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The Finland roadtrip: the final blogpost

On this sunny Sunday afternoon, it’s time to write my last blogpost of the Finland roadtrip. On the last days of this trip, we headed down south. First, we made a stop in picturesque Porvoo, which is the second oldest town in Finland. I really loved the red houses alongside the waterfront and the cobbled …

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Lake district

Ok, first of all: the name “lake district” still sounds odd to me, because if you travel to Finland, you cannot avoid lakes. Wherever you go in the country, you’re bound to come accross a dozen of them. But still, we made our way down into the area that is known as the lake district. …

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Kuusamo

After being attacked by 1 000 0000 mosquitos at Lake Inari, we decided to head a little more back down. As our next destination we chose Kuusamo. This was by far my favourite part of the trip… 🙂 The nature in this area is so lovely, you just have to go yourself to check it …

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Lake Inari

After our two day hike in Urho Kekkonen national park, we decided to lay back at lake Inari for a day or two. This lake is situated about 300 km above the polar circle. Inari is the largest village of Finland. We crossed the village border about half an hour before spotting the first house …

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Urho Kekkonen national park

After a few days resting in Rovaniemi, we decided to head a little further up north. We had our hearts set on a two day hike in Urho Kekkonen national park. This national park is the second biggest of Finland: 2538km². It is home to bears, wolverines, wolves, otters, golden eagles and reindeer. Sometimes you …

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The road to Rovaniemi

In 2005 I made a huge roadtrip to Finland. It’s still one of my favourite trips ever, mostly because I saw so much nature on that trip. Northern Europe is a true wilderness, and often we could drive for a whole day without seeing a single other person on the road. The only disadvantage is …