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Aland Islands | Go Finland

Aland Islands | Go Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Well known for its picturesque beauty, Finland always attracts thousands of people, especially those who are in love with “island vacation.” Many people might think there are basically two places to explore in Finland, Lapland and capital Helsinki, while Finland is never limited to those two places. It goes beyond them — Aland Islands. 
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Surfbirds News: Criticism of Finland’s Spring Hunting of Common Eider

Surfbirds News: Criticism of Finland’s Spring Hunting of Common Eider | Finland | Scoop.it
The population of common eider Somateria mollissima in the Baltic Sea has dramatically declined over the last decades. Nevertheless, the local government of Åland, an autonomous group of islands belonging to Finland, has re-opened spring hunting of common eiders as of 1st of May. The BirdLife Partners in Denmark, Sweden and Finland protest against spring hunting and call for the EU to take action to protect this vulnerable population.
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Our pick of the world's top beaches for discovering in 2011 | Beach Tomato

Our pick of the world's top beaches for discovering in 2011 | Beach Tomato | Finland | Scoop.it
Kökar Beach, Åland Islands, Finland

Blink and you’ll miss them. Hopping on the ferry from Finland to Stockholm, the 6000 Åland Islands barely rise above the water. Hardly heard of beyond the Baltic, follow in our footsteps and camp down near the beach at Kökar – it feels like you’ve been transported back to Viking times.
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Feeling disconnected, Åland students turn to Sweden

Feeling disconnected, Åland students turn to Sweden | Finland | Scoop.it
President Tarja Halonen wants to stem the flow of Åland teens moving to Sweden
for higher education. Finns' worsening Swedish-language skills may be to
blame for the trend, according the president.
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World’s oldest bubbly gets Russian owner

World’s oldest bubbly gets Russian owner | Finland | Scoop.it
Julia Sherstyuk, the owner of a luxury Russian restaurant in Singapore, outbid all others at the auction for two bottles of champagne found in a 19th century shipwreck near the Finnish province of Åland last summer.
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Aland Islands - Finnish Sweden

Aland Islands - Finnish Sweden | Finland | Scoop.it
The Aland Islands are called "the Pearl of Scandinavia" - cause the Aland Archipelago consist of 6500 islands at the entry to Gulf of Bothnia on the south-west of Finland , "state within a state" cause the Aland Islands is the smallest region of...
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