Finland Travel Guide

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Helsinki

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3727,7722,120

Tampere

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572,1073,30

Rovaniemi

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326,681,25

Turku

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500,1150,22

Oulu

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194,347,10

Porvoo

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222,519,4

Espoo

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61,139,14

Kuopio

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108,196,8

Vasa

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46,106,3

Jyväskylä

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41,37,9

Lahti

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132,365,3

Ivalo

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39,87,3

Mariehamn

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34,82,4

Vantaa

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23,59,7

Kajaani

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44,151,5

Rauma

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85,212,6

Pori

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39,58,10

Lappeenranta

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51,117,10

Åland

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72,127,0

Savonlinna

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61,171,5

Hämeenlinna

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20,52,2

Seinäjoki

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17,24,0

Tammisaari

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17,56,0

Imatra

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22,56,4

Kotka

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15,21,3

Joensuu

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23,36,0

Naantali

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25,73,3

Muonio

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13,20,6

Mikkeli

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15,90,6

Vuokatti

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42,71,3

Tuusula

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18,54,1

Kerava

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38,89,0

Varkaus

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12,40,2

Nokia

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45,127,2

Iisalmi

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16,32,2

Kouvola

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30,85,4

Hyvinkää

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7,12,2

Parkano

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16,55,0

Loviisa

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17,82,2

Hamina

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18,38,1

Tornio

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12,18,1

Sipoo

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10,31,0

Lahti

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16,19,3

Inari

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12,36,4

Kittilä

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7,14,1

Kemi

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8,57,7

Hanko

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8,42,0

Vammala

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2,15,0

Sirkka

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13,19,11

Lahti

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16,20,3

Helsinki

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  • Suomenlinna Island & Fortress

    Helsinki Things to Do

    My wee guide book (a Berlitz pocket guide) rates Suomenlinna as the city’s top attraction. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after all. I can see why, although the weather blighted my Sunday morning visit a bit. Autumn equinox. Showery rain. Every time I took my umbrella down it started again. It’s a fortress dating from the 1700s, built on...

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  • Hotel Kamp

    Helsinki Hotels

    Located on Pohjoisesplanadi, in the heart of Helsinki, Hotel Kämp is one of the city's most...

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  • Zetor

    4 out of 5 stars

    Helsinki Restaurants

    Zetor Mannerheimintie 3 -5 We read about this in our guide book and couldn't resist trying it out. It is indeed touristy but fun and gave us a chance to try some Finnish country food. The place decorated with stuffed deer , and cowsmand a tractor or two and lots of farm house gear from long ago . I had the venison with mashed potatoes and a thin...

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Tampere

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  • Pyynikki park & tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tampere Things to Do

    Although not so popular as Nasi park (near Nasijarvi lake) which is always full of tourists we loved Pyynikki park. It’s located next to Lake Pyhajarvi, a lovely peaceful area full of trees that seems to be more popular among locals. It was created in 1830s. People come here for relaxing walks along the numerous paths, jogging etc We went down to...

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  • Scandic Hotel Rosendahl

    Tampere Hotels

    If you value a beautiful and peaceful environment with good outdoor facilities this is a great...

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  • Plevna - Brevery and pub & Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tampere Restaurants

    Whether you like dark or pale lager, stout or wheat beer, all these tasty beers, and many more, can be enjoyed in the historic surroundings of the Plevna Brewery Pub & Restaurant. Plevna was established in 1994, in the old Finlayson cotton mills, and it is the only genuine brewery pub in Tampere, producing a vast selection of beers made on the...

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Rovaniemi

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  • Bus from Rovaniemi to Ranua Zoo

    Rovaniemi Things to Do

    Ranua Zoo is located 80 km away from Rovaniemi and it takes about an hour to get there by bus. The bus we will pick you up at your hotel and after the trip we return you to your place of stay. You can use free Wi-Fi onboard the bus and relax on the journey to Ranua Zoo. You will have 2½ hours for a visit in the Arctic Wildlife Park, during which...

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  • Clarion Hotel Santa Claus

    Rovaniemi Hotels

    The Santa Claus Hotel is the newest, most luxurious and most modern hotels in Rovaniemi. It's a four...

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  • Bus from Rovaniemi to Ranua Zoo

    Rovaniemi Things to Do

    Ranua Zoo is located 80 km away from Rovaniemi and it takes about an hour to get there by bus. The bus we will pick you up at your hotel and after the trip we return you to your place of stay. You can use free Wi-Fi onboard the bus and relax on the journey to Ranua Zoo. You will have 2½ hours for a visit in the Arctic Wildlife Park, during which...

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Turku

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  • The castle - king Gustav II Adolf.

    Turku Things to Do

    In one of the chambers in the castle one can see the former Swedish king Gustav II Adolf (in the form of a very natural doll) laying on lit-de-parade. Behind him there is a face seen - only a face - which is talking to him about the moment when the king was killed in the mist at Lützen in November 1632 during the Thirty Years War (1618 - 48). The...

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  • Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel Turku

    Turku Hotels

    We had never stayed in Radison hotels before, because they are allways more expensive than any other...

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  • How to find the objects.

    Turku Favorites

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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Oulu

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  • Oulus bus traffic

    Oulu Transportation

    To get around Oulu there exists a great bus network. You find the timetable, the prices and theplaces where to buy tickets on the bus companies webpage. See the link below...

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu

    Oulu Hotels

    We made a roadtrip to Oulu, and found out its almost cheapest to accomadate 6 big men in suite, than...

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  • Finnish Ice-Hockey Champion 2007 + 2008

    Oulu Sports & Outdoors

    Like years before Oulu has been Finnish champion in 2007 with its team Oulun Kärpät. In a very close walking distance to inner downtown you can reach the stadion very easy. I think it is a must to watch a game if you have the chance (being there during the season).EDIT: YEAAAH, we managed it in 2008 again!!!! Of course you will need a ticket to...

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Porvoo

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  • One parking option

    Porvoo Transportation

    If you come to Porvoo you will notice that it is not possible to drive everywhere in the old part of town. Easiest is to park your car at the location that I marked on the google maps link below. During high season it might happen that it is already full, but I always found a place to park there.Btw, it is a good place to take pictures of the...

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  • Hotel Haikko Manor

    Porvoo Hotels

    Porvoo is full of history dating back to Medieval times and beyond. The Hotel Haikko Manor, Spa &...

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  • Walking Tour in Old Porvoo

    Porvoo Things to Do

    I recommend to have a walk through the cobble stoned streets of Porvoo. You can follow the route that will open with the link below. That is covering the touristic part. Crossing Mannerheiminkatu will bring you to a newer part, that also covers some sights.

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Espoo

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  • Bodom Lake

    Espoo Things to Do

    Bodom Lake(Bodominjärvi) is a lake on north suburbs of Espoo, a friend from Helsinki took us there with his car, it was probably the best part of our trip in Finland. We went there for fishing, it was so relaxing looking at the beautiful landscape, having fun and of course eating the fishes afterwards right there next to the lake. It’s an ideal...

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo

    Espoo Hotels

    I stayed at the hotel just for 1 night. The cost was 120 Euros. I would recommend this hotel.

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  • Tapiola

    Espoo Things to Do

    Although this is a page of Espoo what we actually visited was the district of Tapiola (and next day the Bodom lake), a town that was created in 1953 to serve the needs of urbanization that was growing fast through an architectural experiment, it was actually one of the first post war projects about new town: it was designed as a garden city trying...

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Kuopio

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  • Sunbathing and ice hole swimming

    Kuopio Sports & Outdoors

    I wrote this to extreme category, probably it's heavy for you, but definitely worth of trying. I give you a quarantine, if you follow my rules, rest of your evening is the most relaxed and cool you ever have experienced. And please, if I ever can, and I would like, to escort you here, this is my proposal #1 :)Rules and recommendation:- spend 5-10...

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  • Scandic Kuopio

    Kuopio Hotels

    I spent only one night at the Scandic in Kuopio, but I enjoyed my stay very much. The breakfast was...

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  • The Market Square

    Kuopio Shopping

    Finally, at long last, the full renovation of the centrer of Kuopio is over and the market square is open again with business as usual. I'm so happy. The townsmen are proud of their brand new center and it was awarded "the best town center award 2014", too!Wonderfully lively atmosphere. Don't miss it if you are in town!Open: - summer mon-fri: 7-17,...

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Vasa

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  • St Maria Church in Old Vaasa

    Vasa Things to Do

    Vasa was destroyed in a fire in 1852, after which it was decided to move the city to a new location on the coast. Sankta Maria Church in Old Vaasa burned to the ground in 1852. Court of Appeal building (built between 1776 and 1786) escaped the fire and was rebuilt into a church in the Old Vaasa, nowadays Korsholm church. The only stone house, which...

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  • Hotel Astor

    Vasa Hotels

    Asemakatu 4, Vasa, 65100, fi

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The thing to do

    Vasa Nightlife

    Actually it has been so long since I was here, that even the name has changed. I belive it was Waskia (I prefer Finnish names at Finnish restaurants, so it was better!), but it is a place where most people take tourists for a drink at least. Why? Because of the terrace at the roof of the big biulding! Same building as Rewell centre shopping...

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Jyväskylä

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  • Most interesting toilet in Jyväskylä

    Jyväskylä Things to Do

    The art museum in Jyväskylä is good and well worth your visit. However, when you visit the museum you absolutely have to visit the toilet upstairs. It is called "The Toilet and Reference Library of Natural Sciences" and it has been created by the artists Jaana Kautto and Rune Snellman in 2008. It is a working toilet as well as a piece of art. This...

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  • Scandic Hotel

    Jyväskylä Hotels

    Vapaudenkatu 73, Jyvaskyla, 40100, FI

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Flying to Jyväskylä?

    Jyväskylä Transportation

    Jyväskylä has a small mainly domestic airport in Tikkakoski, some 20 km from the town centre. The airport has a cafe and a free wi-fi but not e.g. a cash point. The nearest international airport is situated in Tampere. There are good bus and train connections between Jyväskylä and Tampere. The biggest international airport is situated in Helsinki,...

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Lahti

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  • Good beer-selection

    Lahti Nightlife

    Friend of mine told us to go here, because they had various different beers. It was tue, they did have many. Also many of those we hadn´t tasted before. The place itself isn´t so special looking, but it is part of it´s charm. We heard people next table to talk, that this has been a public restroom years ago!! Staff was very friendly and helpful....

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  • Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

    Lahti Hotels

    Aleksanterinkatu 14, Lahti, Southern Finland, 15110, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Pyhan Kolminaisuuden Kirkko

    Lahti Things to Do

    Lahti Orthodox Parish is the only 'evacuee parish' in southern part of Finland. It was founded on 1.1.1950. Pyhan Kolminaisuuden kirkko church was consecrated again after the renovations on 6.1.2006 by Helsinki's Metropolite Ambrosius. I have never been inside this church but I've heard it is very simple and lacks the gold ornaments which are so...

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Ivalo

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  • Wilderness retreat for skiiers & hikers

    Ivalo Off The Beaten Path

    Near Saariselkä (see "Things to do" for Ivalo) and literally at the edge of Finland's 2nd largest National Park, is a "resort" called Fell Centre Kiilopää in English, which consists of a hostel, modest hotel rooms, log cabins and a buffet restaurant.The Finnish name is Suomen Latu Kiilopää."Kiilopää" is the mountain, "Suomen Latu" is the Finnish...

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  • Holiday Club Saariselka

    Ivalo Hotels

    A big hotel with different wings. The hotel offers a spa and pool. Dinner was a set menu. Wi-Fi only...

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  • Day trip to ski resorts

    Ivalo Things to Do

    Every day in winter there is a ski bus from Ivalo to the ski resorts in and around Saariselkä. Once the bus gets to Saariselkä it does a loop of the resorts on a hop-on hop-off arrangement. (Don't miss the last "hop-on" before the bus returns to Ivalo!)In February 2016 a day ticket cost 5 Euros. Buy your ticket from the driver (cash...

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Mariehamn

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  • The Post Office

    Mariehamn Shopping

    I had arrived in Mariehamn very early and the Post Office was the only open facility near where I had been dropped by the taxi. Stamps, postcards and guide books

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  • Pommern Hotel

    Mariehamn Hotels

    Norrgatan 8-10, Mariehamn, 22100, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Vehicle Registration Numbers

    Mariehamn Transportation

    There were very few vehicles which did not have an Åland vehicle registration number - although I did see two German vehicles and then a lot of local vehicles with "Alf".However, I did manage to see one rather unusual registration plate, although it does fit into the sea faring tradition of Åland.

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Vantaa

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  • Well Hidden First Rate Airport...

    Vantaa Restaurants

    This is the only restaurant with servers and full course menu I could find in terminal 1. All others are mostly self-service cafes with sandwiches and salads. Good food for reasonable prices (don't forget, you are in an airport), fast service, and clean environment. To find the main eating area, you have to go through the self-service area, down...

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  • Sokos Hotel Flamingo

    Vantaa Hotels

    Tasetie 8, Vantaa, 01510, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Basketball for spectators

    Vantaa Sports & Outdoors

    Finnish championship league basketball.Local basketball team Pussihukat plays their homegames in Myyrmäki.New home arena opened 06.01.2007Game schedule on web site.Ticket ~10 euros. Spectator sport

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Kajaani

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  • Fine bakery and a small cafe

    Kajaani Restaurants

    Pekka Heikkinen is not the most coziest of cafes to sit in, but it is the best bakery in town or even the whole region by far. Their pastries are absolutely gorgeous. Try a portion of the clouldberry cake or if you like dark chocolate, why not try their sacher tart. Karelian pasties are lovely too if you like savoury treats. Everything is fresh and...

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  • Holiday Club Spa Hotel Katinkulta

    Kajaani Hotels

    You can either book a room in their recently built hotel or the holiday apartments. The hotel is...

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  • The old town hall

    Kajaani Things to Do

    In December 2006, I was visiting my parents in Kajaani and one morning I was browsing through the local news paper when I saw an article about a German guy and his Ukrainian fiance who live in Berlin. They were posing in front of the old town hall in the freezing weather, the bride was holding a bunch of flowers and was all dressed up in white....

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If you’ve ever wondered which places in the world have the best fish, then you may want to travel to Finland. Go to the fresh fish market in Helsinki and pick from a variety of sea creatures or just...