Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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