Driving in Finland22 Dec 2015

Driving in Finland

During the week we spent in Finland we rented a car not only to arrive from Helsinki, but also to drive around the lake region and make some excursions. The cabins are pretty isolated; in fact ours was 1 km from the main path, which is 8 km from the road. I assure you, we traveled many kilometres and experimented well how the feel of driving in Finland is.

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Punkaharju Isthmus21 Dec 2015

Punkaharju Isthmus

Punkaharju Isthmus, North of the lake system of Saimaa, is a narrow stretch of land of 7 kms, which is formed by a hill range from the Glacial Age. It’s covered by forests and it’s one of the most known images from the Finnish lake region. It divides Puruvesi and Pihlajavesi lakes and offers excellent views and places to make a picnic or to swim.

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Savonlinna Castle18 Dec 2015

Savonlinna Castle

We made an excursion to Olavinlinna, the castle of Savonlinna, which is the most northerly in the world stone medieval fortress that states still in place. It’s build over a little granite island, in the enormous network of lakes in the region of Saimaa. It was founded in 1475 by a Danish knight with the purpose of reject the enemy attacks from the East. Through centuries the fortress changed hands several times between the Swedish

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Route of the Three Mountain Passes20 Apr 2015

Route of the Three Mountain Passes

The Route of the Three Mountain Passes is a circular itinerary of 130 km that crosses by car the alpine region of Berner Oberland, across the passes of Susten, Furka and Grimsel. Here you can enjoy panoramic views over mountains of more than 4.000 m. of height, some glaciers, forests, little rivers and lakes. We started the route in Innertkirchen and we went first to Sustenpass, then to Furkapass and finally we finished in Grimselpass.

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Rhone Glacier – Rhonegletscher17 Apr 2015

Rhone Glacier – Rhonegletscher

The Rhone Glacier, and its impressive ice cave, is one of the essential points in the Route of the Three Mountain Passes, which we’ll talk about later. The Rhone Glacier is one of the biggest in the Alps and it’s the main water source of Rhone River, which runs into Leman Lake. The mountain that can be seen above it is the Dammastock, with 3.630 m. of height.

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