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Helsinki

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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