Best Places for Backpackers in Finland.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Finland.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Finland.

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Kitty’s Milkshake Bar

It’s the first milkshake bar in Finland. I am in total bliss of euphoric happiness when I found out that they have opened their shop at the market hall, spring time this year. Mike and Saana are the owners of this 50’s vintage-diner themed stall and they are surely 99.9% of the time there at the stall to make you their signature milkshakes. The warm, cheerful greetings and small chats makes you feel like you’re amongst good friends. Happiness is contagious here! The stall boosts of colorful decors of old license plates on one side, a hand-written menu, jars of assorted toppings and fillings all lined up for function and style.

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The Museum

The first thing you’ll see beyond the entrance ticket booth (adult fee is 9€, subject to reductions), is a white wooden bridge taken straight from a fairytale. It is for pedestrians only and it has a couple of gazebos from which to admire the birds and grassland that grows on the shores of the Baltic Sea. On the other side of the bridge, the splendorous Seurasaari Open Air Museum welcomes the visitor with an impressive exhibition of the Finnish architecture over three centuries of history. I know, the idea of spending three hours outdoors in the freezing Scandinavian autumn does not appeal everyone; but a warm coffee or chocolate from any of the cute wooden huts on the trail will take every shiver off your body. The itinerary shows 17th and 18th century farmhouses, summer houses, granaries, wind and watermills and even entire streets of old huts which are 100% real, brought from all corners of Finland to concentrate in this little island a unique architectonic heritage centre. There even is a chapel in Viking style in whose courtyard rest the founders of the museum, the Heikels. Back in 1909, they dreamt of preserving the Finnish inland folklore and diversity by rescuing those buildings from the ruin. They found by chance that this piece of land was unused and decided to transplant (literally) the houses, beam by beam. They turned it into a journey across time and cultures which shows the visitor how life was in the Scandinavian countryside when heaters and phones were unheard of.

Clara Cambra Agustí

Lahti: the ski jump city.

Home to one of the tallest ski jumps in Finland, Lahti is a small town where everyday Finnish life can be really enjoyed. The city has about 103,200 inhabitants and the downtown city area is quite small. Ski jump in the summer.

Anel Lazcano M.

How to Catch Icebreaker or Swimming in Icebreaker Path - Kemi,Finland.

How to Catch Icebreaker or Swimming in Icebreaker Path – Kemi,Finland. One of my favorite way and place at this Earth is calm north or Finnish Lapland – home of Aurora Borealis (Northern Light). Now when I traveled through a lot of countries in different way and crossed a few oceans, I still think with warm in my heart about north trips. First trips when I was student and enjoyed any possibility to see something new around.

MillionWaysAround

Where it is and how to get there:

The Åland-islands are more than 6500 mostly small, little tiny  (or better: bits of pieces of land) islands, but also some which are bigger in size. They are located in the Baltic sea and belong to Finland. But being Finnish does not automatically conclude in the residents speaking Finnish since they speak and use Swedish as their main language. Anyway, it is really easy to communicate in English too. The Islands are reachable by ferries which are operating twice a day from both Sweden (Stockholm) and Finland (Turku) stopping at the harbour in Mariehamn, the capital of Åland. Even though Scandinavia is expensive, the prices for the ferry are (depending on the season) as low as a pair of socks. (When I mean the price of a pair of socks, I mean a pair bought in Scandinavia and not in Asia!). Mariehamn is with approximately 12000 people the place with the highest population on the islands. It seems like their motto “Island of Peace” is the right one chosen here.

Michelle Von Ehr ▪ 21

Helsinki: A Stylish City of Finland

DISCOVER A STYLISH CAPITAL CITY OF FINLAND  

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The Unconventional Winter Walk to the Islands of Helsinki

Helsinki The capital of Finland and its islands at winter time

Aleksei Remizov

Finland-Valkeakoski, where Extreme Sports are a Lifestyle!

I never thought that I would actually end up in Finland one day, but here I am having an exchange semester and having the time of my life. At first, Valkeakoski might seem as not that much fun, it is a rather small town with no actual mall and covered in snow for about half of the year. However, the activities that you could engage in are those of a lifetime, and the beauty is that you can do them every day while you are here, and never get tired of them.

Xhorxhina Bami

Helsinki: the city of moomins

In Finland I had the time of my life. After a 5-hour flight from Romania, this wonderful country proceeded to show me every side of a Nordic region. What puzzled me at first, were the people. Tattooed from head-to-toe, with state-of-the-art hairstyles and with their expensive clothes, they were really impressive works of art. Then, the general wellbeing, the complex yet classy architecture, the apparently national sport-skateboarding. These first impressions created a whole that made me want to explore more, and to find out every detail of this bizarre country. Of course, wandering through the streets of Helnsinki with the aim of enlarging my culture was no easy-job, since I had to search for information and places to see, but I am going to ease your trip by making a short and condensed list of these places, as well as a brief description of each. Here are the most important and most beautiful touristic points to consider: • Uspenski Cathedral • Helsinki Cathedral • Temppeliaukio Church • Market Square • Finnair Skywheel • Natural History Museum • The ice breakers • Keskuspuisto/ Central Park • Design Museum Arabia • Stockmann and Kamppi Shopping Centre • Suomenlinna Island

Anda

How to Catch Icebreaker or Swimming in Icebreaker Path - Kemi,Finland.

How to Catch Icebreaker or Swimming in Icebreaker Path – Kemi,Finland. One of my favorite way and place at this Earth is calm north or Finnish Lapland – home of Aurora Borealis (Northern Light). Now when I traveled through a lot of countries in different way and crossed a few oceans, I still think with warm in my heart about north trips. First trips when I was student and enjoyed any possibility to see something new around.

MillionWaysAround

Lahti: the ski jump city.

Home to one of the tallest ski jumps in Finland, Lahti is a small town where everyday Finnish life can be really enjoyed. The city has about 103,200 inhabitants and the downtown city area is quite small. Ski jump in the summer.

Anel Lazcano M.

Top 14 hostels in Finland.

There are 14 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Finland.

Hotel Anna

Hotel Anna

Hotel Anna is a tranquil and cozy hotel in the very centre of Helsinki. The easy reach of the local sights and services make the hotel a good choice for both business and leisure travellers... There is a good selection of restaurants in the area around the hotel and a lot of trendy pubs and bouti

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Tampere Dream Hostel

Tampere Dream Hostel

Centrally located Tampere Dream Hostel is a neat, tastefully designed hostel run by a young, traveler-minded family. The brand new hostel is a blend of spotless premises, excellent value-for-money and international laid-back atmosphere. The Hoscar award winner hostel offers accommodation varying fro

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The Yard Hostel

The Yard Hostel

THE YARD is a concept hostel in the heart of Helsinki. We are your home away from home, a place were you will always feel welcome and valued. Although The Yard is brand new, our values are traditional: Be welcoming to travellers and treat them the way you would wish to be treated when abroad. You’l

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Laivahostel S/S Bore

Laivahostel S/S Bore

At the hostel there are 120 cabins ensuite(singles, twins, triples and quads). We also have some backpacker cabins with toilets and showers in the corridor. The bed linen, towel and buffet breakfast is included as well as morning sauna in all prices. In the hostel lounge our guests will find TV,

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SweetDream GuestHouse

SweetDream GuestHouse

SweetDream Guesthouse is a comfortable and cozy accommodation which located in the central area of Helsinki. The convenient condition of public transportation is a great advantage. Bus stop, tram and Metro stations are all in 150m away from us. You can easily travel to city center, scenic spots, air

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Hostel Diana Park

Hostel Diana Park

The small and cozy Hostel Diana Park is located right in the center of Helsinki. The hostel is open 24/7 each and every day of the year, so you are welcome at any time. The best location! We are surrounded by little shops and bars that can help you to enjoy your life even better. We only have 15

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Hostel Suomenlinna

Hostel Suomenlinna

We are a unique, historical hostel in an old school building on the islands of Suomenlinna sea fortress -a Unesco world heritage site. Suomenlinna is a village-like neighborhood of 850 inhabitants next to Helsinki's downtown. If you are looking for a more peaceful and idyllic environment to stay, bu

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Eurohostel

Eurohostel

Eurohostel - Close to the centre, easy to come by tram and free morning sauna! Sights, shops and restaurants of the city centre are all within walking distance. Eurohostel is one of the largest all year around open hostels in Scandinavia. The hostel is located in central Helsinki in a unique part

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CheapSleep Helsinki

CheapSleep Helsinki

About CheapSleep Hostel Helsinki: Cheap Sleep is an authentic hostel just opened in 2012. Totally renovated with free wifi to all rooms, you'll find Cheap Sleep Helsinki a great place to get some sleep and meet interesting fellow travelers passing through Helsinki. A large common room is a key

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Academica Summer Hostel

Academica Summer Hostel

Hostel Domus Academica is located in the city center! All rooms with private facilities and with a small kitchenette with refrigerator. Morning sauna is free of charge! ALL ROOMS have a private toilet, shower and kitchenette with a fridge. Kitchen equipment can be borrowed. Bed linen and towels

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Kongressikoti Hotel

Kongressikoti Hotel

Excellent location in the heart of Helsinki with all services nearby, only 5 minute walk from the high street. Kongressikoti Hotel located in the prestigious Kruununhaka district of Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The premises have an excellent array of services and choice of transport ava

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Svino Stugby

Svino Stugby

Svinö Stugby Sea Villas & Lodges offers seaside villas, cottages and camping lodges. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector and a great knowledge of the area, elements that we capitalize to offer the very best stay within our facilities to our guests and travellers. We are located in

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Kuin Kotonaan

Kuin Kotonaan

Kuin Kotonaan offers to the travelers a not expensive accommodation. Living conditions in our cozy guest house are almost as good as the comfort level of the majority of hotels and prices may pleasantly surprise you. We are glad to offer our guests to relax in the sauna anytime. It is only needed to

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