Travel Blogs from Finland

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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

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             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 ...

Kaskinen, Kaskinen, Finland travel blog

Kaskinen

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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Through the night the weather had been extremely wild with a ferocious wind and several times I woke up and felt so glad that we weren’t in the tent. We planned to start the day with a little walk around Kaskinen, little did we know that this walk ...

FinScot Celebration, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

FinScot Celebration

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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The boat arrived in port in the early morning and rather than get the train back to Turku immediately we decided to spend a couple of hours in Helsinki. We were told that it would be interesting to walk down to the market at ...

Winters end, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Winters end

A travel blog entry by fullcycle

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... 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

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... 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

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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! ...

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 ...

Goodbye to new friends, Raisio, Finland travel blog

Goodbye to new friends

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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We were looking forward to getting back on our bikes and heading closer towards seeing our family but it was with mixed emotions as we felt a little sad leaving Mika and Pipsa. Although we had only met them a short time before, it felt like we had known ...

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 ...

Back under canvas, Merikarvia, Finland travel blog

Back under canvas

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... nbsp;with occasional opportunities to glance through the forest to the coast beyond We have been spoiling ourselves since arriving in Finland, getting huts each night rather than camping. This has been partially due to the colder than expected weather and ...

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 ...

Kristinestad, Kristinestad, Finland travel blog

Kristinestad

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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We enjoy waking up on the days when we know we haven't got to go through the rigmarole of packing and this was one of those days when we had a slow breakfast before setting off back to the town armed with laptop to complete blog, emails etc. We chose to ...

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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