Finland

colin on October 13th, 2015

We spent two nights in Helsinki. Tried to book on the ferry to Tallinn but the net connection had other ideas, so we just rocked up at the port on departure day. No problemo. We had an overnight stop here in Helsinki back in 2007, while enroute to Blighty… so congratulated ourselves in finding the […]

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colin on October 10th, 2015

Tonight’s stop: Turku, Finland

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colin on October 7th, 2015

We thought we’d had our fill of Aurorae, that we weren’t going to get any more, or at least that they wouldn’t reappear as spectacularly again. We’d driven to a little port south of Kemi and parked overnight in a big, but barely used carpark. I don’t know what the port’s main raison d’etre was, […]

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colin on October 7th, 2015

Or, if you prefer, Weihnachtsmann. That’s what the sign said, anyway. Yes, the man in red is there, in person, daily, at his Arctic Circle office between Lake Kelujarvi and Kemi. You can stand in front of the webcam and make yourself look silly for your friends, or you can go see the man himself […]

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colin on October 6th, 2015

We crossed back into Finland and stayed overnight a little to the north of Kemi. We’d seen quite a bit of aurora and saw some again here. Probably better here than any other display we’d seen, but still we were not quite satisfied. We decided that we’d give that really spectacular aurora a final chance […]

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colin on September 25th, 2015

We’re travelling quickly, you might have gathered, as winter is approaching. We don’t want to get caught by bad weather so we keep pushing to get to our goal, North Cape. Interestingly, there’s no shortage of motorhomes up here… there is a plethora (that word again) of them. We continued along the coast and crossed […]

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