Travel Blogs from Finland

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Oud en nieuw op een station midden in Finland, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Oud en nieuw op een station midden in Finland

A travel blog entry by opzoeknaardekou

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Best gezellig in de sneeuw bij -12C Finnen vieren oud en nieuw in de sauna en ze gieten gesmolten tin in water om het komend jaar te kunnen voorspellen aan de hand van de gestolde vormen. Een bootje betekent bijvooreeld dat je v veel gaat reizen. Bij ...

Has Spring Come Early, Akaslompolo, Finland travel blog

Has Spring Come Early

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... recently and by this morning it reached it. By the time sun came up around 10am, the mercury was going through the roof. Finland is a bit different when they talk about temperature, they use the word 'plus' when it's warmer than freezing...so today it ...

The Road Trip North Begins, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

The Road Trip North Begins

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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The snowflakes being buffeted in the light wind of daybreak looked very picturesque but it was not ideal for driving. Ten centimeters of snow had fallen through the night and all the cars in the carpark looked the same with their white cloaks on. After ...

First Helldone concert, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

First Helldone concert

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Helldone is the festival that HIM headline from 28-31 December. It's held in a club called Tavistia which has being a music venue since the 1940s. Fortunately my hotel is literally 5mins away, all I have to do is walk around the corner. Super handy ...

Aulanko, Toijala, Finland travel blog

Aulanko

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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Another day out with Tero & Matias found us at Aulanko which was established between 1883-1910 by  Colonel Hugo Standertskjöld, who made his money by manufacturing arms in Russia. He created an English style garden with  ponds, pavilions ...

Long Weekend in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Long Weekend in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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For the first time in weeks we had set an alarm for the morning, we needed to be awake unreasonably early to get to the airport for 6:30am.  The first flight of the day out of Kemi would take us to Helsinki for a weekend of catching up with with ...

Swedish influence......, Vähäkyrö, Finland travel blog

Swedish influence......

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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On Sunday Antti came from Vahakyrö to pick me up from Sauli & Anneli's where I had spent a really lovely few days. Antti is a 2nd cousin to my dad and has had a lot of contact with my dad and myself in recent times so it was good to meet him. Spent ...

Rain, drunks, buskers, and a fortress., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Rain, drunks, buskers, and a fortress.

A travel blog entry by sunburntcurt

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... or whatever it is. We’re in Old Town (totally shocking, I know) which is on an island. We arrived this morning from Finland on an overnight ferry. We had a good time in Finland. On the afternoon we arrived we parked ourselves at a corner cafe and ...

Rina's Driving!, Lapeenranta, Finland travel blog

Rina's Driving!

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... east to the Russian border and then north slightly and possibly end up doing a big circle here in the south east of Finland. We took the motorway to Lapeenranta with a few detours and Katrina had a great time driving the really wide carriageways  ...

The reindeer (Nicky), Karesuvanto, Finland travel blog

The reindeer (Nicky)

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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At one o'clock we went to visit the reindeer with another six people. We got in the van and sat comfortably in the mega heated seats by ourselves because the other six went in the other van. We sped along the icy road for about ten minutes before ...

The huskies (Nicky), Karesuvanto, Finland travel blog

The huskies (Nicky)

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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Today we got up at a normal time, put on normal clothes, (if clothes that you wear in the Arctic circle are normal!) and went to eat a normal breakfast. All was normal. And it was about to turn in to fun. After having only four bowls of Rice Crispies, we ...

Hangin' out, Toijala, Finland travel blog

Hangin' out

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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We had some better weather while we were here.... Matias indicated that he ordered good weather for us which it was. We were able to go on walks without getting wet or being too cold. I thoroughly enjoyed our time here catching up with Tero, lots of ...

Watching my step in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Watching my step in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Must admit had a bit of a sleep in today. It's not really light until 9-9.30am so it's quite tempting to take it easy. Especially when I'm staying in a plush hotel with delicious breakfast & all the mod cons. Eventually got outside around 12pm & ...

relaxed, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

relaxed

A travel blog entry by kati

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It is a thing that we noticed when we first walked into Finland. And it's been going around with us for 3 weeks now. And it hasn't changed a bit. So, I imagine there has to be really something about it. What am I talking about, you'd probably like to ...

Helsinki Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki Finland

A travel blog entry by brandontrustee

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Today was a short call in Helsinki. We took a hop on hop off tour of the city and visited the Temppeliaukio Church, built into the rocks and covered with a spun copper done. We also visited the Sibelius park, a monument to the composer if many Finish ...

Helldone concert No.4  NEW YEARS EVE!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helldone concert No.4 NEW YEARS EVE!

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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'Joy and Sorrow' about tonight's show.  Joy obviously, because I couldn't think of a bit way to spend New Years Eve!  Sorrow because it's the last concert, and maybe the last time I see them play if they don't return to Australia. Tonight I ...

tired, Jyvaskyla, Finland travel blog

tired

A travel blog entry by kati

and then it came. it usually comes on this sort of traveling, with me always. this time, it was Masa who started. we were sitting at Ranua wildlife park (1,25 hrs south from Rovaniemi), our bus just passed by, we had to wait there for 2 hours and do ...

Is it called Turku of Abo?, Turku, Finland travel blog

Is it called Turku of Abo?

A travel blog entry by beautiful_freak

So, after getting to the ferry station in Stockholm, we caught the first morning ferry to Turku in Finland. Apparently the city has two names and we asked for Turku and then realized that since we were still in Sweden we had to ask for Abo. Silly ...

Finnish summer ... farewell, Järvenpää, Finland travel blog

Finnish summer ... farewell

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... in commemoration of 70 years since the Winter War, November 1939 to March 1940, a 105 day battle against an attack on Finland by Russia. I was particularly moved by the fact that it is the only nation in the world to have attempted to return every fallen ...

Waking up in Lapland, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Waking up in Lapland

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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It came as a bit of a surprise but we slept through until 6:30am, perhaps the jet lag will hit in a day or two. It was still dark but a little warmer than last night, only minus seven today. Some porridge and strong 'kahvi' (coffee) got the day off to a ...

First HIM concert, Turku, Finland travel blog

First HIM concert

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Amazing show, their first in nearly 2 & 1/2 years, and my first. Venue was a dark, dingy, smoky club/bar called Klubi. Very intimate crowd of 200, tickets sold out in 5 seconds so I was extremely lucky to be there. It was meant to be a warm up gig for ...

Finland 1994, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland 1994

A travel blog entry by georgia910

My dad took me here when I was younger to visit Santa ...

Leaving Shanghai, Arriving Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Leaving Shanghai, Arriving Helsinki

A travel blog entry by bloomie

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Greetings from Helsinki Well it has been a long day for me and the dads, we spent 10 hours on a plane and extended our day by 5 hours - now to reset the body clocks, this is easy for me as I nap all the time. We got a cab to Shanghai airport - it was ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by tigereye

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Quick boat ride to a nice capital.  Lots to explore.  Learning more about this Luther ...

Christmas every day, Kokkola, Finland travel blog

Christmas every day

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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South of Kokkola we visited a home where every day is Christmas. This lady has opened it for the summer and she has handmade "tonttuja" ( elves) who are traditionally Santa's helpers. Each one is unique and some are for sale (at a price). Each is unique ...

Chilling out with new friends, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Chilling out with new friends

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Temp 0°C Didn't get back to hotel til 3am this morning so another slow start to the day. Leisurely breakfast of organic porridge with cinnamon & sultanas. This is becoming my favourite meal with fresh fruit. Lost interest in eggs & bacon after the ...

Nieuwjaarsduik in de botnische golf, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Nieuwjaarsduik in de botnische golf

A travel blog entry by opzoeknaardekou

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Op 1 januari hoor je toch een nieuwjaarsduik te houden. In Kemi ligt een oude ijsbreker waar touristen op mee mogen varen door het ijs. De Botnische golf vriest in de winter dicht omdat het er koud is maar nog belangrijker het is gewoon zoet water. De ...

Repovesi National Park, Hollola, Finland travel blog

Repovesi National Park

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... we had our last sauna in Finland when we stopped with Pekka & family again, returned our hire car Monday morning and took a train back to Jarvenpaa. Time here in Finland is getting short now with only about a week to go........has all been wonderful. ...

Take off trouble, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Take off trouble

A travel blog entry by young-gun

After arriving in Helsinki, we boarded the plane that would take us to Bangkok. Just as the boarding crew started with the safety demonstration, the whole plane just lost all the power and went black! "This doesen't feel good!, Why doesen't anybody ...

In the good old days......, Jyväskylä, Finland travel blog

In the good old days......

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... who took on the house name "Kovero"  as his family name. In 1915 there were 4500 state owned tenant farms in Finland and a few decades later nearly all of them became independently owned as did this Kovero farm . The son of Matti Kovero  bought ...

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