Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

Go Team Canada!, Haemeenlinna, Finland travel blog

Go Team Canada!

A travel blog entry by eileenj

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... I ended up getting a ticket right in the front row directly opposite the benches and near one of the penalty boxes. Up first was Finland versus Sweden for the bronze medal. The Finnish fans were ready for this game as Finland's big rival in anything but ...

Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki and Veikkola, Finland travel blog

Helsinki, Finland

A travel blog entry by erin_and_paul

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... in various parks around Helsinki just hanging out and soaking up the sun. We have met most of the Rotary exchange students who are in Finland this year and had a great time getting to know a few. Last Friday we went to meet them on an island for a ...

Goodbye to new friends, Raisio, Finland travel blog

Goodbye to new friends

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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We were looking forward to getting back on our bikes and heading closer towards seeing our family but it was with mixed emotions as we felt a little sad leaving Mika and Pipsa. Although we had only met them a short time before, it felt like we had known ...

Arkadia, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Arkadia

A travel blog entry by johnnym

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... huge, but actually it's quite doable in a couple of hours, assuming you're not fascinated by the whole thing. I liked the Finland through the ages bit, even where I went through the ages backwards (bits of the museum lead through to each other when ...

1st Stop, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

1st Stop

A travel blog entry by allie_rtw_2014

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Flew from Heathrow Terminal three to Helsinki to transfer to my flight to Hong Kong - I am so ...

Back under canvas, Merikarvia, Finland travel blog

Back under canvas

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... nbsp;with occasional opportunities to glance through the forest to the coast beyond We have been spoiling ourselves since arriving in Finland, getting huts each night rather than camping. This has been partially due to the colder than expected weather and ...

I've got another confession to make...., Joensuu, Finland travel blog

I've got another confession to make....

A travel blog entry by kati

... . It was a nice week in Joensuu. I believe this is what will remind me of it the most. Maybe this will be one of those memories of Finland that will pop up first, when I'll think of it. This week my 'gods' are red hot chilli peppers. And with a drop of ...

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 ...

Kristinestad, Kristinestad, Finland travel blog

Kristinestad

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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We enjoy waking up on the days when we know we haven't got to go through the rigmarole of packing and this was one of those days when we had a slow breakfast before setting off back to the town armed with laptop to complete blog, emails etc. We chose to ...

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 ...

Ankkarock, Helsinki - Korso, Finland travel blog

Ankkarock

A travel blog entry by kati

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... already. and then in tampere. But nothing could compare to Ankkarock. That was all above all. Perfect ending of travelling in Finland. It started with Apulanta and Mitä kuuluu, went on with Sonata Arktica on Saturday and then wrapped up partially in the ...

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 ...

Exciting Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Exciting Helsinki

A travel blog entry by christian-ro

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On arrival in Helsinki it did not take Christian and I very long to realise that there was not much to do here and that everything was very expensive (especially for me coming from Thailand, just a big mac is 8 dollars) - this belief was reinforced by ...

Sightseeing in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Sightseeing in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by herbguhl

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We knew Helsinki was going to be a rather cool and cloudy 12 degrees in the morning, but we weren't quite prepared for the strong wind when we disembarked. But this is our most northerly port of call on the cruise, at about 60 degrees latitude, same as ...

Tammerfest, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Tammerfest

A travel blog entry by kati

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and we did it...arriving to Tampere this morning, still a bit tired from last night, and not yet used to the midnight sun and constant daylight. when we were walking back from Rockperry, it felt like walking back at 6 in the morning, when the sun is just ...

Finland at last, Vaasa, Finland travel blog

Finland at last

A travel blog entry by kati

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... Niinu's place. she's a member of Hospitality Club (www.hospitalityclub.com) and she told us many new and interesting things about Finland. and i'm starting to like this country more and more. not only the music and the countryside, but also the living. i ...

traces of history, Savonnlinna, Finland travel blog

traces of history

A travel blog entry by kati

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"I think i have just found my favourite place in Finland." i said to my sister, as we approached the fortress of Olavonlinna. And i think there is nothing more to say to this sentence except that at that time i was not sure if that was completely true. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland

A travel blog entry by erin_and_paul

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... in various parks around Helsinki just hanging out and soaking up the sun. We have met most of the Rotary exchange students who are in Finland this year and had a great time getting to know a few. Last Friday we went to meet them on an island for a ...

Mummin luota maailmalle, Salo, Finland travel blog

Mummin luota maailmalle

A travel blog entry by pihla

Salon mummi tarjosi taas majapaikan yli viikonlopun, jotta maanantaina saimme virkeinä ja levänneinä lähteä ...

Suomenlinna Fortress, Finland, Suomenlinna, Finland travel blog

Suomenlinna Fortress, Finland

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... skerries in Helsinki's outer harbor. It was built by the Swedes in the mid-18th century during their era of control of Finland.  The old military buildings now house historical museums and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as one of the most ...

Ho ho ho, Overnight train to Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Ho ho ho

A travel blog entry by touring-taurean

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I've a whole day in Rovaniemi before my train departs this evening to Helsinki. Rovaniemi is famous for one thing......Santa Claus. There are two Santa Clause themed "attractions". The original 1950s Santa Clause Village and the recent upstart, the ...

Interrail-Reise Finnland, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Interrail-Reise Finnland

A travel blog entry by eva.walther2

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So nach einer sehr sehr langen Reise (Darwin-Singapour Flug: 4.5h Aufethalt: 11h Singapur-Dubai Flug: 8h Aufenthalt: 7.5h Dubai-Zürich Flug: 7h Aufenthalt: 7h, merci viu mau Ma fürs verbicho, hät mi zwar fasch drzue bracht mit hei ...

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