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We are thinking about hiring a car for a few days during the summer to drive about southern Finland.
The major companies are pretty expensive even this far in advance. Any suggestions of less expensive local companies?
Mi brother and I will spend two days in Rovaniemi and we would like to ask you for some advice regarding activities to do over there. There seems to be a lot of offering from agencies but most is pricy and seems a little too turisty. Do you guys have any good advice for us for more good deals?
We were also thinking about renting snowshoes and go for a hike. Are there nice places (and properly signaled) that we can go departing from Rovaniemi?
Any other hints (must restaurants and so on) would be most welcome!
My wife and I will be in Helsinki for 5 or 6 days in July 2014.
We would like to get out of the city for a few days and will hire a car.
I would appreciate any suggestions for our itinerary. We very interested in National Parks, historical towns, local culture.
Thanks in anticipation
I will be in Helsinki from 20th December. Could anyone recommend some fun/interesting things to do in or around Helsinki at this time? I've been to Helsinki before during summer so it would be nice to do something different or winter-related.
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I will take the overnight ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki in may. I see the ticket one way with a single cabin is 69 euros on vikingline and around 51 euros on tallink line. I can buy the ticket in advance. My question is, Can I find a better price if I buy in advance and are these two ferry companies a good choice.
I will arrive in Helsinki airport someday next week at 11:30 and expect to take the Tallink ferry to Tallin whose departure is at 13:30. I will then come back 2 days later to Helsinki the same way. I take the plane back 4 days only after arrival. I go to Tallin first, then spend time visiting in Helsinki.
1) I guess I should reserve the ferry through internet before. Can you confirm ?
2) Do I have enough time, leaving from the airport (bus 615), to catch the boat ? I think so but well, more info is allways better :-)
3) Any risk, during that period of the year, of having the boat cancelled due to bad weather ?
Quebec city guy, Gaetan ,now in Norway.
I've got a weird request. But could someone, who can speak Finnish, help me book a taxi from Pello to Rovaniemi?
I've been calling this taxi number +358 16 515 555 several times but none of them who picked up the phone could understand me.
If possible, please help me book a taxi on the 28 December 2013 at 2PM (local time). Its for 2 pax under the name Chang.
Please do help ask the cost of the trip and also where is the taxi centre address in Pello.
Really really appreciate this.
We would like to learn skiing this December (mid-end Dec). We are going with our 5y.o. son. We never tried skiing live in hot country.
Would anybody recommend us a good place to go (children friendly, with a good ski school available also for children).
Also how is the temperature in mid-end Dec? And where is it the best place to buy warm clothing (we really don't have anything suitable for such weather) :-) I guess that the equipment could be rented in the resort
Any suggestions would be much appreciated
I tried searching for driving times online, but I couldn't find anything, so I'm trying my luck here. Any people here knows how long does it take to drive from Oravi to Koli National Park? I'll be travelling in early December. Is this doable in the day? I understand that daylight hours will be limited. Are there any forms of road lighting on this route when it gets dark after the sun sets early in the day?
A colleague and I will have 48 hours in Helsinki this weekend before our meetings next week to relax/sight-see/explore. I am just looking for suggestions for things to do in and around Helsinki, and particularly interesting eateries. Thanks!
Planning on travelling to northern Finland in February, and our main aim is to find some pristine snow laden forest scenery for some photography, and a bit of a wilderness experience (rather than the santa villages like Rovaniemi). Northern lights of course would be a bonus, but not the main aim.
Once we've found our picture perfect scene, if we could stay in small cosy cabin type accommodation away from the bright lights, that would be ideal.
We'd also like to spend the night out, perhaps in an iglu that we've bulit ourselves (rather than the pre-constructed tourist ones) with some help from a guide/local, or maybe just a remote wilderness hut somewhere we can just be out enjoying nature and the landscape.
Any thoughts on where we should go? Are the Inari/Ivalo areas our best bet?
Wanted to know if the Hietalahden kauppahalli market (http://www.hietalahdenkauppahalli.fi/en/yhteystiedot/) be opened on 1 Jan and 2 Jan?
Are there any other interesting markets that will be open on that day?
Understand that many places are closed on both dates.
I'm looking for a supermarket, hypermarket or superstore to buy food for 12 days in Rovaniemi. If the store is located not to far from the axe road Rovaniemi - Airport, it would be a must.
Many thanks for your tips.
I'm looking at options for spending new years overseas and was wondering if anyone has experience of Helsinki? I'll be there solo so any recommendations for where to go on NYE or friendly hostels that organise something?
Hi, I m a Bangladeshi traveler, recently moved in Tampere for living. As I m new in this city, I want to meet the travelers community here. So raise ur voice if u are a traveler, backpacker, trekker,mountaineer, climber, or any kind of adventure lover. What about a get together event for having some beer or coffee and sharing our thoughts , above all, be united for the trails !!
If you are interested,plz discuss it here, or if you have any community already, plz share it here. So that we'll be able to know each other.
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