Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

Pispalasta löytyi majapaikka, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Pispalasta löytyi majapaikka

A travel blog entry by pihla

Kun Turengin majapaikassa oli keuhkokuumetta liikkeellä, saimme majapaikan Pispalasta Pihlan isotädin perheen luota. Kiitos petistä ja kaikesta ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jen75

... some cheapish flights to Helsinki for a few days away with my workmate Barbara aka Brooklyn Babs and to spend my birthday in Finland. It was freezing cold but we were well prepared. Checked out the church carved out of rock, enjoyed some rye bread and ...

A long cold ride, Surströmming at the artic circle, Sirkka, Finland travel blog

A long cold ride, Surströmming at the artic circle

A travel blog entry by tanglia

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At five a clock this morning the alarm started buzzing, time to get up. We needed an early start to drive two times the distance we planned for a day. Because of the engine switch we decided to skip our stay at the AA-island and spent the night at ...

Aminne, Åminne, Finland travel blog

Aminne

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... 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

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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, ...

To Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

To Helsinki

A travel blog entry by austega

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... ; even so the queues were short.   Our bags came quickly & nobody stopped us so it was a remarkably painless entry into Finland. We'd read about an airport taxi shuttle & we saw the counter for that, booked & were on a mini bus ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jollyskiem

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... to Ullanlinna district and Kaivopuisto park. It's a beautiful, large park overlooking the small islands heading into the Sea of Finland. A very nice place for lunch. We walked back into the port area (Kaartinkaupunki district) - where all the ferries ...

On our way home..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

On our way home...

A travel blog entry by danijon

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After 2.5 months in Europe its time to head south. Well via Finland, Russia, China, South East Asia.... the journey ...

Kaskinen, Kaskinen, Finland travel blog

Kaskinen

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... 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 ...

Sukuloimassa, Toholampi, Finland travel blog

Sukuloimassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

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Käytiin kylpemässä ja yöpymässä kiitokset ...

Yyteri, Yyteri, Finland travel blog

Yyteri

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... 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

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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 ...

Gravel, mud, 26 Celsius in Lapland., Muonio, Finland travel blog

Gravel, mud, 26 Celsius in Lapland.

A travel blog entry by peterkier

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... at low speed. No dent or bruises, and off again. Past through Pallas-ounastunturin Kansallispuisto, the 3rd largest national park in Finland. Camping just north of it :D Tomorrow we go to Stabbursnes and visit Marit before Nordkapp. Weather next 4 days, ...

Finnish Wandering, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finnish Wandering

A travel blog entry by mickq1

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There are some things about Scandinavian countries I had forgotten, and Helsinki is a nice place to be reminded. The door to your hotel room opens outwards, rooms are efficient and functional and hotel breakfasts looks like a summer BBQ with a variety of ...

Start of the cruise...Helsinki!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Start of the cruise...Helsinki!

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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I flew through Frankfurt to get to Helsinki….and let me tell ya, that is one confusing airport. I went through 3 different passport control areas 5 times and I had to go through security twice.  That's more than you go through in the US. I ...

Inställda flyg och korvsoppa, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Inställda flyg och korvsoppa

A travel blog entry by reisevolk

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Sent i den Uppländska natten ankom ett SMS från den finska flaggbäraren Finnair att vår flight 12:55 till Helsinki var inställd samt att vi var ombokade på en tidigare flight som startar 10:00. Avbokning av taxi genomfördes efter erbjudande ...

Ride out to Overmalax, Åminne, Finland travel blog

Ride out to Overmalax

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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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 ...

Lähtö, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Lähtö

A travel blog entry by spanttil

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Lähtö Tolstoilla 17.35. Arin äiti varoitti: "Pitäkää pää selvänä, ettei kolkata!" Samulia kotiin jääminen vitutti, kun lähdettiin, mutta se kätkeytyi innostuneen hymyn taakse. Vastaukseksi Arin huutoon "lähetä rahaa" cabinin ikkunan ...

Day 2 and more in love with snow, Kuhmo, Finland travel blog

Day 2 and more in love with snow

A travel blog entry by ryans_escapade

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What a day, we walked, we tobogganed, we took photos and we searched for Santa. I am truly in awe of this place, the freshness, the tranquility and the whiteness. We are truly in a winter wonderland. It is freezing, today was -12 and it still didn't ...

Tampere to Rauma, Rauma, Finland travel blog

Tampere to Rauma

A travel blog entry by austega

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... the way this museum presented it, what Lenin tried to do, and why, made sense. The second hall was about Lenin's time in Finland. After that museum we went for a bit more of a walk around the centre of the town, including a visit to a supermarket & ...

Välimeri kutsuu, Kaarina, Finland travel blog

Välimeri kutsuu

A travel blog entry by markkupohjola

Tästä alkaa blogi, joka seuraa s/y MInnannan matkaa Paraisten Venekeskuksesta jonnekin välimeren maisemiin. Lähtö tapahtuu 1.6.2013 klo 16.00. Tervetuloa paikan päälle katsomaan. Mukaan lähtee kokonaiset 3 ...

Two & Eight, Merikarvia, Finland travel blog

Two & Eight

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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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 ...

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 ...

Isomummulassa, Suomussalmi, Finland travel blog

Isomummulassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

Liki 9-kymppiset isomummu ja -ukki saivat virikettä päiviinsä, kun Pihla rantautui tervehtimään karavaaninsa kanssa. Kävimme kylpylässäkin, Pihla oli kovin innoissaan veden läpsyttelystä. Vauvauinti on kantanut hedelmää. Sukeltaminenkin ...

Lapsenpiikana, Nokia, Finland travel blog

Lapsenpiikana

A travel blog entry by pihla

Poikettiin Nokialla sukuloimassa, ja oltiin samalla lapsenlikkana, että Antti ja Sanna pääsi käymään teatterissa. Nokialla kului toinenkin yö, nimittäin poikettiin katsomassa Mian porukkaa; kotona oli Eelis ja ...

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 ...

Suomenlinna island, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Suomenlinna island

A travel blog entry by johnnym

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Snore. Snore. Yesterday I had just been thinking how nice it is sleeping in a room with other people, how much less isolating than a hotel room might be. But after such a quiet night the night before I had forgotten how it puts you at the mercy of ...

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 ...

Stop #6, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stop #6

A travel blog entry by kleonard_22

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... to have our first skype with "natives" of a country! Today, 6th and 7th periods spoke with two very sweet teenagers from Finland. This was our first opportunity to hear a different accent and try to overcome a language barrier. While we had a few ...

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