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Scandinavia

Norway in a nutshell – what a breathtaking day trip that was!

I can't recommend the 'Norway in a nutshell' day trip enough. If your time in Norway is limited you really should do this trip if you can. We paid about £145 each - well in advance (approximately 1600 Norwegian Krone) for this trip which...
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Helsinki – How to make the most of a two night trip to Finland’s capital city

Back in March 2018, we spent a couple of nights in the capital city of Finland; Helsinki. It's a great place to visit. I'd love to go back as two nights isn't really long enough but in true Team Vanags style, we crammed a hell of a lot into a short...
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Suomenlinna Island – Boat trip

If you find yourself in Helsinki you should really try and take a days boat trip to Suomenlinna Island. The island was built in the mid 18th century as a sea fortress when Finland was part of Sweden. 800 people still live on the island. There's a...
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Vantaa to Lappeenranta (and back again) by train

We'd arranged to have one night in Vantaa (a suburb of Helsinki) as we knew we wouldn't be getting there till after midnight. The next day we had to get the train to Lappeenranta where we were due to stop for a night. The train journey from...
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Lappeenranta

After a one night stop over in a suburb of Helsinki called Vantaa, we headed up to Lappeenranta, a city in South-Eastern Finland. This place is not on the usual European tourist trail but after Helsinki, it's the most visited place in Finland by...
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Scandinavia

Click on the pins on the map above for more information. The Trip We recently spent 12 nights travelling around Scandinavia. We managed to squeeze a lot in; visiting Finland, Sweden and Norway on this whistle-stop tour. Trips like this allow you...
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Review // Downtown Camper hotel in Stockholm (my new favourite hotel)

The Room (517) I really enjoyed sitting here (probably contemplating world domination) drinking a nice coffee and just watching the world go by below me. This was a really nice touch to the room. Not a bad pic by Serena actually. Two...
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Bristol to Helsinki, Finland

Bristol has a fantastic brand spanking airport, in fact it's my favourite airport. I hate having to fly from any other airport in the UK. Especially Heathrow or Gatwick but needs must. We decided to get the coach from Bristol direct to Heathrow...
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