Finland, here I come!

Due to some work commitments I have not been able to fix my travel dates until yesterday when I finally purchased tickets to visit Finland! Next Monday I fly the Finnish national carrier Finnair to Tampere (in the southern center part of Finland) via Helsinki, from where I will drive to the summer house with my parents. The summer house, the Finnish equivalent of paradise, here I come (am permitted to say paradise, because temperatures are supposed to climb close to 30C next week!).Finnish summer house I am very much looking forward to spending time at my family’s summer house by a lake, because this is where some of my best memories come from. Pike spotting in the willows, watching dragonflies land on the lake, breathing the century-old forest after the rain, heating the sauna, swimming in the lake, water skiing, picnic on one of the lake’s many islands, etc.

To get a glimpse of this place, see previous posts from last summer:

Finland, Land of the Midnight Sun
Summer holidays in Finland
Sauna Time
A typical Finnish meal after sauna
Fishing at midnight
Our beautiful lake has turned into a monster!
Finnish fish tajine (part 2)
Very easy tartiflette
The Wind in the Willows (kaislikossa suhisee)
A must-try at the Finnish summer house!

And a post about the Finnish Midsummer I wrote some weeks ago (includes beautiful photos!):

The Midsummer Weekend in Finland

PS It is difficult these days to figure out airlines’ logic! To my surprise, it was cheaper for me to purchase Paris-Helsinki-Tampere and Helsinki-Paris, than to buy a Paris-Helsinki-Paris. Curious. Until now I have mainly used SAS when I need to fly to cities other than Helsinki in Finland, but it seems Finnair does have some pretty good deals, too.

31 thoughts on “Finland, here I come!

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    1. Miia Post author

      Thanks a lot 🙂
      Unfortunately I am packing and leaving the summer house in few minutes 😦
      Will post more from Paris!! (or Helsinki if I have time)

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      1. Miia Post author

        Yes, good bye for now… It is always sad but c’est la vie…

        You are right, Paris is great too! Soon it will be August, which is a nice month because many locals are away and the city is empty and quiet (less cars, pollution). We like staying there in Aug, and prefer going away again in September.

        And you, what are the summer plans? I will check your blog when I am back in Paris 🙂

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    1. Miia Post author

      I may have to wait until next year to return 😦
      Well, I could return in autumn but it is not the same thing. I appreciate Finland when it is sunny and warm, and I do not miss harsh winds with sleet 😉

      You know this week the weather continues even hotter. It is unbelievable. It is hotter in Finland than in Cuba the news said! (I know, this is my new obsession, but I would have so liked to experience this heat wave)

      How often do you go back home?

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      1. Packing my Suitcase

        Really??? that hot?? Ohh wow I didnt know it was that much this year! Here in Germany is cooler than last year so far.

        I go once a year to Brazil, but this year I cant make it… the tickets are too expensive…in January I will be there again, its my sister’s graduation party and then in October again for my best friend’s wedding 😀

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      2. Miia Post author

        That’s is nice to go in Jan and again in Oct!

        Yeah it is very exceptional in Finland to be that hot and for such a long time. It has been one month now.

        Paris has been rainy and a bit weird too. I want the sun and the heat 🙂

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      3. Packing my Suitcase

        Yeahh…since this year I didnt go next year I will make up for it 😀

        The weather is very crazy around the world! Here in Germany has been raining too, and then gets hot again! 🙂

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      4. Miia Post author

        It is like 20C and raining now… And 32C in Finland! It is killing me!!! (don’t worry, it cannot last much longer, so I will soon stop complaining 😉 )

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