vesisade, Jyväskylä, Finland travel blog

JKL vesisade

A travel blog entry by karkailija


UGH! Täältä  syvältä syöveristä alkaa tutkimusmatka afrikan mustaan sydämmeen, kannibaalien ja villipetojen maahan. (Ei siis Ahvenanmaalle, vaan Namibiaan) Luovun periaatteestani avautua nettiin mihinkään ...

No Room at the Inn, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

No Room at the Inn

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


We had a peaceful night and we were off sailing again by 10:00, destination Mariehamn but this time the Western harbour, where the ferry terminal is situated. It was another breezy, cloud/sun sort of day and again we had to intersperse the use of the ...

And then there were two, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

And then there were two

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


The weather suited the occasion, it was drizzly and miserable, Still, we had things to do, including 5 loads of washing, so there was no idling about, everyone was up and the 3 machines we'd booked were busy by 08:00. Our plan for the last morning was ...

The Freezer!, Tampere, Finland travel blog

The Freezer!

A travel blog entry by daviddooner


We arrived in Tampere, Finland after travelling since 8pm the following night and sleeping in Shannon airport. When we got off the plane it was so cold I thought i left my legs behind me because after 2mins i couldn't feel them anymore!! Due to a lack of ...

Helsinki n'all ...., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki n'all ....

A travel blog entry by bcurtin


... shops close for weekend at 18.00! Helsinki bloody freezing this evening and lots of police around the city centre. Due to Finland having EU presidency a big convention in town. Around 21.00 police seal off a whole junction near main railway station to ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by eurotrip

And it comes to an end... More info and pictures to come! ...

Arrived!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by jollyskiem

Nearly 48 hours after I left home on Sunday afternoon, we have finally arrived in Helsinki. The second flight had the potential to be very arduous - 12 1/2 hours stuck in the middle seat of the middle aisle and not being able to move one iota - but I ...

From Russia with love..., Turku, Finland travel blog

From Russia with love...

A travel blog entry by vogette


... la crate restaurant- food much better!!! Once we were back on the road, we headed toward Turku. This city was once the capital of Finland, and due to its strategic position was a major medieval city. We could not book into our hotel until 4pm, so we went ...

Alkusepustukset, Espoo, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by sinilintu

Pohjoiseen näyttää kompassi tällä kertaa, eikä olekaan mikään huono suunta!   Voisin tähän alkuun kertoa vähän taustoja tälle reissulle... Menimme kihloihin jo elokuussa 2008, mutta päätimme siirtää matkaa seuraavaan kesään. ...

Gøglerbåden M/S Silja Serenade, Hanko, Finland travel blog

Gøglerbåden M/S Silja Serenade

A travel blog entry by peterkier


Cruisetrip for retarded people ! Just want to see the bikes again down belöw and get to shore ...

Six Hours In Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Six Hours In Helsinki

A travel blog entry by uglymaggott


... ; Although I guess that depends which way you're facing. We decided to take the longer stopover in order to get a look at Finland and, in all fairness, it has been pretty nice here.  For a start we got free smoothies within seconds of arriving and ...

First impressions of Saariselka, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

First impressions of Saariselka

A travel blog entry by lovewells


Landing in the snow was quite something! We flew in over snow laden fir trees that stretched as far as the eye could see. We landed on snow, with snow banks piled up three metres on the side of the runway. We disembarked, and walked to the terminal, ...

Rovaniemi Nightlife, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Rovaniemi Nightlife

A travel blog entry by moonrise


Getting ready at Max's for a house/techno party at a local ...

Home of Santa........Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Home of Santa........Finland

A travel blog entry by livingthedream


... accomodated be ample space left over... more sauna than you can poke a stick at. 91+% of the population own mobile phones (Finland is home of Nokia, great marketign at home Nokia), over 50% of the population have library cards. a very orgainsed country, ...

Finlande, Helsinki, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by solive


La Finlande a été traversée en un éclair. Le 28 août, nous débarquons à Turku par le ferry en provenance de Stockholm. L'ancienne capitale, située au sud ouest du pays est charmante, avec son château fort, mélange de plusieurs générations de ...

Back to Helsinki for the Intrepid tour start, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Back to Helsinki for the Intrepid tour start

A travel blog entry by philjg


We've met our 10 travelling companions, and they are just about what we expected. Five single girls in 20-30 age group, one guy 35 (he thinks he's on a winner) and two couples around our age, one a doctor and wife and the other we forgotten already. ...

pole walking and other mysteries, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

pole walking and other mysteries

A travel blog entry by moonrise


our on again, off again winter is on again, and there is much rejoicing! i must say that with the sun hardly rising before 9am and it getting dark by 3pm, the constant drizzle that has been persisting for a few weeks now, with only an occaisonal ...

Huskies and snow mobiles, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Huskies and snow mobiles

A travel blog entry by kirksontour


Everyone had a huge sleep in on Boxing Day and met up for an early lunch at 11 before donning our suits for a trip to the husky farm. The sun had been up a couple of hours when we departed Jeris, and we watched a full moon rising during our husky safari. ...

Reindeer and northern lights, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Reindeer and northern lights

A travel blog entry by kirksontour


Our last full day in Lapland was dedicated to reindeer. We travelled to a reindeer farm where we were treated to the full reindeer experience - a ride on a reindeer pulled sleigh, a lesson and try at lassoing a reindeer, a look around the reindeer farm ...

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