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The Ultimate Guide to Rovaniemi

The Ultimate Guide to Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is found in the far northern realms of Finland right on the edge of the Arctic Circle and is best known to the world for being the purported home of Santa Claus. This is the capital of Lapland and most visitors will find themselves travelling to this isolated and sparsely populated corner of Europe to experience the vast natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the unique, if remote culture of the locals. In winter it’s a true wonderland, with blankets of snow, husky sledges roaming across the ice, northern lights in the sky and the local infatuation with Santa Claus and Christmas, everywhere, In summer, it’s a wonderful outdoor destination too, with incredible hiking and the chance to experience the unique midnight sun, when it’s never truly dark. Whatever the season, there’s a lot of great things to do in the heart of Lapland and to help you…
A Guide on Things to do in Oulu

A Guide on Things to do in Oulu

Oulu is the largest city in the sparsely populated northern region of Finland but despite its remote location, it’s fast becoming an alternative Finnish destination to visit. Oulu is known for its long association with Finish technology companies and the city has a huge focus on science and tech that you will keenly feel when traveling here. Combined with the natural attractions in the surrounding region and the unusual festivals held here, this all makes Oulu a rather unique city to travel to. Oulu is one of the largest northerly cities in the world. It’s a great place to visit in summer if you are searching for the fabled Midnight Sun when the sun never sets, while in the darker months of the year you are guaranteed to see the Northern Lights, particularly if you head into the countryside. It’s is a wonderful city to explore and to help you…
Budget Guide for Helsinki

Budget Guide for Helsinki

While Finland is not technically a part of Scandinavia, it feels quite similar to cities like Oslo or Reykjavik. However, budget travel in Helsinki is much easier to do than in true Scandinavian countries. There are plenty of cheap things to do in Helsinki, from walking tours to day trips. In fact, this city is often referred to as  “Europe’s best kept secret”, and after a few days, you’ll start to feel like a local. Navigating public transportation is simple. Helsinki attractions are found all over the city. But most importantly, you’ll never have to wonder what to do in Helsinki because this city is lively, with something always going on. Trust me. After a few days here, you’ll start planning to spend all of your summers in this awesome city. Plan your trip to Finland Need data for your trip to Finland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited…
Reindeer in a winter forest in Finnish Lapland

Why Lapland should be on your bucket list

When thinking of the most remote and mysterious corners of the world, a picture of fairytale Lapland will surely emerge in front of your eyes, and that’s not surprising at all. This Nordic region, despite the apparent loneliness and wilderness, is full of adventures and surprises waiting for you to explore. So in this piece, we are going to assure you why Lapland tours should be a part of every traveler’s must-visit list. Plan your trip to Finland & Norway Need data for your trip to Finland & Norway? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Finland:  Top 8 Things to do in Helsinki Day Trips from Helsinki Where to…
Day Trips from Helsinki

Day Trips from Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, and the location on the Gulf of Finland offers many day trip opportunities. From Helsinki, you can easily travel within Finland and Scandinavia, or even over to Eastern Europe and Russia. We’ve rounded up some of the best day trips from Helsinki for you. Plan your trip to Finland Need data for your trip to Finland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Finland:  Why Lapland should be on your bucket list  Top 8 Things to do in Helsinki Where to stay in Helsinki Budget Guide for Helsinki A Guide on Things to do in Oulu Where to stay in Oulu The Ultimate…
 Top 8 Things to do in Helsinki Finland. Helsinki is known for its stunning gothic architectures, forests, lakes, coastlines, wonderful café culture, cool music scene and a hub for the best culinary delights. Seamlessly blending with rich history and its tradition, Helsinki is considered as one of the best cosmopolitan cities in the world.

 Top 8 Things to do in Helsinki Finland

The capital city of Finland, Helsinki, is the vibrant seaside city, surrounded by more than 300 islands and numerous national parks. Reputed as the Design Capital, Helsinki is known for its stunning gothic architectures, forests, lakes, coastlines, wonderful café culture, cool music scene and a hub for the best culinary delights. Seamlessly blending with rich history and its tradition, Helsinki is considered as one of the best cosmopolitan cities in the world. Known to be a country having the highest number of coffee drinkers in the world, the numerous cafes in the capital are no surprise. Otherwise laidback, the capital city comes alive when it is about the music festivals. The Finns are also known as great party lovers. The unbeatable rock shows to classy cocktail lounges in the weekend nights, Helsinki has much to offer to everyone. The beautiful city of Helsinki can be explored easily on foot or…