Travel Blogs from Finland

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Hanging out round  Kokkola, Kokkola, Finland travel blog

Hanging out round Kokkola

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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Arriving back in Finland from Copenhagen on Friday we met Andrew in Helsinki and then took a 5 hour train trip to Kokkola on the west coast to begin our two weeks of visiting relatives many of whom live in Pohjanmaa. This is the area to the mid north and ...

Picture Perfect Naantali & Narvi, Naantali , Finland travel blog

Picture Perfect Naantali & Narvi

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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After Liisa & I  dashed  back to pick up our two sleeping beauties we drove to a beautiful seaside location which is also home to  Moomiland - home of the much loved Moomi characters in Finnish childrens stories.  Neither Ashley ...

It's Getting Even Colder, Akaslompolo, Finland travel blog

It's Getting Even Colder

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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With the temperature dropping and David having a sore ankle, it was an easy choice to have a lazy day before moving on to our next destination. We ventured out briefly to take Nena for a walk - being minus 10c, going as far as the lake was long ...

BEHIND THE CURVE, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

BEHIND THE CURVE

A travel blog entry by ohiolair

BEHIND THE CURVE Thursday, July 24, 2008 Ok, Ok, I have been having too much fun to keep up with the blog, but you will get to see and hear about all of our adventures, I promise.  I will be uploading the rest of Helsinki later today, and ...

Tom of Finland, where are you??!!!!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Tom of Finland, where are you??!!!!

A travel blog entry by ohiolair

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... we are in the town square and walking over to the tourist information office.  And what do I see, but Tom of Finland sailors, only they're not Tom of Finlandesque.  No grand physiques and monumental qualities, but they have the uniform.  ...

The Start of the Trip South, Levi, Finland travel blog

The Start of the Trip South

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

The last 2 days have just been a mixture of snowboarding, eating, saunas  and watching the final games of ice hockey in the Sochi Winter Olympics.  The temperature has been getting warmer but the wind stronger, so overall it doesn't feel much ...

Yay! Back in Helsinki!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Yay! Back in Helsinki!

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Temp. -7°C So happy I'm back! Perfect way to end the trip, unfortunately it is nearly finished :( WOW! WHAT A TREAT! My last hotel for the trip is by far the ultimate best! It's so plush I want to move in here permanently. The photos will ...

ill salami, Ilsalmi, Finland travel blog

ill salami

A travel blog entry by beautiful_freak

Where in the hell in Ilsalmi??? Your guess is as good as mine. We went to this small town in central Finland as an idea to get to the World Wife Carrying Championships. This town is the closet town to where it happens. Apparently there are no buses on ...

Walking On Water, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Walking On Water

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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Since arriving in Finland, there had been a lot of indulgence, eating and drinking, but very little exercise so time to make amends.  Having a dog, Nena, to walk made it easier to leave the house, especially when the weather was not so great. ...

A Day in the Snow, Sieppijärvi, Finland travel blog

A Day in the Snow

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... to clear the snow from the steps, the paths, the driveway and the garage roof.  Yep, even the garage roof. Roofs in Finland are generally built stronger to cope with the weight of snow in the winter but there are limits and when it gets over knee ...

The Love Bus, Jyväskylä, Finland travel blog

The Love Bus

A travel blog entry by liamharte

... and as such there was a little bit of confusion as to why breakfast was being served so late. Today we continued south through Finland and, as it was a long driving day, we took part in an interesting activity on the bus where we were randomly given the ...

Northern Lights, Venejärvi, Finland travel blog

Northern Lights

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

The forecasted rain was coming down as snow but with the continued unseasonal 'high' temperature it wasn't replacing what had melted over the last 24 hours. We were heading back to Venejärvi today to pick up stuff we had left there and start the packing ...

I'm probably getting a lump of coal for this, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

I'm probably getting a lump of coal for this

A travel blog entry by beautiful_freak

This is the furthest north that I have ever been in my life!!! So, we arrived in Rovaniemi in the early morning hours to as usual, bright sunshine. We stored our bags for the day and set out into the world to try and figure out how to get to the ...

Taste of Finnish hospitality, Rautalampi, Finland travel blog

Taste of Finnish hospitality

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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A four hour train journey from Jarvenpaa to Suonenjoki  took us through the Finnish countryside past farming communities, lakes and forests. We went to visit  a retired  cousin and his wife who  picked us up from the train and we ...

Happy New Year!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Sorry family that I've been super slack with my blogging but it had been a crazy busy week with many very late nights. Promise to update properly soon. xxx Pretty lazy day spent mainly in bed. I know that sounds bad but I seriously needed to recover. ...

Castle, lakes and more lakes, Sulkava, Finland travel blog

Castle, lakes and more lakes

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... not to be. Not long after Rina came in for the night a very destructive electrical storm had worked its way across southern Finland including the district in which we were camped. I have never felt thunder send vibrations through the ground as during this ...

Tankari, Kokkola, Finland travel blog

Tankari

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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Sunday  we took a ferry to  nearby Tankari Island with cousin Elsi.  This island has a long sealing history and was a base for fisherman during the season. So much history and really enjoyed the walk around this island  covered in a ...

Stupid moment No.3, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.3

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Went to Stockmann today to buy a tripod for the camera. Garry's great suggestion so I can take successful photos of Northern Lights. The store was packed & I had just bought CDs & a memory card without the need for assistance. Finding a tripod would be ...

Ryttylä, Ryttylä , Finland travel blog

Ryttylä

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... home of a Mission College and some years later became what it is today.  For me personally it was very interesting to see where many of the overseas mission workers are trained and I'm surprised at the number that Finland has for its small size. ...

Historic city of Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

Historic city of Turku

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Very cold wind blowing today which made it difficult to walk around for long amounts of time. Alleluia for hot coffee, although not as good as home because it's a but weak. Being Boxing Day many things were closed so I really only walked around and ...

Sfeervolle Sneeuw, Turku, Finland travel blog

Sfeervolle Sneeuw

A travel blog entry by opzoeknaardekou

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goede rustige overvaart van stockholm naar turku. fijn geregeld in dit land, kom je aan om 7 uur kan je toch al je hotelkamer in. en de hele dag donker is niet zo, dat moeten we dan maar in het noorden ondervinden. het maritiem museum is groot en heeft ...

Cross country skiing.   Caroline, Karesuvanto, Finland travel blog

Cross country skiing. Caroline

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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So I've discovered I am no better at cross skiing than down hill ...

Snowmobiling.    Caroline, Karesuvanto, Finland travel blog

Snowmobiling. Caroline

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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Well I wasn't sure whether to go onto the back of Tim 's snowmobile or try to ride one myself. I managed to sort out ( thanks Jeff ) to get my drivers license e mailed over and therefore it seemed meant to be. I have never driven a moped or motorbike ...

My day in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

My day in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by bloomie

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... the city - we will miss it as we leave on a plane at 16:50. I got a new badge today too - it is a reindeer sign with Finland on it - it is pretty.  I got to see reindeer skins too - they sell them here like they sell sheep skins at home - daddy C ...

I've arrived, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

I've arrived

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Finally arrived in beautiful white Helsinki. Flew with Finnair, excellent airline with new aeroplane, very swish, & service brilliant. Arrived at 3.30pm to -10°c & heavy snowfall. Very cool in both meanings of the word. Took the easy option of a taxi to ...

Sausages on an Open Fire, Venejärvi, Finland travel blog

Sausages on an Open Fire

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... continue into the next. We decided to break the schedule and go snow shoeing in the forest for a bit of exercise.  In Finland, they have 'Kotas' all over the forest.  They are like little huts with open fireplaces and some will have benches for ...

Turku, Finland, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku, Finland

A travel blog entry by tigereye

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So glad I stopped in this university city.  Experienced my first real sauna - even got to lulya.  Also learned and got to play a game of Finnish baseball!  What a great game.  Oh yeah, also went to the hospital for my stomach - we'll ...

Goodbye Helsinki, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Goodbye Helsinki

A travel blog entry by sonia72

... Melbourne feel a little cooler, I'm really not missing the heat waves) Caught an early train from Helsinki to Oulu which is central Finland. Sad to say goodbye to Helsinki because I'm feeling very at home here. Glad I return for the last 2 days of my ...

Perfect camping!, Punkaharju, Finland travel blog

Perfect camping!

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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We took side roads to Imatra from Lapeenranta through the country side and followed the Saimaa Canal for a short distance. At one section after the canal we came across a huge gas complex in the middle of farming country and soon after were very close to ...

Round trip in Finland - Tampere, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Round trip in Finland - Tampere

A travel blog entry by carita

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Tampere was founded around Tammerkoski river in 1775 by Gustav III of Sweden. It is the third largest city in Finland with around 200 000 inhabitants, making it the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. Tampere is a lively student city and ...

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