Travel Blogs from Finland

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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


... 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


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


... 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


A travel blog entry by eobrie16


... 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


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



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 ...

New Years With No Northern Lights, Tampere, Finland travel blog

New Years With No Northern Lights

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

Covered on ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by jollyskiem


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


A travel blog entry by ozmo


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


... 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


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 ...

Off to Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Off to Finland

A travel blog entry by philjg


We booked our Berlin-Helsinki flight six months ago on the net on a budget airline (who has ever heard of Blue1?). So we were relieved to find that the computer at their check-in knew about us and gave us boarding cards. Turns out to be the budget ...

Turku can be sunny!, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku can be sunny!

A travel blog entry by philjg


... along the island archipelago to Parainen (which is the Finnish word for the place, but as most people in that area of Finland actually speak Swedish, we could use the Swedish word Pargas. Many of the Swedish words for places are totally different to the ...

1 hour to Poland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

1 hour to Poland

A travel blog entry by bogna

Just 1 hour and I`ll be in Poland! Cannot believe ...

Into Finland, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Into Finland

A travel blog entry by radsolv

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

Ninety Euro room, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Ninety Euro room

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Late arrival 10>30 PM in Helsinki no reservation. All hostels fully booked. Stayed in hotel Helka for 90€ per night / price really hurt. But extra comfort and privacy nice. A helpful local Finn made a number of cell phone calls for me. We then ...

Nokia, Couchsurfing and the Polar Bear Pool, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Nokia, Couchsurfing and the Polar Bear Pool

A travel blog entry by dhrycun


             I took alot of pictures, but again, it felt more like a duty than it did enjoying the scenery around. I was getting burnt out by the weather, seeing that it was starting to ...

Winters end, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Winters end

A travel blog entry by fullcycle


... northern lights, 100 000 lakes, sauna and air guitar... While this isn't really a holiday trip if you fancy coming over to Finland here's some tips... While I'm yet to experience it I've been told by nearly every Finn I meet that summer is the best ...

The last day together, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

The last day together

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... slowly dried up, either due to silting or the land raising. During the 'Great Wrath', which was the Russian occupation of Finland between 1710 and 1721, the Russian fleet were trapped in the bay and they effected their escape by digging their way through ...

Hello from Finland!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Hello from Finland!

A travel blog entry by bogna


The first departure was rather terrible experience - the pilot started too sharply and my stomach came up to my throat. But afterwards it was allright. It was soooo exciting to see clouds under myself! ...

Snoring Monk and Happy Nun, Turku, Finland travel blog

Snoring Monk and Happy Nun

A travel blog entry by vontiki2000


... far. With the hunger tamed, we made our way over to Turku Cathedral for a visit. This is the main church for Finland's Lutheran faith. Since I was baptised Lutheran when I became a godfather to my godson Jett, I figured it was appropriate for at least a ...

Meat and Beer, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Meat and Beer

A travel blog entry by vontiki2000


... a one Euro deposit for a pint glass and began our research. There were at least thirty booths set up representing microbreweries from all over Finland. We had a lot of work to do. As we made our way around, booth by booth, we came across one of the food ...

Second Impressions, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Second Impressions

A travel blog entry by vontiki2000


... and a rugged rocky shoreline. However, before exploring it, we had to get to Vesikko, the only WWII submarine remaining in Finland. After paying a nominal entrance fee, we boarded the dry-docked submarine for a first-hand account of how tightly packed it ...

We are here, Kuhmo, Finland travel blog

We are here

A travel blog entry by ryans_escapade


... our happy amazing relationship. (Ok enough of the mushy stuff).  As as we were traveling through the country side of beautiful Finland today, it was surreal that it was finally here. There was beautiful snow, frozen lakes and more snow and beautiful ...

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