Travel Blogs from Finland

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The journey begins, Oulu, Finland travel blog

The journey begins

A travel blog entry by dujr


... of January the 2nd, four of us departed from Riga, Latvia to face great winter adventures at Luosto which is located in Lapland, Finland. We travelled by car (Mazda CX-7) to Tallinn to catch the ferry to Helsinki. The weather was perfect for anything, ...

There and back again, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

There and back again

A travel blog entry by renard


... in the city. I met them after some quite necessary shopping (CDs, DVD and another old book by Aleksis Kivi - couldn't leave Finland without them!) in the squirrel island, that Stephanie wanted to see and I saw just quickly because as soon as I got there ...

Just another piece, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Just another piece

A travel blog entry by renard


Another small piece of Helsinki walking around in a slow morning and then I took a bus to Porvoo, to see the old town there. A nice place, but really small too, that was the touristic map with the smallest scale I have ever seen. If you get distracted ...

Jun 12, 2009, Hanko, Finland travel blog

Jun 12, 2009

A travel blog entry by mylifesjourney


Jun 12, 2009, Taalintehdas, Finland travel blog

Jun 12, 2009

A travel blog entry by mylifesjourney


Finlandia, Helsinki, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey


... Finland is, blah blah blah (it's still pretty great), but then I had quite the evening.  I admit it.  I cry "uncle!" Finland is not the boring country I was expecting, and it seems that French people are like the Hare Krishna - if you hear them ...

Strawberries, Crepes... and Peas!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Strawberries, Crepes... and Peas!

A travel blog entry by dorrance


... Our first happy find was a Moomintroll! For those who don't know, Moomintrolls are hairless, friendly, happy trolls that inhabit Finland and hibernate in winter. They were the brainchild of author Tove Jansson, who won many awards for the Moomin books. ...

The Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

The Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by dorrance


... beauty. The next thing is the Reindeer... lots of Reindeer. These majestic animals with the big fuzzy antlers are all over Finland... a quarter million of them! They don't care about cars, roads, buses, horns, or other man-made nuisances so the herds ...

Two nights before the trip, Tuusula, Finland travel blog

Two nights before the trip

A travel blog entry by tenetsi

It's a heat wave here. You might laugh but +29 degrees Celsius is hot in Finland. Especially when we never have air conditioners anywhere. No need to mention my car that is hot as a sauna inside. Getting things together before the trip at work and things ...

Vilkaisu taakse, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Vilkaisu taakse

A travel blog entry by matkaajamaks


Pari päivää on ehditty viettää kotimaan kamaralla, mutta ei ole oikein hässäkän keskellä ehtinyt järjestellä ajatuksia koetusta. Heitetään nyt kuitenkin kehiin joitain reissun kohokohtia aina yhtä typerien top-listojen muodossa: Maat: 1) ...

Lapland: Santas Home!, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Lapland: Santas Home!

A travel blog entry by ktandash


After a bit of running backwards and forwards we got into the town of Rovaniemi mid afternoon. We checked in and headed to the Tourist Information Center <Wow, this sounds just like George/Dad!> to find out about Santa's village and Husky Sledging. ...

All the way to Helsinki (Espoo), a great one!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

All the way to Helsinki (Espoo), a great one!

A travel blog entry by maplefanta


August 17 So I had the luck to use the Internet for free at the youth hostel for a few minutes and to fastly catch up with someone from Espoo (next to Helsinki) on the hospitalityclub chat room. So after the short explanation for the way, I hurried to ...

Good Food and Good company, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Good Food and Good company

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

Sailing through the many islands of Finland was quite amazing. On board a mega ten deck car ferry within metres of inhabited small islands, casting a shadow like a tall skyscraper is very sureal. The sun was warm and the skies were clear, what a nice ...

The long way back, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

The long way back

A travel blog entry by backpackandgran


... to put my chair all the way back and not move it for 10 hours type of guy' watched 4 movies so successful flight. In hotel now. At 10:30pm hk time but only 5:30 Finland time. Very sleepy in the comfiest bed in a month. a very sleepy over and out Soph ...

Giant Seagulls, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Giant Seagulls

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan


... got out of bed before 9am for two weeks we thought it best to be conservative and go for the midday crossing. Having heard that Finland is meant to be expensive we thought it best to visit the supermarket for supplies. With picnic in hand we made our way ...

Ihanasti hukassa ja gradu kiittää, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Ihanasti hukassa ja gradu kiittää

A travel blog entry by jomakah


Kävin eilen ennen espanjan tuntia ostamassa itelleni uudet kuulokkeet. Oon onnistunu viimesen 1,5 viikon aikana hajottamaan kahdet, älkää kysykö miten! Tällä kerralla päätin "panostaa" ja hain peräti 19,90e maksaneet kuulokkeet Sokokselta sen ...

Lähtötunnelmissa, Turku, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by tuomasw

Noniin, lähtö lähenee pikkuhiljaa... Vihdoin ja viimein alkaa itselläkin olemaan mahassa tunne että taas sitä mennään. Tajusin vasta tänään että lähtö on lähellä kun pesin snorkkelia/maskia ja vaelluskenkiä. ...

Worlds Biggest Sauna, Kuopio, Finland travel blog

Worlds Biggest Sauna

A travel blog entry by markwilliams84


I went to the world biggest sauna in Kuopio, which is a huge traditional smoke sauna with an amazing view over the vast lake (which was frozen) and I hole cut out in the ice to jump in after the sauna, which was extremly cold and a bit of shock to the ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog


A travel blog entry by gustn


A ...

Preparing for the journey, Savonranta, Finland travel blog

Preparing for the journey

A travel blog entry by myrri

Whatever makes you leave the comfort of your own home and head for other side of the globe I'll never know. A couple of years ago USA sounded like a good idea and off I went. A couple of years later Japan started sounding interesting and well, I guess ...

Almost there..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Almost there...

A travel blog entry by jagrant


Well, we're almost at our final destination and are starting to get a little bit tired of living out of backpacks... only two more nights in a hostel and then it's our own personal rooms =) Unfortunately I only have a few minutes of internet access ...

Vårdö church and camp, Vårdö, Finland travel blog

Vårdö church and camp

A travel blog entry by joergenmaria


Last few business visits, city markets, and fun!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Last few business visits, city markets, and fun!

A travel blog entry by jlewku

... business tours.  It was a fun experience though!    Friday we went to two more business visits, The Bank of Finland and the OMX stock exchange (which just was acquired by the Nasdaq).   Afterwords we tour the city markets and had ...

El día en que abandoné mi sociopatía. Especial..., Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

El día en que abandoné mi sociopatía. Especial...

A travel blog entry by loboestepario


JYVASKYLA-ROVANIEMI (6 de junio de 2010) No se como describir el día de ayer. Hasta Rovaniemi todo trascurrió con normalidad. Desayuné en el hostel de Jyvaskyla, hice el equipaje y encaminé las ruedas de mi moto hacia la famosa población de ...

Zen and the Art of Education, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Zen and the Art of Education

A travel blog entry by moonrise

... a physical one by motorcycle across the western United States, and a mental one through philosophy and metaphysics. I brought it with me to Finland last year along with a few other "comfort books", with the vague notion I might want to reread it at some ...

Oh my god, we're in Finland!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Oh my god, we're in Finland!

A travel blog entry by samlisa


... . The opening ceremony was short and sweet, and the first half was nothing special. The second half was a marked improvement with Finland showing Denmark how football should be played. They won 1-0. Mike joined us on our stroll back to the centre to find ...

Luosto Fun Day 2, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Luosto Fun Day 2

A travel blog entry by dujr


Final Day in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Final Day in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by superhamster


... spent maybe 40 minutes or so in 70oC heat and after having a cool shower, felt super relaxed! Fair to say I think I'm hooked! Finland has been amazing and I've really enjoyed my time here. It never feels like I stay in any place long enough, especially ...

rainbow flatwarming and line dancing, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

rainbow flatwarming and line dancing

A travel blog entry by moonrise


mmm just got back from haruno's, our favourite pizza place in rovaniemi. it is really expensive to eat out here (except for the super cheap cafeteria lunches at school), and not many options anyway (two Chinese restaurants but no sushi or Indian). but ...

Pieces of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Pieces of Helsinki

A travel blog entry by renard


... ) and the orthodox church and then going to the 'squirrel island', a museum island which has old buildings from all over Finland in display and a large lot of really friendly squirrels, who instead of running away from you like the normal ones just come ...

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