Travel Blogs from Finland

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Helsinki and St Petersburg, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki and St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by littlebush

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Having been to Moscow several times, Anya and I decided to go for a change to Russia's 2nd most famous city, St Petersburg. Always up for an adventure, I decided to fly via Helsinki where I would then take a train across the border to St Pete and meet ...

Snoring Monk and Happy Nun, Turku, Finland travel blog

Snoring Monk and Happy Nun

A travel blog entry by vontiki2000

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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 ...

Short day, Heinola, Finland travel blog

Short day

A travel blog entry by peterkier

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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

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... , 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 ...

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

Welcome to the snowfall...

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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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

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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

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... 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

Joulu

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

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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

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... 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

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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

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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 - ...

Helsinki to Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna, Finland travel blog

Helsinki to Hämeenlinna

A travel blog entry by austega

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... .   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.   ...

Leaving Finland, Finland, Finland travel blog

Leaving Finland

A travel blog entry by col.caf

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Just here for ...

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 ...

A day to remember, Ivalo, Finland travel blog

A day to remember

A travel blog entry by tanglia

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Yesterday started very exiting with a fierce wind blowing over the road we had to take to the North-cape. The road itself was very icy and going up, so getting to the top was a real challenge. We were the first to go and the first part was going okay. A ...

Sukuloimassa, Raahe, Finland travel blog

Sukuloimassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

Janin perhe ystävällisesti majoitti kodittomat kulkijat, kiitokset siitä! Ja tulihan siinä saunattua ja päivitettyä kuulumisia ...

Day 20 - Rome - Helsinki - Hong Kong, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Day 20 - Rome - Helsinki - Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by bss-tour-2013

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... area of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state. Helsinki is Finland's major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe's major cities. Approximately ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jollyskiem

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Frank and I walked miles today and it was extremely pleasant. Another beautiful day for strolling around a foreign city. We headed out this morning and caught the tram from the station square (just near our apartment) down to the ferry terminal. ...

Land of the midnight sun, Posio, Finland travel blog

Land of the midnight sun

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... " 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

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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

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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 ...

Sunday bloody Sunday, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Sunday bloody Sunday

A travel blog entry by gordonandsarah

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In a bid to get to St Petersburg before our Interrail tickets run out we headed south through Sweden into Finland. After a night in a random industrial town in northern Sweden (where we did at least find a sports bar to watch the first England game of ...

Kohti etelää, Kajaani, Finland travel blog

Kohti etelää

A travel blog entry by pihla

Suomussalmelta matka jatkui pitstopilla Kajaanissa. Marke sai viettää kanssamme huonounisimman yön ikinä, kiitos kärsivällisyydestä! Koska otetaan ...

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