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    On my trip to Finland I only got to stay in Helsinki for a single night with a friend, after that I went to Mänttä-Vippula for 2 weeks before I settled down in Rovaniemi (In Lapland) for 2½ months before moving around some more. Needless to stay I was in Lapland for the majority of my time, even venturing further north to stay with a friend in her dorm for a week then back down to Oulu jut outside of Lapland for the rest of my stay.

    Many Finns haven't even been to Lapland or Rovaniemi, some grew up there and have barely ever left to Helsinki, choosing to venture outside of Lapland just a few miles to Oulu.

    So has anyone else ever been there? I would describe it as the most beautiful part of Finland with the least amount of urban expansion, I would say that it's not as cold as some other southern (and more windy) parts of Finland and that people there are generally more 'care-free'. However unemployment ranges in something like 50%.

    If you haven't been there I would definitely suggest visiting, it's the best place to snowboard and meet people who aren't as 'closed off' as other Finns further south.

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    I live in Lapland In Enontekio
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    Aren't you lucky, I'm next door in Oulu at least Lapland is just a train ride away.


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    I'm going to visit for the first time in my life this coming January and I'm going to get a wonderfully broad taste of Finland. I'm basically going to live in Turku for two weeks, and Oulu for another week. On my way to Oulu I'm going to make a stop in Jyvaskela and while in Oulu I'm going to take a trip to Rovaneimi for a day.

    If I can I'd actually like to visit Inari, or Ivalo, or Nuorgam, or even further north just to see and experience the arctic. I'm not 100% sure what is going to happen in this trip, but I'm very excited to be able to visit Finland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeptinune View Post
    Aren't you lucky, I'm next door in Oulu at least Lapland is just a train ride away.
    Ohh right sweet, ever been to a Oulun Karpat game?
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    I'm not one that follows the hockey I like dancing and such, I barely spend any time supporting anything other than my fiancé and soon-to-be wife. I don't have time to watch the television either, . But I may go to one, one day. Just to get it off the 'to-do' list


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    I spent a few days up at Rovaniemi after Christmas a few years ago, and I have to say it was freezing!!!!!! Much colder that Ostro Bothnia where I usually stay. It was beautiful though and I may visit again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeptinune View Post
    I'm not one that follows the hockey I like dancing and such, I barely spend any time supporting anything other than my fiancé and soon-to-be wife. I don't have time to watch the television either, . But I may go to one, one day. Just to get it off the 'to-do' list
    If you do get the change then go to a game I reckon you would enjoy it. I play ice hockey and I'm looking at one day going the other way and playing it in Australia lol
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    If you do get the change then go to a game I reckon you would enjoy it. I play ice hockey and I'm looking at one day going the other way and playing it in Australia lol
    Ice hockey is of no interest to Australians. We like cricket and beating the crap out of each other in rugby. I don't remember the last time I heard the words 'winter sports' in Aust. It only even snows in 1 place in Australia anyway and everyone hates it there.


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    I'm Australian and I love Ice Hockey and hate cricket! Can't wait to get down to Tampere and see Tappara play. I've seen a few games in Canberra and they were good. Plenty of Finns in the teams over there and it snows in quite a few places in Oz

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