Travel Blogs from Finland

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Crossing the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Crossing the Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria


We've been in Finland for nearly 2 weeks now and whilst we've been tantalisingly close to the Arctic Circle, only 7km away, we hadn't actually crossed it - today would be the day.  We took a short drive to the Santa Claus Village and Post Office, ...

Stupid moment No.1, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.1

A travel blog entry by sonia72


Hotel key card not only opens doors but works the lifts. Took me about 5mins standing alone in an unmoving lift to figure that one out. In my defensive I was severely sleep deprived from extra long flight 30+ ...

Stupid moment No.2, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.2

A travel blog entry by sonia72


First time trying to open hotel room door I couldn't do it no matter how hard I pushed. The key card was giving me a green light but still I couldn't open it. Then my memory flashed back to all those Swedish films I've watched & I remembered that the ...

Breakfast treat, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Breakfast treat

A travel blog entry by sonia72


I had to include this entry because it's just the yummiest food. CINNAMON BUN or in Finnish 'korvapuusti'. Mainly found in the south of the country. It's not buttery like a Danish, it's more like a coffee scroll pastry. Woven through each later is ...

Helsinki and Russian cruise, Helinski, Finland travel blog

Helsinki and Russian cruise

A travel blog entry by c.i.222


In transit to Moscow, I was able to spend one night in Helsinki to enjoy a tour of this Finnish city for a day.  I spent the night at the Scandic Hotel on the northwest side of the city. I mention this first, because this was a time when ...

My last day in my winter wonderland :(, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

My last day in my winter wonderland :(

A travel blog entry by sonia72


Temp. -10°C Eventually got out of the bath this morning at 1am. Totally refreshed, relaxed and exfoliated! My last day and I'm not excited. I'm sorry, I love you all very much but I don't want to come home. Just checked the Melbourne weather ...

More rellies, Seinäjoki, Finland travel blog

More rellies

A travel blog entry by mumnrina


... by the Institute of Migration reflecting the lives of those who have emigrated abroad. A house that had been relocated in Finland held the North American display and on 9th July a canecutters barrack from the Ingham district in North Queensland was ...

Finlandia Fever, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finlandia Fever

A travel blog entry by adamandlara55


We now know Heathrow airport like the back of our hands after spending hours on end wandering around in between buying one coffee at a cafe so that we could sit there for an hour. Flight to Helsinki was called and we were on our way to the gate. As we ...

We're not done 'til we're

We're not done 'til we're "Finnish"

A travel blog entry by janetkerrigan


On March 29, Brad and I continued our Nordic adventures with a weekend away in Helsinki, Finnland. First impressions were like being in a parallel universe – across the world, we got into the cab only to hear Norah Jones on the radio and drove ...

Last party before Russia, Joensuu, Finland travel blog

Last party before Russia

A travel blog entry by carita


Night life in Joensuu isn't exactly vivid. There are four clubs and most of them have the same owner. Well, what can you do.. Last night out before me leaving to Russia for four months. Saying bye bye to Ula and the other girls. Who knows when we will ...

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