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Hi

I will be visiting Finland at end of April for a week, flying in and out of Helsinki.

I recognise it is between seasons and would be grateful for suggestions on what can be done at this time.

I am interested in islands, people, Helsinki, old towns, traditional buildings & culture and their development. Not particularly interested in churches or museums of artifacts.

Budget is not strict for this trip. I can travel by plane, ferry, hire car or bike, where practical but prefer not to…

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Hi,

Need your help. Could anybody recommend a place; be it an area, i.e. north, or particular city, that offers the opportunity to do outdoor swimming (beginners!)combined with a sauna and also kayaking (beginners!). I'd prefer somewhere northern, if possible, and am planning to go in autumn. I have seen various such activities in Tampere and Turku, for example, but was wondering if one particular place or geographical area would cater for this. i.e. where am I best going as my visit will be…

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Hello,

I am planning a very long trip starting from Copenhagen to Norway then heading to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, down until Poland and Germany.

I have allocated 9 days for the following cities Helsinki-Tallinn-Riga-Vilnius. I was wondering how you would allocate the trips. My plan is as follows:

-From Stockholm, take an early morning flight to Helsinki. Stay the arrival day and next day in Helsinki.
-Third day morning, take an early ferry to Tallinn. Stay the day and the next day.
-Fifth…

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Hello everyone,

Just wondering if I could give a tip on where to go and where to get tips on what places are worth seeing and where would be nice to spend an evening in Helsinki?

So, this might be useful for people who are into music - new Finnish service called LiveFinland.
It shares information about upcoming concerts and useful facts about music tourism to Finland, posts articles about Finnish music and popular culture. It also gives every day tips on concerts in Helsinki worth seeing…

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Two of us (husband and wife) are planning to cycle from Southern Finland, on the border with Russia, through Viborg and St Petersburg, to Estonia, entering the latter through Narva. We are aware of the necessity of getting a visa to enter Russia and the need to get a letter of invitation to do this. We would welcome comments, advice and tips on any aspect of the journey. We have read, actually in a the Lonely Planet guide to the Baltic States on going by car from Finland to St Petersburg that…

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Alright, so I'm flying to Oulu, Finland this summer. I'll have a layover in Helsinki for 9 hours, and before that, I'll have a layover in Düsseldorf for around16 hours. As a new traveler I'm not sure what to expect. Do I book a hostel/hotel for the night? Am I allowed to leave the airport? Is this just basically a free vacation to these other destinations??? Very confused.

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The SIX Ones: Finland

This is Jeff – I’m a professor from Texas. I’ve been living in a dumpster/skip for a year. Now I'm coming to Finland in late May/early June and one thing I always try to do is get educated on the local scene, the people and the places and the food and drink before arriving: what I call 'the SIX ones'.

  1. What’s the ONE thing to LISTEN TO that won’t leave your head?
    (song, tune, artist, genre)...
    You know those songs that won’t leave your head? You just keep humming or…

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Hi,

I am going to both places and cannot find any kind of accommodation that is affordable.
I'm not fussy; Bed& Breakfast, Hotels etc. , at this stage I'd consider anything.

Can anybody help?

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Campervan

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had ever rented a camper van to explore Finland.
If so, do you have any recommendations as what company to use and not use. We are looking at something reliable for two people but that is not too luxurious. An older camper van would be good.

Thanks in advance
Aymeric

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Hi guys,

I am traveling to Finland and when I travel, I like to get an authentic experience. So, I also want to get in touch with the locals. I would like to know what your way of getting in touch with the locals is or what do you think is the best way?

I have seen offers where you can dine with Finnish families. Would you pay for that experience? Do you think it is still authentic?

Thank you so much for your answers.

Cheers,
Dayanand