Sunday, April 29, 2007

Finland (I)

Last Easter holidays I went to Finland to visit my friends Seppo and Cynthia. It was only 4 days and 5 nights but it was pretty intense and we could do many many things.


First, I arrived on Thursday night in Helsinki after working all day at ESTEC and went for a rock concert in some underground pub. That was a quite nice kick off for the trip! Next day we were sightseeing in Helsinki and we managed to visit the hottest tourist spots in the city, ahh, and Seppo's lab in Helsinki University of Technology.



Next day we moved to Oulu, very very close to the Artic Polar Circle, and that started being cold... I really enjoyed being there for 3 days. We went walking on the frozen sea, swimming in a frozen river, sliding downhill using a sledge, cross-country skiing, snowboarding on a frozen lake with a snowbike as propulsion... Ahh, and we also visited an ice castle called LumiLunna where everything was made of ice and went to Sweden half an hour. I only missed auroras on the sky... Sauna at night was other of the nice points of finnish way of life ;-)


Some nice shots now:



A lounge in LumiLunna used as a restaurant. Notice that the walls and even the table and stolls are made of ice!




This is the frozen see with an island on the right. If there is something cool in Finland that is landscapes!

More photos in the future ;-)

3 comments:

tONI said...

" we managed to visit the hottest tourist spots in the city, ahh, and Seppo's lab in Helsinki University of Technology. "

... me lo apunto para cuando vaya a Helsinki, como sitios a visita.. :P

Alvaro said...

Jeje....

la verdad es que he sido bastante explicito XP

La verdad es que no me acuerdo de los nombres... pq todos estaban en finlandes... digamos que visite una iglesia redonda, una iglesia roja, una iglesia blanca y varios edificios grandes de cuyo nombre y color no me acuerdo... XD

Wild Runner said...

¿Estuviste media hora en Suecia? Joer, sí que andabais con la agenda apretada.

Por cierto, ¿no montaste en el barco del amor ese que va de Helsinki a Estocolmo? Marcos se va a sentir muy decepcionado :P

La foto del hielo está muy guapa.