Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

Helsinki, my last hurrah, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, my last hurrah

A travel blog entry by nikky6

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The Finns have to be among the most boring people on the face of the planet. But they do have one thing going for them - the lack of night-time in summer. I just missed the so-called "white nights" by a couple of weeks, but during my stay for a few days, ...

Vanha Rauma - Old Rauma, Rauma, Finland travel blog

Vanha Rauma - Old Rauma

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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Every time we talked about Rauma people would jokingly talk about the way these folk speak .......they cut their words short so it makes for difficult understanding. However being slightly short ourselves we probably wouldn't have even noticed but the ...

Jet Lag Kicks In, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Jet Lag Kicks In

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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It's such a great feeling when you wake up thinking you have been asleep for days, your batteries are recharged and you're ready for anything...it's not so great once you realise you have only been asleep for two hours and it's midnight.  Jet lag is ...

Sunny Helsinki by the Sea, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Sunny Helsinki by the Sea

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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Another beautiful day on the Baltic. Up around 9, to blue skies, no wind and pleasant sunshine. No tour today, so we disembarked the boat and set off on foot towards the city centre. Rather than take the direct route, we elected to make the most of the ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by craig560

Day 2 - Helsinki - 06/06/07 Back on my laptop now . . . I'm happy as a pig in MUD . . . . In Helksinki, just after midnight, quite cool now, still light, and I'm in the TV / community room really comfy room with the TV on, a guy from Czech Republic ...

Heslinki, Heslinki, Finland travel blog

Heslinki

A travel blog entry by craig560

... up to the Western Border for the Rhine Adventure catching up with a few friends along there too . . . . The language here in Finland is so not comprehensible - contrasting to French German and Italian, generally I cant make a stab at wot things could ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by craig560

... be with a heavy heart that I leave this camp ground and Helsinki . . . sooo comfortable and such a nice community of portentous people . . . Finland is a wonderful place to tour by bike for a lengthy period - and a month or two could very well be on the ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by mnasega

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Next we visited Helsinki in Finland. ...

Speechless, Kuusamo, Finland travel blog

Speechless

A travel blog entry by kati

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... truly they are something. i will not wonder in the future, if every time i listen to them, this film of green way around Finland will start playing in front of my eyes. here there are so many different shades of green to be found, that i started ...

Raisio Cemetry, Turku, Finland travel blog

Raisio Cemetry

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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Recently I have been to  quite a few churches and cemetries because they are often together. Cemetries have grown around the old churches and they are all so old some dating back to the 14th century like this old church at Raisio. Cousin Liisa and I ...

Nordic Walking, Jyväskylä, Finland travel blog

Nordic Walking

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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We arrived at my cousins and I think we were off for a walk almost  as soon as she arrived home from work. Kerttu wanted to take us on one of her regular walks "to a beautiful place" which crossed a  main highway and then along a dirt road. And ...

Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland travel blog

Joensuu

A travel blog entry by carita

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... in 1848 by the Czar Nikolai I of Russia. Today it is a university town and the biggest city in the North Karelia Region in Finland. The total population of the city is 58 000, including almost 20 000 pupils and students. Joensuu is located close to the ...

Snow, Ice and Water, Akaslompolo, Finland travel blog

Snow, Ice and Water

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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The alarm was set early, well, at least in time to watch dawn turn to day which is about 9am.  The aim was to get a morning snowboarding. In all the haste, we arrived at the ski centre without jackets & money so back home and take two. When we ...

Helsinki Midday, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki Midday

A travel blog entry by planetlars

Bright with a light breeze. Got a good nights sleep after having burnt the midnight oil in Copenhagen. The solid plastic curtains helped keep the light out. I'll explore a little of Helsinki now though I only have three hours till the high speed Allegro ...

Der zehnte Tag: ab nach Norden, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Der zehnte Tag: ab nach Norden

A travel blog entry by die_eberhards

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E.D.:  bald ist es soweit, morgen werden wir den nördlichsten Punkt - den 'Höhepunkt' - unserer Reise erreichen. Ansonsten gibt es da nicht so viel zu erzählen, Finnland ist schön, aber die Strecke ist schon recht langweilig, große, breite und ...

I dreamt of a white Christmas, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

I dreamt of a white Christmas

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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I've been here over 24hrs now & it hasn't stopped snowing once. It's an amazing experience with probably 30-40cms of snow on the ground, and on top of everything. Attempted a walk this morning after breakfast but didn't stay out long as the snow became ...

Reliving the past, Kivijärvi, Finland travel blog

Reliving the past

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... were able to enjoy a coffee together, walk around the area plus a visit to the cemetry and lunch at a local workers restaurant. In Finland many workers eat out at lunch time and have their main meal of the day at midday. It  is inexpensive and ...

Round trip in Finland - back in Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland travel blog

Round trip in Finland - back in Joensuu

A travel blog entry by carita

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Back in Joensuu to work hard with my studies and prepare for four months of Russia. It was getting colder and darker all the time. After Berlin I had to get used to it again. Wasn't always easy. I was freezing most of the time and the darkness was ...

Hell-stinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Hell-stinki

A travel blog entry by beautiful_freak

Another long train ride is done and we are in Helsinki. We nicknamed it Hell-stinki, not because it smelled or was bad but simply because we could. We arrived in Helsinki and quickly found our way to the hostel and some food and some great company in ...

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