A Nordic land of sophisto cities like Helsinki, Turku and Tampere but also lakes, islands, Lapps, and the midnight sun. As Monty Python once put it, "Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I quite want to be..."

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Comment by Andrea Spirov on March 7, 2013 at 4:52am

From Helsinki to Turku, we loved Finland!

Comment by Sally Hammond on June 16, 2011 at 1:47am
I am featuring Finland this week on my Food & Travel website ( Come on over and take a look!
Comment by Heather Sunderland on June 1, 2011 at 12:26pm

kuusamo sunrise

After the long, dark winter months in Kuusamo, northern Finland, the bright summer days are real tonic to the soul. And the amount of light we get is incredible. At the end of May it’s already light for 24 hours a day, although the sun does officially set for around two and a half hours.

Kuusamo Finland - Sunrise sunset dawn and dusk times



nRead more: Ruka Kuusamo

Comment by Heather Sunderland on November 9, 2010 at 2:18am
The big freeze has begun in northern Finland, with our lakes already frozen enough to walk over. This is a video I made about the eerie noise the ice makes as it is forming. not what you'd expect at all!
Comment by Velimira Velikova on October 27, 2010 at 3:43am
To reach the best ski resorts in Finland you need to travel above the Arctic Circle into Lapland. Although Finnish resorts are at low altitudes compared with those of the Alps, snow is always guaranteed and conditions are nearly always perfect. Skiing is ideal for beginners and intermediates, although advanced skiers will be challenged by the off-piste opportunities. Finnish "tunturis" offer excellent opportunities for snow sports, and the country’s long periods of frost-weather and clean white snow favors both alpine and cross-country skiing. The first snow usually falls in October and piles up until the end of March - lasting as late as May.
Choose to ski under the stars and Northern lights in mid-winter, or with 20 hours of often sunny daylight in April. Apres ski is something else, with a choice of Reindeer safaris, Husky dog-sled trips or turn up the adrenaline with a snowmobile adventure.

Comment by Tripatini on June 20, 2010 at 4:59pm
This week on the Tripatini blog, check out our post on Helsinki's summertime "pub tram"!
Comment by Louise Plonowski on January 20, 2010 at 12:05pm

Check out this article (great photo's too!) by Chris Kjelgaard/Airlines & Destinations about Helsinki Airport's new Via Spa and Via Lounge.
Comment by EnLinea Media on December 23, 2009 at 12:22pm
This week, Tripatini is featureing Santa Claus' Village in Rovaniemi both in our front-page Spotlight and on our blog; after this week, you can find it in our Spotlights archive.
Comment by EnLinea Media on August 29, 2009 at 11:52am
This week's Go-Lo blog visits South Finland -- specifically, Helsinki, Turku, Porvoo, Naantali, and Fiskars Village.
Comment by David Paul Appell on July 8, 2009 at 11:13am
Just returned from Helsinki and elsewhere in south Finland. What a wonderful, luminous place this is, at least in summer! I'll be writing a blog post or two, and posting pics, stay tuned...



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