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  • HelsinkiOn the final full day, we awoke to realise that as my sister is just 14, she actually needed a letter from our mum stating it was ok to travel by ferry with the company we bought our tickets, as Posted by kmmk17 in Baltic Tour | Aug 22, 2012
  • THE LONG HAUL TO REYKJAVIKLeft home nice and early Sunday morning so that we could relax before spending the next couple of days reaching our first destination, Reykjavik. Our first point of call was Singapore where we had a 5 hour layover, having been left Posted by crisanddavid in NORDIC EXPERIENCE | Jun 20, 2017
  • Going to HEL (Handbasket Optional)I had always known that the software industry uses a ton of acronyms. However, the travel industry's reliance on acronyms absolutely dwarfs the software industry's. And within the travel industry, the most widely-used set of acronyms is the three-l Posted by traveljonez in To HEL and the Baltics | Nov 28, 2015
  • Homeward Bound - Thank Goodness!A 5.30 start was again scheduled – we didn’t go. Good move – bacon was back on the breakfast menu this morning and was still quite hot early on. Temperatures on the vans were -14 this morning and Posted by Foldere in Adventures by Foldere | Apr 16, 2017
  • Putting a Pin in the Map at the Arctic CircleA 5am start was scheduled again, with the promise of seeing grouse. We gave it a miss and had a bit of a lie in. Breakfast was much more sparse at this hotel than the previous one. Posted by Foldere in Adventures by Foldere | Apr 16, 2017
  • Arrival in OuluWe stayed overnight near Heathrow airport to make the 5am start on Saturday morning slightly less painful. We boarded a flight from Heathrow to Helsinki (2 ½ hours) and then another flight (1 hour) to Oulu, a town on Posted by Foldere in Adventures by Foldere | Apr 13, 2017
  • Can this get any worse? Yes - it can!I was still hoping that things might get better as we went further north and into the Kuusamo national park area - a small town close to the Russian border about four hours from Oulu. Although we were told Posted by Foldere in Adventures by Foldere | Apr 15, 2017
  • HELP! I am on the wrong holiday!I could have chosen to stay at home, munched a few Easter eggs, dug the garden or just chilled out - but I thought it would be fun to be a bit more adventurous and take a Naturetrek trip to Posted by Foldere in Adventures by Foldere | Apr 13, 2017
  • Owless OuluOur Finnish guide said very little. I think the word count got up to about 40 in 5 days? The three main words in his limited English vocabulary were “IN”, “OUT” and “EAT”. “IN” could be roughly Posted by Foldere in Adventures by Foldere | Apr 14, 2017
  • Helsinkito be entered [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/886383/large_418helsinki_x_the_girls_dorm_x1x.jpg caption=Helsinki & The Posted by eddakath in After 10 Years Blogging, Travelpods Shut | May 3, 2000
  • Helsinkito be entered Posted by eddakath in After 10 Years Blogging, Travelpods Shut | May 16, 2000
  • Venice to HelsinkiMaija and I left the group today and are heading to Helsinki. Everyone seems to be going in various directions. Paul is going home on the same flight as Bryan, Cindy, Rick, Deb, Mike and Diane. The Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Jun 19, 2016
  • Markets, churches and good food in HelsinkiGot packed up, had breakfast at the hotel, then walked up 4 doors to our apartment and met the owner, Karyn. Hauled our luggage up to the third floor (no elevator) but the apartment is very roomy with one Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Jun 20, 2016
  • A walk around the lake in HelsinkiIt was cloudy when we started out and then again, the sun came out! Can't believe our luck on this trip. Today we walked over 28,000 steps and 19 kilometres. We decided to find the bus terminal and Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Jun 21, 2016
  • PorvooWell, we had another bad weather forecast (as we have had for the last 3 weeks) and here is another sunny day. We caught the 10:08 bus to Porvoo and had a relaxing 50 minute drive, enjoying the scenery, Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Jun 22, 2016
  • Last day in HelsinkiA cloudy and cool day for our last day in Helsinki, so I guess it is time to go home. Also, Paul exchanged our new Jeep this week which we had purchased only a month ago so I Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Jun 23, 2016
  • Homeward boundMaija and I were both awake at 2:30AM so no need for our alarms. The taxi arrived ahead of time so we were off at 3:50. It was very foggy but even so, it was very light out. Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Jun 24, 2016
  • Cruise to HelsinkiIn the moening we headed off to the Vasamuseet. It.s a giant boat the capsizedoff the coast of Sweden 300 years ago. They found it in the bay and nowhave preserved it in a giant museum. Everything you ever wanted Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Oct 19, 2010
  • A real live saunaWe arrived in the morning to the most awesome city I have ever seen. Other people describe Helsinki as a mini St. Petersburg and I agree. There are sweeping broad avenues and huge public squares. The Russian influence is everywhere. Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Oct 20, 2010
  • Slow day in HelsinkiToday we didnt have much planned before training it up to Rovaniemi. We visited th Lutheran cathedral and the square was full of giant bears of every nationality. Dad didnt like the Canadianone predictably. There was a small market where I Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Oct 21, 2010
  • Santa.s village and reindeer meatWe woke up in Rovaniemi and went to Santa.s village. Some guy got a brilliant idea that people would trek to the arctic circle if he plunked a bunch of christmas themed stores down in the middle of nowhere. It Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Oct 22, 2010
  • Calling in on SantaSUNDAY Started the day with a guided tour of Rovaniemi. Our first thoughts were that it is a rather dull city architecturally, but hearing the history gives a new perspective. in 1944, with the Russian army just over the horizon, the Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | Jun 4, 2017
  • Into LaplandFRIDAY Saying farewell to Helsinki we set off again, heading north. It was a long drive, through forestry country with occasional small farms, and Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | Jun 3, 2017
  • Lapland: Finland: Winter Wonderland with Northern Lights Lapland, Finland is absolutely one of the most stunning places we have ever visited. Ruby had to be dragged kicking and screaming on our last day heading back to the airport. It is truly a winter wonderland with so Posted by Tony.Ruby in Ruby and Tony - Around the World | May 20, 2017
  • The silly seasonSo to Helsinki we went for (what we thought would be) a guaranteed white christmas!! Exciting! We arrived on the 23rd and were quickly advised to stock up on food and drinks as evr Posted by stomich in Can Kiwis Fly? | Jan 2, 2017
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