Sokos Hotel Flamingo
Tasetie 8, Vantaa, 01510, Finland
More about Vantaa
Me playing an invisible drum
Veininmylly coffee house entrance
Peaceful...I'd love to be one of the house owners
Steak and fries
Travel Tips for Vantaa
Nice little maraton in Vantaa is held annually in early october. Temperature in this time of year is usually ~+10°C
Total amount of participants about 800 (~100 runners on full distance).
Course is about average, not so hilly and not totally flat.
Every finisher get a souvenier medal.
Also 1/2 and 1/4 distances.
Web-site also in english Running shoes, shorts, t-shirt
The fourth largest town in Finland
City of Vantaa was founded as late as 1974 but, however, they celebrated their 650th anniversary in 2001. The area was inhabited already about 7000 years ago, so who can say which anniversary they should really be celebrating? This town doesn't have one main center but rather it's a number of villages scattered around quite a vast area (see this map link http://kartta.vantaa.fi/). The town council is situated at Tikkurila. In addition, the main villages include Myyrmaki, Korso, Koivuhaka, Martinlaakso and Varisto to name a few. Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport is also within the city limits. There are about 190 000 inhabitants at Vantaa, which makes it the fourth largest town in Finland.
I have made separate pages dedicated to Tikkurila for I think it is more logical to handle this village as an entity.
Vantaa - the Baron's city of residence
"Vantaa in the fall"
Everyone who visits Finland does it in the summer. I like the fall. The colours, the people silently preparing for the winter, the odd snowfall that reminds you of the greatness of nature, drinking red wine again after the long summer...
"Vantaa in the winter"
The winter is the longest season in Vantaa. And we even have a real one! Darkness, peace, but also nightlife and gatherings with your friends. Weird and fascinating for an Italian.