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Thirteen installations of Lux Helsinki let the light loose

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Thirteen installations of Lux Helsinki let the light loose

Thirteen installations of Lux Helsinki let the light loose The city event Lux Helsinki invites residents and visitors to enjoy brilliant light installations during the darkest time of the year. Thirteen impressive and surprising light installations will light up a route stretching from the Olympic Stadium to Baana via the Amphitheatre at the Finnish National Opera, Hesperia Park, Kansalaistori and Kiasma. One of the main stages for Lux Helsinki 2013 will be Senate Square, where Helsinki Cathedral will be transformed by a video projection in a...

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Visit a Finnish Home for Culture and Cuisine

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Visit a Finnish Home for Culture and Cuisine

What better way to get under the surface of your travel destination than visiting a typical local household? Cosy Finland is a company specialized in giving travellers a unique Finnish experience in the form of visits to local homes, hosted by your everyday Finns. Program features: Cosy Finnish Evening: A visit to a Finnish home and a Cosy Home Dinner with the hosts – a chance for visitors to learn about the Finnish way of life through a simple and relaxed evening with locals. The dinner includes a salad or an appetizer, a main course and a...

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Finland’s Slow Food Festival

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Finland’s Slow Food Festival

Local producers, upscale restaurateurs and food aficionados from all walks of life get together at Slow Food Festival in the village of Fiskars October 1st – 2nd 2011. Only an hour’s journey from the Finnish capital Helsinki, up to 10 000 are expected to attend this year’s fresh food fest! First class fairly produced food can be tasted and experienced in numerous forms at Slow Food Festival. The eco-gastronomic market features products from organic farmers of sheep, beef and pork, as well as fishermen, food artisans and restaurateurs....

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Helsinki’s New Concert Hall

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Helsinki’s New Concert Hall

The opening of Helsinki Music Centre on August 31, 2011 will be an historic event in Finland, a nation largely defined by strengths in classical music. The new concert hall in the nation’s capital is slated to alter the music landscape of the city and the country, and it is poised to raise the status of Helsinki as a classical music capital. The concert hall will focus and expand the classical music offering in the city, and it will enable increasingly high artistic standards. The concert hall has already increased interest in classical music...

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Crayfish Season in Finland

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THE ANNUAL CRAYFISH PARTY IS THE CULINARY HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR FOR MANY FINNS. ANY UNNECESSARY SNOBBERY IS ABANDONED AS THE CRAYFISH ARE ENJOYED WITH BARE HANDS AND BY SUCKING AND SLURPING THE DELICIOUS MEAT FROM OUT OF THE RED SHELLS. ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL CRAYFISH PARTY ARE A MERRY MOOD AND SCHNAPPS SONGS. Why Crayfish and When Are the Parties? The tradition of arranging a party dedicated to feasting on boiled crayfish originates from Swedish and Russian high society, who at the beginning of the 20th century indulged in the...

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Finland Happenings – June 2009

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Visit Helsinki Launches a Gay-Friendly Network The City of Helsinki Tourist & Convention Bureau has launched a network for gay-friendly companies which offer services for gay-, lesbian-, bisexual- and transvestite travelers. The Tourist & Convention Bureau offers the service of the network to international travel organizers, companies and travel agencies whose customer base consists mainly or partly of GLBT customers. Companies providing accommodation, transport, and event services currently include LSS Long Special Services,...

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Travel Europe, Music and Festivals in Finland

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This update come to In The Know Traveler the Visit Finland (their tourism board). -ed- Along with the “white nights” of the Finnish Summer come unique and exciting summer festivals. The following are just a few highlights of many: Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, 10 June—14 June 2009 This 24-year-old festival founded by directors Aki and Mika Kaurismäki brings leading Finnish and international directors and their works to the everlasting sunshine of the Lapland summer. www.msfilmfestival.fi Seurasaari Midsummer Bonfires, Helsinki, 19...

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Finland Dollar Stretchers

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Helsinki Offers Myriad Dollar Stretching Options for Visitors With the Euro up and the Dollar down travelers of all styles will find a bounty of free and inexpensive things to see and do in Finland’s exciting capital this summer. Summer fun includes free concerts, city cards good for discounts and free rides on trams and trolleys, roving tourist helpers and free bike rentals. These perks and more await the five million tourists expected to visit the capital between May and September when the average midday temperature is 72 degrees, the...

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Finland (video podcast)

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Finland is the last Scandinavian country I have yet to visit. Fortunately, we have Eileen who caught up with Joe Walkosky of Visit Finland at the Los Angeles Adventures in Travel Expo to get some tidbits of about the country I still need to explore. It looks great! Remember, like all our videos you need quicktime 7.0 or better for viewing. This video will also be on iTunes and soon to be on YouTube. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the video For more on Finland at ITKT Back to the ITKT Home...

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Crusing Northern Europe

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Expedition-style Cruises through the Gulf Of Bothnia, Exploring above the Arctic Circle, Including Lapland and Remote Islands, then Visiting the Cultural Capitals of Tallinn and St. Petersburg, Roundtrip From Helsinki. Maiden Voyage, July14, 2008. PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Elegant Cruises & Tours, Inc., a niche cruise line specializing in culturally enriching travel to Europe is introducing a new itinerary for the M.S. Andrea in 2008, exploring the Gulf of Bothnia, from above the Arctic Circle and the lands of the “midnight sun” to the...

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Adventure in an Igloo

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LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2007—If you have ever fantasized about being an Eskimo, you can make that dream a reality with Nordique Tours’ Night in an Igloo package to Finland. It is available from December 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008. This is a spectacular way to view the aurora borealis while being almost 200 miles north of the Artic Circle. A dog sled luncheon excursion and a reindeer sleigh ride sipping coffee is all part of the fun activities offered in addition to the one night stay in an igloo and another three nights in a log cabin at...

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“Explorations” to the Norwegian Fjords

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New York, NY, April 2007 — Two new tours, the six-day “St. Petersburg Express” and seven-day “Scandinavian Capitals,” have been added to Norwegian Coastal Voyage’s new “Explorations” program of short vacations. Whether combined with a cruise along the fjord-indented west coast of Norway or booked separately, these six two- to seven-day itineraries give visitors an array of choices: Norway’s spectacular Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord; the indigenous Sami culture and wilderness of Lapland above the Arctic...

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Renovations and Openings in Finland

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New York, NY, October 2006 — A flurry of openings, renovations and commendations mark the hotel scene in Finland. From upscale properties in Helsinki to airport, business, budget hotels and tourism complexes, new offerings are in the works throughout the country. Coming Soon – Opening in spring 2007, the Hotel GLO, part of the the Palace Kämp Hotel Group is a lifestyle hotel located next to the Kämp Galleria in the heart of Helsinki, offering European style, 144 spacious rooms, and two restaurants. For business travelers, the...

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Icelandair New Destination for 2007

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Icelandair Increases Flights And Announces New Destinations For 2007 Columbia, MD, October 12, 2006 – Icelandair will begin service to Bergen, Norway, with 3 flights a week and to Gothenburg, Sweden, with 2 flights a week and offer 4 flights a week from Halifax, Canada, starting spring 2007. Icelandair will also increase the number of flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Helsinki and include new afternoon flights from Boston and New York-JFK. “We are celebrating our 70th anniversary next year and part of that celebration is...

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Meeting the Finnish

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Here is a fun one. Cosy Finland has got a large number of ordinary families in their books who are interested in hosting dinners / lunches / coffee breaks for foreign visitors. Contact Cosy Finland direct to discuss your clients’ requirements and wishes. A new product for Summer 2006 is ‘Cosy Ladies’ Evening’ which as the name suggests is aimed at women of all ages and gives them a chance to meet Finnish women for an evening of dinner and chat. www.cosyfinland.com For more on Finland at...

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