Latest News for: Helsinki holiday


Dive into Finnish Lakeland: Europe's largest lake district promises luxurious log cabins, sunny swimming beaches ...

The Daily Mail 21 Feb 2023
You will also be in good company on a holiday there ... Finnish Lakeland (pictured) is the largest lake district in Europe ... Best Served offers The Best Of Finnish Lakeland, an eight-night self-drive holiday that starts with a stay in Helsinki, then includes nights in waterside cottages, manor houses, spa hotels and working farms ... .

Is your ideal vacation spot written in the stars? Celebrity astrologer reveals the PERFECT travel ...

The Daily Mail 08 Feb 2023
'Those characteristics show themselves in our astrological signs and have quite a noticeable influence on who we are during our holidays, a time when we are really free to be ourselves,' she said ... Celebrity astrologist Inbaal Honigman helps you out with your next holiday ... Other holiday recommendations were Reykjavik, Helsinki, Stockholm and Adelaide.

Beautiful photos of Christmas markets around the world

Purcell Register 10 Jan 2023
Christmas markets are a quintessential holiday tradition in Europe. Nearly every city, regardless of size, likely has at least one open-air bazaar that pops up sometime between mid-November and early December to sell holiday tchotchkes and treats ... Over 150 bazaar stalls sell handmade holiday decorations and wares, as well as food and wine.

You'll fall head over heels for these heart-stopping LOVE SHACKS, from a charming Welsh cottage ...

The Daily Mail 15 Dec 2022
'The A-frame is an iconic American holiday home, which became the classic representation of leisure in the 1960s ... Redman says that the holiday house, which lies two hours north of Helsinki, offers views of 'serene' Lake Paijanne and Kammiovuori mountain ... The shack is available for holiday rentals.

The Best European Christmas Markets To Visit This Winter

Vogue 02 Dec 2022
Known by holiday devotees as the “capital of Christmas,” Strasbourg is home to the oldest holiday market in France, dating all the way back to 1570 ... (Lapland, to be precise.) This alone makes celebrating the holiday in the capital of Helsinki an exhilarating and celebratory affair. “This is one of the best holiday markets in Europe,” Marchant says.

We must not abandon Russians to Putin’s sphere of influence

The Observer 27 Oct 2022
In Lapland and eastern Finland especially, trade and tourism flourished, thanks to Russian tourists shopping and holidaying. More border crossings were built and a fast train connection between Helsinki and St Petersburg was opened ... The train connection between Helsinki and St Petersburg has been severed and crossing the border is difficult.

EU banned Russian airlines, so Russian tourists drive luxury cars to European holidays instead

Independent online (SA) 25 Aug 2022
AFP reported that Helsinki’s airport has become somewhat of a transit country for Russian tourists who are looking to travel to their holiday destinations following the European Union’s decision to shut its airspace to Russian planes due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.


Economist 18 Aug 2022
Ms Cheney is one of the few outspoken Republican critics of Donald Trump, warning of the damage to democracy from his lies about a “stolen” election ... \nFinland decided to reduce the number of visas it issues to Russians to a tenth of the current total in order to stop Russians using Helsinki airport as a gateway to European holiday spots ... .

Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush of Europe-bound tourists

The Philadelphia Inquirer 17 Aug 2022
The Finnish government agreed on Tuesday to curtail their numbers, after Russian tourists begun using Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport ...

Finland limits tourist visas for Russians

Al Jazeera 16 Aug 2022
Haavisto said the decision had come as an influx of Russian tourists began using Finland and its Helsinki-Vantaa airport as a gateway to European holiday destinations, after Russia lifted pandemic-related border restrictions a month ago.

Estonian visa cancellation has ordinary Russians worried

Yahoo Daily News 16 Aug 2022
"We hope that countries will come up with some solution. Maybe they can agree on something ... Haavisto said the decision had come as an influx of Russian tourists began using Finland and its Helsinki-Vantaa Airport as a gateway towards European holiday destinations, after Russia lifted pandemic-related border restrictions a month ago ... ....

Finland debating stop to tourist visas for Russian citizens

The Guardian 29 Jul 2022
Russians have long crossed their country’s 1,340km- (830-mile) border with Finland to holiday, shop in border stores ...

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