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Take a maritime trip to the Espoo archipelago | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

Take a maritime trip to the Espoo archipelago | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

Espoo's archipelago offers recreational sites for the entire family just a short boat trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

HOP ON BOARD FOR A HAPPY RIDE!

Boats offer trips to the recreational islands in the Espoo archipelago, all infused with a genuine maritime atmosphere.

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Postal lifeline for remote Finnish isles - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Society

Postal lifeline for remote Finnish isles - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Society | Finland | Scoop.it

Read our newest story on archipelago postman, who delivers post in all weathers.

“I deliver the post five times weekly all year round,” explains Simberg. “To make this possible in all conditions I need many different kinds of transportation, including a hydrocopter, a snowmobile, an all-terrain-vehicle, a kick-sledge, skis and ice-skates!”

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Island Hopping in The Turku Archipelago

Island Hopping in The Turku Archipelago | Finland | Scoop.it
Summer is the perfect season to visit Finland with its lakeside cottages and peaceful landscapes.
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CAA - Contemporary Art Archipelago

CAA - Contemporary Art Archipelago | Finland | Scoop.it
CAA International contemporary art exhibition in the Turku archipelago during the summer 2011 Part of Turku 2011 - European Capital of Culture.
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Helsinki region: RIB -boat tour in the heart of Helsinki archipelago | Adventure & Incentive

Helsinki region: RIB -boat tour in the heart of Helsinki archipelago | Adventure & Incentive | Finland | Scoop.it
After changing to complete protective clothing and safety gear the bow of the boat will be turned towards the beautiful archipelago.On one of the thousand islands we will go ashore and have a taste of a real Finnish sandwich topped either with cold smoked salmon or reindeer!
This program can be arranged from April – October.
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Island hopping in Finland - BBC Travel

Island hopping in Finland - BBC Travel | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland may be known as “land of a thousand lakes” but it could also be described as “land of tens of thousands of islands”.

Stunning nature and idyllic fishing villages draw travellers who want the peace and beauty of the mosaic-like Turku Archipelago.
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Finland Archipelago Sea pictures from outdoors photos on webshots

Finland Archipelago Sea pictures from outdoors photos on webshots | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland Archipelago Sea pictures published by veikkosu - Finland Archipelago Sea
 
 
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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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Enjoying a day off in the Finnish Archipelago. Peace and quie... on Twitpic

Enjoying a day off in the Finnish Archipelago. Peace and quie... on Twitpic | Finland | Scoop.it
Enjoying a day off in the Finnish Archipelago. Peace and quiet. No negotiations.

Photo by @alexstubb - Finland's Foreign Minister, Alexander Stubb
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Turku & Tallinn 2011: Turku – around the archipelago by bike | Adventure & Incentive

Turku & Tallinn 2011: Turku – around the archipelago by bike | Adventure & Incentive | Finland | Scoop.it
Archipelago Trail is a four day circular self guided cycle tour which follows the Archipelago Ring Road, one of the most popular cycling routes in Finland.

 

You will ride through stunning archipelago sceneries. The islands are connected by numerous bridges and ferries. The peace and tranquility, particularly in the rugged outer islands, is a unique experience. Most of the roads’ surfaces are paved. The profile varies from fairly flat to rolling hills, especially the first day but altogether rather easy.

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Unusual art enriches unique archipelago - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment

Unusual art enriches unique archipelago - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment | Finland | Scoop.it
Among the thousands of beautiful islands that dot the Baltic Sea south of 2011 European Capital of Culture Turku, dozens of thought-provoking art installations have sprung up to form the eclectic Contemporary Art Archipelago exhibition.
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CAA - Contemporary Art Archipelago

Contemporary art archipelago (CAA) exhibition will consist of 20 new site-specific art works and events realised in the Turku archipelago by international and local artists. 18.6-30.9.2011.
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Saaristo.org - The Archipelago is a unique travel destination!

Saaristo.org - The Archipelago is a unique travel destination! | Finland | Scoop.it
Situated in the island area in the south west of Finland. Enjoy the peaceful nature and privacy or engage yourself in many activities. Or perhaps a little of both? The Archipelago Internet Guide will wet your appetite for exploration. Find out about our services, our sights, activities end events for both children and adults, communications, timetables and the unique nature.
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Conformity and Experimentation in Architecture some notes

Conformity and Experimentation in Architecture some notes | Finland | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago I attended my office Spring day at the Dipoli1 building in Otaniemi. It was my first time visiting this slightly less well known Finnish design classic. At the time it was built it was apparently controversial and a ‘brave’ building. I couldn’t really see it form the outside. It has a kind of Elementalism a raw natural aesthetic of rock and tree cover, at least that was my interpretation...
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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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$140m for a bottle of champagne - Sydney Morning Herald

$140m for a bottle of champagne - Sydney Morning Herald | Finland | Scoop.it
Two bottles go on sale today in Mariehamn, capital of Aaland, a Finnish-controlled archipelago of 6500 islands in the Baltic sea, where divers discovered the precious cargo in a previously unknown shipwreck.
"This is truly a historic event," Stephane Baschiera, president of Veuve Clicquot, said.
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Cruise holiday from Stockholm to Helsinki, Finland

http://www.visithelsinki.fi - Enjoy the trip onboard a cruise ship in the beautiful achipelago and see the best sides of two Nordic capitals, Stockholm and Helsinki...
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