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November 13, 2015

When I came to Finland for the first time in 1997 I travelled around a lot. I bounced from one end of the country to the other a few times that summer. One of my relatives gave me a road map of Finland, which I have (not always so) diligently highlighted to keep track of the places I have been. It has gotten a little dusty and I needed to update it a little more because of all the new places I have been to in the last couple years (Koli, the southwest archipelago, Pyhätunturi, Ruka).

North

Finland North

Finland South

I also have a bucket list of places I would like to go in Finland, which includes one over the border in northern Norway. Maybe I’ll have to write a future entry about my Nordic bucket list because I am so totally game to explore the north. I’d also like to travel around Finland by boat, but since we don’t have one and we only sail with our friends once a year, we’ll have to wait on that.

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A lot of the places I want to visit are in Lapland and you should be able to find more information about them here on the National Parks website.

What’s on your Finland bucket list?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. anonymous permalink
    November 16, 2015 1:04 am

    There are cruises on Saimaa and Päijänne and probably along the coast as well, which you can also use for travel, I think.
    Kayaking could be the way to go if you actually want to see places and spend some serious time doing it. Of course the area you’d be seeing would be relatively small, but kayaks are small enough that you could take them with you to start your tours.

    • November 16, 2015 12:55 pm

      Actually, I should have mentioned that lake cruises are also on my bucket list. I could have done Päijänne back in 1997, but missed out on that opportunity.

  2. November 30, 2015 11:54 pm

    I would like to visit Lapland in both winter and summer though I hear mosquitoes there in summer are as big as small birds, but we will see.

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