Travel Blogs from Finland

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Helsinki Day Trip, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki Day Trip

A travel blog entry by amaddocks

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Caught ferry over to Finland for the day! Only takes and hour and a half and then had 8 hours to walk around and check out Helsinki. More European than Tallinn and a bigger city, yet still quite small. They also use the Euro over here unlike Estonia. Got ...

Awe inspiring Arctic Circle, Inari, Finland travel blog

Awe inspiring Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by sonia72

Kemi to Rovaniemi to Inari Temp -10°C to -15°C Started off the day with a two hour train journey to Rovaniemi, the gateway to the Arctic Circle. The train is called Santa Claus Express because Rovaniemi is the official home of Father Christmas. ...

Helsinki Harbour & trendy shopping district, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki Harbour & trendy shopping district

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Did a final walk around parts of Helsinki that I hadn't been too. I have to catch my train in the morning very early so this is my last walk around Helsinki for quite awhile. The main area I walked around was the harbour. Really bizarre to see a harbour ...

finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

finland

A travel blog entry by bfadventure

port ...

Rapola Hillfort, Toijala, Finland travel blog

Rapola Hillfort

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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From Toijala we did a few days of local sight seeing.  The first day was to Rapola near Sääksmäki - a  hillfort dating back to the 13th and 15th centuries. It was partly constructed on a natural hill and was eventually  fortified with ...

There's a what kind of festival????, Koupio, Finland travel blog

There's a what kind of festival????

A travel blog entry by beautiful_freak

... in all we packed up a lot dryer then we did the previous night. Another long walk back to the train station which is no problem now as I seem to be in better shape then ever. next stop is somewhere in Finland, who knows where we will make it to ...

Stupid moment No.4, Kemi, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.4

A travel blog entry by sonia72

After being on these trains constantly the last few days, including a 7 hour trip, I've just realised I can access Free WI-FI internet on the train. DOH! Internet to the last 2 hotels was extremely slow so I couldn't really blog, whereas this one is ...

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 ...

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.  ...

A Day in HEL, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

A Day in HEL

A travel blog entry by kteam

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Our last day in Europe and we are spending it in HEL!! It was the opposite of hot when we arrived though in fact it was one of the dreariest days of our entire trip with fog and cloud so thick we only saw the runway just before touching down. Outside we ...

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 ...

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