Travel Blogs from Finland

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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! ...

Short day, Heinola, Finland travel blog

Short day

A travel blog entry by peterkier


Helsinki - like driving in Copenhagen. One big build-site. Don't do it! Relaxing now in Heinsäraantie .... or ...

Helsinki: My First Solo Vacation, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki: My First Solo Vacation

A travel blog entry by btutterow


... , though they did have a large variety as well as some dinosaur bones. It was weird because the second most common language in Finland is Swedish, so I couldn’t rely on having a written English translation and was mostly on my own in that regard. I ...

Day 6 - Shanghai - Helsinki/Zurich - Berlin, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Day 6 - Shanghai - Helsinki/Zurich - Berlin

A travel blog entry by bss-tour-2013


... and most busiest cargo airport in the Nordic countries. The airport is operated by Finavia, the state-owned enterprise that operates Finland's airports. Helsinki Airport was chosen as the best airport in the world in the IATA 1999 survey on the topic. In ...

Welcome to the snowfall..., Turku, Finland travel blog

Welcome to the snowfall...

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown


Arrived in Turku at 07:30 instead of 7 o'clock. My train (the later of two), I had already míssed the one I really intended to take, left at 5 to 8. Legging it out as fast as possible, and the taxi driver drove like a nutter! Thank ...

Changing train.., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Changing train..

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown


Very quick connection in Helsinki, but no problem. And here I am now writing this. In the Allegro, lovely, modern high-speed train, now just arriving in St. Petersburg (3 ½ hrs instead of all night on the old trains). Russia really investing at the ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67


... European norm, but economic reality doesn't always conform to theory - it's still really expensive.  In most international comparisons Finland usually ranks as the world's least corrupt country, but I keep feeling like I'm getting ripped off, ...

Joulu, Sykäräinen, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by pihla

Mummulassa kului päivä jos toinenkin.Pakkaset oli parhaimmillaan -29, joten pihalla ei paljon oltu. Tuvassa oli tunnelmaan, jouluksi tuli Antti, Sanna, Aino ja Eevi, Mian porukasta Marko ja Eelis, Sussun poppoo oli kokonaisuudessaan vahvistettuna ...

Christmas Day in Lapland, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Christmas Day in Lapland

A travel blog entry by kirksontour


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


... 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


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


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 - ...

1st Stop, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

1st Stop

A travel blog entry by allie_rtw_2014

Flying from heathrow to here then onwards to Hong ...

Helsinki to Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna, Finland travel blog

Helsinki to Hämeenlinna

A travel blog entry by austega


... .   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


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


... " 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


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


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 ...

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