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Visiting Finland

Finland thrives on its natural resources: a land of forested grounds and waters dense with fish. During winter’s short days, this Scandinavian country glistens with snow, encouraging kicksledding and ice-hole swimming. Summer ushers in a new landscape of festivals, hiking paths, and waterways. Finland thrives on its natural resources: a land of forested grounds and waters dense with fish. During winter’s short days, this Scandinavian country glistens with snow, encouraging kicksledding and ice-hole swimming. Summer ushers in a new landscape of festivals, hiking paths, and waterways.    Close

Stories and Tips Finland

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The Polar Express

Written by albionvicar on 07 Jan, 2008

Its 06.00am on the Sunday before Christmas and the Easyjet queue is heading back out towards the door of the terminal, for me the good news is I am not on Easyjet, the bad news is that this means climbing over the Easyjet passengers as…Read More


Turku City

Written by Red Mezz on 30 Oct, 2007

My summer in the lake riddled lands of Sweden, Finland and nearby Eastern Europe brought me through five different cities each of which left an inordinately distinct and lasting impression. I've spent enough time in the countries of Europe to know well to expect such…Read More


Tampere City

Written by Red Mezz on 22 Oct, 2007

Though our summer trip through Scandinavia pit stopped through a lot of cities from Stockholm to Tallinn - our main stay was in the smallish city of Tampere in Finland. Though considered one of the biggest and most culturally important cities in Finland and even…Read More


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The Lakes of Juva and central Finland

Written by Red Mezz on 23 May, 2007

Of the many outdoor pursuits that Finland is so well suited to in the summer time, few can be as relaxing and rewarding as fishing its many pristine lakes and rivers. The pastime of fishing in Finland is one that has great historical tradition with…Read More


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A Day Trip to Helsinki

Written by SilentOnlooker on 07 Jul, 2006

June is a great time to visit Helsinki. When the sky is brilliantly clear and the weather is nice, Helsinki makes a stunning backdrop for the Scandinavian lifestyle. Though you can walk most of Helsinki, you might be better off taking one of the trams…Read More


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Shopping with a difference

Written by marif on 20 Dec, 2004

Shopping in Helsinki is like nowhere else. The items for sale inside the city's covered market halls are unique as are the artistic or traditional handicrafts which you can buy from design houses in Unionkatu, Aleksanterinkatu and Pohjoisesplanadi. The first shopping spot that catches your…Read More


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Helsinki

Written by Danner on 21 Jan, 2002

The Finnish capital on the banks of Suomenlahti, Finnish bay. The centre of Finnish everything. It reminds me of Sheffield because it's about the same size and has trams, Sheffield is the only other place I've seen trams,as well as the rundown factories and piles…Read More


No Wonder we Tried to Ransack it!

Written by dangaroo on 13 Jan, 2009

I ended up in Kokkola on a spring evening, during a hitchhiking trip from Vilnius, Lithuania to Nordkapp, Norway and back. Heading out of Helsinki on a crisp morning, my only plan was to head north.. when someone offered to take me to Kokkola, I…Read More


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Bird Man at Kuukkelilampi

Written by chewie on 09 Apr, 2001

If you're in Saariselka and you want to see a true craftsman at work, visit Lintu-Antti, otherwise known as the Bird Man. He has been professionally carving intricate bird ornaments from wood for the past 12 years and studied the craft for 30 years…Read More


Snow Hotels and Glass Igloos

Written by chewie on 08 Apr, 2001

Have you ever felt like sleeping in a room made out of snow? For the more daring, you can stay inside the snow hotels located on the Hotel Kakslauttanen complex. These hotels are basically rooms made entirely of snow and ice. Everything…Read More


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