Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

Finnish Wandering, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finnish Wandering

A travel blog entry by mickq1

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There are some things about scandanavian 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 ...

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 ...

Sukuloimassa, Toholampi, Finland travel blog

Sukuloimassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

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Käytiin kylpemässä ja yöpymässä kiitokset ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mozzie Attack, Yyteri, Finland travel blog

Mozzie Attack

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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After our beach walk yesterday and having a look at the local maps we were keen to take one of the local hikers trails finishing off with a walk back along the shore line.  We decided to follow the colour coded trail through the woods first, it was ...

Scandinavian Countries and the End of our Cruise, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Scandinavian Countries and the End of our Cruise

A travel blog entry by mdesoto

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The last segment of our cruise took us to the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Denmark before disembarking in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We booked Alla tours at three of the next four stops to better see the cities in just the one day.   ...

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 ...

Train to Helsinki boat to St Petersburg, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Train to Helsinki boat to St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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Mika and Pipsa kindly helped us book the train from Turku to Helsinki and drove us to the train station. We both felt a little strange leaving the bikes as they had been part of our journey since day one but they had been left in good hands and it was ...

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 ...

Biker Family, Raisio, Finland travel blog

Biker Family

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... a few beers and wine as well as a sauna which was great as I had been wanting to do this since we had been in Finland where there had been a sauna in most campsites. One of the highlights of a great night was looking at the photo book and talking about ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rainy Day, Rauma, Finland travel blog

Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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We left Yyteri the same way as we arrived – In the pouring rain – packing the bikes involved continuing our battle with the local mosquito population. We had both picked up a couple of more bites during the night and quickly put all our bike ...

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 ...

Lähdettiin kotoa, Turenki, Finland travel blog

Lähdettiin kotoa

A travel blog entry by pihla

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Tästä se lähtee, nimittäin matka maailmalle. Koti on myyty, tavarat on varastossa, ja autot on pakattu. Mukana muutossa olli auttamassa Salon mummi,kummisedät Antti ja Vesa. Ensimmäinen osoite oli mummilassa ...

The long trip home, Mikkeli, Finland travel blog

The long trip home

A travel blog entry by tanglia

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Yesterday morning we left the dog-farm and started the first part of our trip home. We had a long ride that day and weather wasn't on our side. Roads were very slippery because the temperature was just above zero, but grounds still frozen. And then their ...

Day 8 Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Day 8 Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by blkconnor

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... near the train station. We looked for the Angry Birds museum but couldn't find it. The creators of Angry Birds come from Finland. We noticed lots of Angry Birds merchandise. We then went to the main market square which consisted of lots of stalls selling ...

sunny but lost, Joensuu, Finland travel blog

sunny but lost

A travel blog entry by kati

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... 't wait...partially, that is. because afterwards it'll be time to leave and i'm not really sure I'll do it gladly. i think Finland put a spell on me...i believe there's even a song like that...of course, bittersweet-apocalyptica, feat.vile vallo and lauri ...

Sukuloimassa, Ristijärvi, Finland travel blog

Sukuloimassa

A travel blog entry by pihla

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Ristijärvi ja Raija ottivat vastaan matkalaiset, ja tarjosivat oikein mukavan yönseudun. Kiitokset Raijalle houstaamisesta, lähti nälkä ja ...

top of Europe, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

top of Europe

A travel blog entry by kati

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Now, we've been throughout lots of Finland. I loved it so far; beautiful countryside; magical lakes, lots of green and clear skies. Friendly people and interesting facts. But then nothing; and I mean nothing so far can compare to the white cathedral of ...

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