Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

Cittaslow, Kristinestad, Finland travel blog

Cittaslow

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... 't and we decided to return the following day. We visited the obligatory supermarket and this one had an alcomart next to it: Finland has a system similar to Sweden where only alcomarts can sell drink stronger than 4.7% so we bought some wine to last ...

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 ...

When plans work out, Åminne, Finland travel blog

When plans work out

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... of excitement  and anticipation at the thought of another ferry crossing and the opportunity to find out more about Finland. A short ride of about 25K took us to the port at Holmsund and again there was a very relaxed feel to the ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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