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I stayed for the first time in 1975 in this beautiful village near the lake Pielinen. In 1976 I spent three months in Vuonislahti. The people were very friendly, the nature too. In later times between 1979 and 1990 I visited Vuonislahti with groups, mostly young people, and showed them village, people, and nature. We …
Lieksa, a Finnish town with a population of only about twelve thousand inhabitants, has experienced a small tourism boom in the last few years, thanks for the movie "Lieksa!" from 2007, which was directed by Markku Pölönen. Lieksa has a lot to offer to not only the fans of the movie, but also to those interested in …
Turku is the oldest city in Finland and was the capitol until 1812, when they moved the capitol to Helsinki. The city is easily reachable by bus, plane, train, or ferry. Turku is home for about 175,000 people. Although not as significantly influential as it used to be, Turku is a still a regional capitol and an …
Vuonislahti is a small village in the region of North Karelia in Eastern Finland. Administratively it belongs to the town of Lieksa, but the locals still identify themselves as the inhabitants of Vuonislahti. Vuonislahti is located on the eastern shore of the beautiful Lake Pielinen, opposite to the Koli National Park …
Porvoo (Borgå in Swedish) is a lively, small town some fifty kilometers east of Helsinki, Finland. Its location and charm of the medieval cobblestone roads and wooden houses dating back to the nineteenth century make this second-oldest Finnish town (after Turku) a very popular day trip. Porvoo can be easily reached …
Kaustinen, also known as Kaustby to the locals, is a small municipality in Finland located in the province of Vaasa (an integrated province of Sweden ) and the southern part of Ostrobothnia County, which existed from the late eighteenth century until its abolishment in the late twentieth century. Kaustinen boasts a …
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is also one of the main points of entry to the country (Tampere and Turku are the others). It is home to the University of Helsinki (the biggest university in Finland) and the Sibelius Academy (the only musical university in Finland and one of the biggest in …
Rovaniemi, situated in Finland, is the capital of Lapland (which is the northern part of Finland), and has a population of approximately 60,000 people. Having a really long history (first proven settlements in the stone age), Rovaniemi is a very important center of commerce in the otherwise very scarcely populated …
Jyvaskyla, situated in Western Finland, is the capital of the county of Middle Finland. With just under 130,000 people, Jyvaskyla (or Jyväskylä, as written with scandics) is both a university city and a major place for commerce and employment in Middle Finland. With a very long history (first signs of agriculture over …
Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, Finland. Situated near Näsijärvi (Lake Nasi), There are currently a few Tampere hostels for you to choose from. Tampere is the biggest inland city in all of Scandinavia and the third biggest city in Finland. In the 21st century, Tampere has consistently been #1 in the polls when asking …
Kuopio is often considered the gateway of Lakeland of Finland. It is surrounded by picturesque lakes and mountains. You can stay at a Kuopio hostel and experience the Finnish culture -- be it the lakes, skiing, or world's biggest steam sauna. Any visit to Kuopio is not complete without a visit to the beautiful Puijo …
Lappeenranta, Finland, sits on the banks of Lake Saimaa; it's a region full of waterways, perfect for day cruises and relaxing rowboat excursions. Lappeenranta also hosts a giant sandcastle built every summer by dozens of Finnish and international sand artists. The town is quiet otherwise, a pleasant place to spend a …