Tag: Finland

Finland fascinates; winter activities thrill

I’ve been to Europe several times, but my recent trip to Finland was the first to a Nordic or Scandinavian country. I have lived most of my life in the Southwest of the U.S. and have little experience with winter activities, however several had been on my bucket list…such as...

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Dinner in an igloo

I'm now in the northern part of Finland, in the Lapland capital of Rovaniemi, which is a community that apparently Santa Claus lives near.  As a matter of fact, the Hotel Santa Claus (where I'm staying) is said to have hosted the jolly man on more than one occasion. This...

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My Nordic adventure starts today…

Today is the day I begin my journey en route to Finland, the first Scandinavian/Nordic country I've ever visited. This will however be my fourth trip to Europe. I will be flying from San Diego nonstop to London where I'll have a short layover. I then board a flight to...

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Winter on Wheels in Finland

This is an exciting announcement...I'm heading to Finland very soon for a "Winter on Wheels" event in Rovaniemi, Finland. I'm going to get an opportunity to hone my snow and ice driving skills with a series of different kind of vehicles, including a Ford Escort rally car, ice karts and...

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