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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

Finnish Dancing With Your Ski Boots On

Written by chewie on 10 Apr, 2001

If you want to see something really unusual before leaving Finland, find out where the local ski town bar is and go there. You'll be in for a real surprise. Aren't you curious? One thing you should know is that Finnish people…Read More


Ice Castle in Kemi

Written by chewie on 10 Apr, 2001

I flew from Helsinki to Kemi, my first stop in Lapland, where Finland's famous ice castle is. It's a small industrial town spotted with wood-paneled buildings (most of the original architecture was destroyed by the Germans during WWII) and where life seems slow enough…Read More


Lorraine

Written by Villadon on 25 Feb, 2005

We landed to blue skies, sunshine, and 1 degree, but by the time we got into the city it had really ‘hotted’ up to 4 degrees - just as well; we brought our thermals, scarves, and gloves. Helsinki is such a pretty city, and…Read More


Florida grrl

Written by Florida grrl on 21 Sep, 2004

My first trip to Finland, also my first trip to Europe, was filled with questions - would I understand street signs? Would I make people mad with my terrible mispronounciations of the Finnish language? Would I be able to find the facilities in an emergency?…Read More


Natural Helsinki

Written by marif on 20 Dec, 2004

If you intend to take your next summer holiday in Helsinki, why don't you do as the Finns do? For a Finn, a relaxing holiday means spending a couple of summer days away from it all beside a lake or the sea having a sauna…Read More


Wood - Lahti's natural construction material

Written by marif on 21 Dec, 2004

To a Finn, the forest is what water is to a fisherman. Being the main source of raw material in Finland, the forest is considered by many to be their daily bread. The woodworking industry started in Lahti in 1869 when the first steam sawmill…Read More


A day out in Lapland

Written by elizabeth melding on 02 Feb, 2004

You depart from your chosen airport and are flown to a magical land called Lapland where nothing else matters except for Father Christmas, reindeer, and snow.…Read More


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Hotel Kakslauttanen

Written by Tim Jim on 05 Jan, 2004

My first impression was 'wow!' The cabins are highly designed, idyllic, massive, and impossibly romantic! The cabins are spaced far enough apart to give you a sense of being in the wilderness, the required level of privacy for a romantic break, and yet they remain…Read More


The Nightlife of Helsinki

Written by Sofia R on 03 Jul, 2003

Ah yes, here we come to the subject dearly loved by young people. Bars, new people, excitement: nightlife! There is really an abundance of different sorts of nightlife in Helsinki, anything from grubby little bars, to big,trendy places. There are places for hippies and popsters,…Read More


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Midnight sun in the Oura Archipelago

Written by DanaNZ on 14 Oct, 2002

Summer is the best time to be in Finland. Days are unbelievably long, the weather's warm and everything is beautiful and green. The archipelagoes surrounding Finland's coast are a great place to wile away a long summer day. The islands in the Baltic are different to…Read More


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