Travel Blogs from Finland

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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, ...

Unexpected Stopover, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Unexpected Stopover

A travel blog entry by mickq1

... and somewhere to sleep for the night.  That done, it was on the express bus to the centre of the city.Tomorrow morning we will re-acquaint ourselves with the Finland and the Finnish language which seems to throw extra vowels into words at ...

Quick stop in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Quick stop in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by stellarachaella


After doing a guided tour in the previous 2 ports on our Baltic cruise, we opted to explore Helsinki on our own. It turned out to be a good decision as most attractions are in easy walking distance of each other. We started were able to see two amazing ...

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 ...

Aminne, Åminne, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


... that are different - breads and cakes in particular. Bruce was pleased to note that the beer in the supermarkets in Finland have increased in alcohol percentage to 4.7 - but still no wines or spirits. In the afternoon we went for a walk ...

Shoe shopping, Rauma, Finland travel blog

Shoe shopping

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


The hotel presumably caters mainly for business people as breakfast finishes by 8.30, which at least ensured an early start to the day.It was a novelty for us to have breakfast waiting for us for a change. We spent the day further exploring Old Rauma, ...

Kaskinen, Kaskinen, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


... it - 'Operation Stella Polaris was a secret operation during World War II with the intention of moving sensitive intelligence material from Finland to Sweden so that it would not end up in the hands of the Soviets’. The base of the operation ...

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 ...

Yyteri, Yyteri, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


... After the routine supply shop and top up of fuel we returned to the hut for a light lunch including fresh strawberries grown in Finland before heading out along the beach. The beach at   Yyteri is six kilometres long and as the season had yet ...

Hangover Day, Raisio, Finland travel blog

Hangover Day

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


Perhaps unremarkably we did not get up until after midday, hungover from the night before and from the news of the Brexit result which seemed all the more surreal because we were not at home. In a drunken moment the night before Bruce had volunteered to ...

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 ...

Ride out to Overmalax, Åminne, Finland travel blog

Ride out to Overmalax

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


It's really nice when we get the opportunity to slow down a little and today was one of those days. We purposely didn't do anything until around lunchtime when we set off on the short ride to the local shop and decided to explore some of the little ...

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 ...

Two & Eight, Merikarvia, Finland travel blog

Two & Eight

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm


Today we swapped our Serows for sit up and beg pushbikes, mine with a basket on the front, no front brakes and a semi fixed rear wheel brake, similar to the ones I rode in Amsterdam. Bruce had the luxury of a front brake and a three speed gear box! Our ...

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 ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by mnasega


Next we visited Helsinki in Finland. ...

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 ...

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