Travel to Finland – Episode 130

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Helsinki Finland

The Amateur Traveler talks to Melissa about her current home Finland. Hear about saunas, summer cottages, mid-Summer celebrations, Helsinki, Turku, and day-tripping to Tallinn. 


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Show Notes

Visit Finland (Official Finland Tourism site)
Virtual Finland
Helsinki (WikiTravel)
Finno-Ugric languages
Alvar Aalto – Finish architect
Suomenlinna – fortress in Helsinki
Tallinn, Estonia
National Art Gallery
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Omena Hotels – budget hotel in Helsinki
Unicafe Ylioppilasaukio – student restaurant in Helsinki
Turku Finland
Best Places to Visit in Finland


Dinner in the Sky
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Don’t Threaten to “Kill the Crew”

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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

3 Responses to “Travel to Finland – Episode 130”



It’s always interesting to hear foreigners’ perspectives on Finland. This was a very interesting episode and also served the purpose of introducing me to The Amatuer Traveler Podcast in general. Thanks!

One small correction to what Melissa said. She seemed to pronounce the Finnish word for the Midsummer Festival as “Johannes” whereas it should be “Juhannus”.



thanks for the clarification

Petri Lopia


Just like PSilvo said it’s always really interesting to hear what people from other countries think about Finland (and I don’t now mean typical “think what they think about us now” kind of way).
It’s funny to notice that things what I have never even noticed so much are somehow interested to somebody from other country =)

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