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== [[Finland]] ==
Finland is country in or close to Scandinavia, on the another side of Baltic Sea. People in Finland are one of most peaceful and kind in Europe and it is really hippie area. It is easy to live without money there. Dumpsters close to supermarkets are quite accessible, at especially in Helsinki region. Hitchhiking can be good or bad. But the climate a nature is not so friendly, especially in the north. Summer is relative warm, but with lot of rain and attacking swarms of mosquitoes in the north (it is not so bad in the south). Winter is with pretty short days and super-cold arctic waves (war air from Atlantic is blocked by Scandinavian mountains but continental Arctic air from Russia can flow to Finland easily). Temperature can easily drop bellow -20 or -25 in south, -30 or -35 in the middle and in Lapland can be -40 or even -45 during night and around -35 during day.
At first – '''How to get to Finland'''. There are three ways, how to get there. Unfortunately, most of Finland border are with Russia and with Baltic sea. The traveling through Russia is not free or easily possible. You need visa. Visa to Russia cost around Eur 50-100 and it can be difficult with office. So there is no way (hitchhiking, bus, train) through Tallin-Saint Petersburg – Helsinki. There is ferry between Tallinn and Helsinki, it is not so long journey and the price begins from Eur 12 for walkers and they write down ID. You can try to sneek on ferry between people (a lot of people are there in Friday and Sunday) or you can be hidden in someone's car. Getting from Poland to Tallin is relative long journey, but a lot of truck goes there. No train is on this way and hitchhiking between Poland and Estonia is sometimes good, but sometimes bad. Hitchhiking in Poland is easy and there are not so many trains in Poland.
'''Second journey''' is from Stockholm to Finland by ferry. There are two ferry companies – ''Silja Line'' and ''Viking Line''. Journey from Stockholm to Turku takes 11 hours and there is plenty small islands around. The daily ferry (Silja line) stops in Aaland isnand. The night line from Stockholm to Turku goes at 7pm and arrives at 7am (Finland has 1 hour more than Sweden). But the night line cost around Eur 60-75. The ferry to Helsinki leaves around 4pm, but it cost around Eur 80 and sneeking is difficult. Day line (Silja Line) leaves Stockholm at 7am and arrives to Turku at 7pm. Day line cost around Eur 12-17, usually Eur 15. You can try to buy ticket only to Aaland, but it is only few Euros difference. Sneeking on ferry is quite difficult. You can ty to go through exit way, but it is difficult, or you can try to sneek inside gate behind somebody, but it is really not easy. The most easy way is to be hidden in someone's car. There are travelling some Hippie people with car too. Inside ship – you can put luggages into locked cage at begin of journey. There is Cafe In 6th floor. Some guests leaves leftovers, but not so many. Only something during afternoon and nothing at Morning. There is buffet one floor more for breakfast and lunch. You can try to sneek there, when the workers does not watch.
If you go by '''ferry at morning''', there is no good place, where to be until Morning in Stockholm. Ferry leaves around 7am, so it is not possible to sleep out of the Stockholm. Ferry terminal close around 8pm and you can wait in Stockholm central station, but it close around 0:30. There is McDonald shitty restaurant, but they do not like waiting people during night and they sometimes kicks them out. Anyway, McDonald shitty restaurant closes at 2am. You have to wait outside until 3:15am, when bus terminal open (it is close to central station, upstairs). Then subway in Stockholm (you need to sneek through grates) is open from 5am and close around 1 am. Terminal for ferry opens at 5am too. There is park with bench and noisy road close to ferry terminal and you can sleep there. But there are drunken and strange people during night – you can hide more between bushes.
When the ferry comes to Turku (Abo) Hamm, there are two IC trains close to Ferry. One to Tampere and One to Helsinki. Second floor is pretty empty and you can hide there in toilet (PeterOB was sitting like during shitting without locked door). Conductor probably check tickets just one time after Turku and there is almost nobody going to train. These trains are last, if you will be kicked out,next train goes tomorrow. But if you already get to Karjaa (Karis), there is commuter train to Helsinki without checking.
Another ferry is between Umea (SE) and Vaasa (FI). There are lot of trains from Stockholm to Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall (SJ Snabbstaab and long journey IC, Nattaget to north). Some SJ Snabbstaag trains continue to Umea too. Local trains (Norrtaag, X-Taget) has more stops. PetterOB does not know info about ferry between Vassa and Umea (pricing, sneeking, leftovers in restaurants and departure times).
'''Third journey to Finland''' is around Baltic see, in the north. There are plenty trains from Stockholm to Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall, a lot of high-speed dance floors (SJ Snabbstaag) and long journey trains (SJ IC, SJ Nattaget, Arctic circle train). Some SJ Snabbstaag goes more north to Umea and there are SJ IC, SJ Nattaget (night train) and local Norrtaag from Umea to Lulea. The trains from Sundsvall to Umea are not so often (local trains have more stops). From Umea to Boden goes Norrtaag local train and SJ IC (Arctic circle train) and night train SJ Nattaget. From Boden to Lulea it is only one or two stops (some trains with three stops ?)
There is '''road around Baltic sea''' from Lulea (SE) to Tornio (FI), Kemi (FI), Oulu (FI). But Petter does not know difficult is hitchiking there and how many cars are there. '''There is no train from Lulea (SE) to Finland''', but only bus (you can try cash trick). Tornio is close to SE-FI border. First train station is Kemi (trains in Tornio are pretty rare). It is one stop and 58 min from Kemi to Oulu. There is once a 3-4 hours dance floor from Kemi to north-east with only 3 stops, stops are ''(Oulu (Uleaborg) – Kemi – Tervola - Muurola – Rovaniemi)''. Night dance floor IC 265 is with fewest stops and it goes even further (Oulu (Uleaborg) 4:50-4:57, Kemi 6:03-6:07, Rovaniemi 7:28-7:40, Misi 8:16-8:17, Kemijärvi 8:45), by idos.cz - only one train per day – IC265 goes from Rovaniemi to Misi and Kemijärvi. There is most north dancing line in Finland by border with Sweden to Kolari. But trains there are quite rare, if any. Another dancing line, which cross Arctic Circle, is from Kemi to Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi. Arctic circle is in north part of Rovaniemi. Once a 1-2 hours runs quite fast IC or Pendolino dance floor between Helsinki – Tampere – Oulu. Some IC has two floors (easy to hide is second floor toilet) and some faster IC and Pendolinos has only one floor. Pendolinos are marked like green S2 at idos.cz
'''The north journey by train and hitchhiking''' is nice in Summer with never-ending daylight. But there are a lot of Mosquitoes. The situation in winter is terrible. The Swedish dancing line Stockholm-Lulea is better, most of stations has waiting room, but waiting room is closed during night (no waiting room in some small stations with local trains). Many of stations in Finland are without waiting room. You can wait few hours for next train or longer during night (and next train can get echo from previous one). On the road from Sweden to Finland can be with almost no cars and a lot of snow. The winter temperature can be here -30 or even -40. Here – the death during exam in case that you fail is real treat in winter time.
'''Blue-Black dancing (taking trains for free) is relative easy in Finland, it is super easy in region around Helsinki.''' There are a lot of commuter city trains around Helsinki. These trains goes every 10-30 minutes usually. Commuter city trains around Helsinki are marked as blue R-trains at www.idos.cz , and they are marked many letters (K,P,R,D and many others) by wr.fi or in Helsinki map, departure table. Commuter trains are little faster and it does not stops in all stops (K train, R train and D or Z train is with fewest stop).
'''Commuter dance floors around Helsinki are pretty easy.''' There are conductors usually around middle of train, in ticket selling zone. They just sell the tickets if somebody wants, and they does not check it. Sometimes – they walk through whole train, if somebody want to buy ticket (they does not check). The area, where tickets selling is not common (and conductors are not so often there) is market by red line through tickets, there are conductors less often.
Sometimes, the ticket inspectors go into commuter trains. They have uniform and they are in group on platform, but PetterOB haven't seen them yet. They starts usually from end (or begin) of the wagon. There are usually quite lot of people in train and next stops is only few minutes away (usually 2-6minutes, in some faster commuter trains up to 10-20 minutes). So you can get off in next station usually (or you can try to tell that you are waiting for conductor to buy ticket). The penalty is Eur 80 plus ticket price, but they can more probably just let be non-Finish residents.
The Helsinki central station can be more difficult after 10pm. There is only one entrance and they check tickets on this entrance in night, before getting to train. But the near station (it is possible to get there by tram) is Pasila-Bole. All trains goes through Pasila-Bole and stops there. There are two entrances (on every side) in Passila Bole, or it is possible to cross fence and tracks, but it is dangerous. The second entrance on the another end of platforms, than waiting room, and it is always free.
Trams are easy in Helsinki, just get in like into commuter train. There are sometimes ticket inspectors too, with uniforms. The penalty is the same Eur 80. Buses in Helsinki are more difficult, you have to show thicket during boarding. But two buses are with lot of people and without checking during boarding – there can be sometimes inspectors too. In another cities, like Tampere, Turku, are buses too. But there is ticket checking during boarding. The city commuter trains are probably only around Helsinki and between Helsinki-Tampere. Another commuter train around Tampere is planned. Commuter trains around Helsinki go 90-120kph, distance between stops is not so long.
There are lot of dumpsters in Helsinki, usually close to K-Markets. The dumpsters behind K-Market are open during opening hours and in some places during night too. There are a lot of bread, fruits, vegetables and cakes. Taking trains for free to different markets and dumpster diving is easy in Helsinki. There are not so many dumpsters in Tampere. Quite a good dumpsters are in Pispala (Tampere), but a lot of people dumpster diving there.
The commuter city dance floors without regular checking have good range around Helsinki. The '''P train''' runs circle Helsinki-Airport_Helsinki. This train is not at idos.cz.
There are a lot of good dancing network of commuter city trains on dancing line ('''Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Leppävaara – Kirkkonummi'''), it is relative far to Kirkkonummi for city commuter dance floors. IC dance floors or Pendolinos (with three numbers) from-to Turku has not so many stops - ''(Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Leppävaara - (Kirkkonummi) – Karjaa Karis – Salo - Kupittaa – Turku Abo)'' and some IC trains begins-ends one more stop in Turku Abo Hamm, harbour for ferry (from Turku Abo Hamn 8:10 and 20:20). If you travel from Turku to Helsinki, you need to survive in IC train until Kirkkonummi or Leppävaara, ICs almost do not stop in Kirkkonummi, only IC from Turku 20:20 and 17:17, IC from Helsinki 5:17 and 6:27 stops there.
There are lot of commuter dance floors in direction '''(Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Tikkurila – Kerava (Kervo) – Jokela - Riihimäki)''' It is direction to ''Tampere'' – second largest city in Finland. A lot of commuter dance floors goes to this direction, but the stops are various. Some commuter trains stops in all stops, come commuter trains stops ''Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Tikkurila – Kerava (Kervo)'', and every stop between ''Kerava and Riihimäki''. Z and D train is with fewest stops. The '''region Helsinki - Kerava (Kervo)''' is more like violet city region on map with really plenty of trains, and '''Kerava (Kervo) - Riihimäki''' is green region close to city on the map. Pretty many people travel between Helsinki and Kerava (Kervo) and not so many people between Kerava (Kervo) and Riihimäki (it is green region in map). It is more far zone and probability of ticket inspection is bigger here. Still quite a lot commuter trains goes between between Kerava (Kervo) and Riihimäki. There are no waiting rooms in most of the stations.
The '''R train''' in platform departure table (all commuter trains are R at idos.cz) consist of three trains together for lot of people and it goes to Riihimäki and R-train stops in all stations after Kerava (Kervo). But the first part of this R-train continue like city train '''from Riihimäki to Tampere''' after 5 min waiting in Riihimäki. This commuter dance floor stops at all stops between Riihimäki and Tampere and interval to next R commuter train train is 2 hours. This commuter R train is like two R trains with different numbers at idos.cz (from Helsinki to Riihimäki and from Riihimäki to Tampere). The ticket selling area is in the middle of train and sometimes conductor walk through whole train. And there was in monitor one time that ticket for area range will be checked and conductor just came and he checked only people with zone ticket – only few people in the wagon. Peter just sat calmly, like he ticket has, it works usually here. Conductor checks and sells tickets just for people that want check or buy one, it look. But the inspetion can be here too. PeterOB was searching for toilet in this train, but he did not find WC in this train (no possible to hide there ?).
'''Between Riihimäki and Tampere''', the commuter R dance floors goes once a 2 hour and IC trains (IC with three numbers) goes usually 1-2 hours between Helsinki and Tampere. Most of the stations are without waiting room, even stations for IC trains (three-numbers IC). And winter temperature can be even bellow -20. Stops for R commuter dance floor Helsinky-Tampere are: ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Kerava (Kervo) - Kyröla - Järvenpää - Saunakallio - Jokela - Hyvinkää (Hyvinge) – Riihimäki - Ryttylä - Turenki - Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) - Parola - Iittala - Toijala - Viiala - Lempäälä - Tampere (Tammerfors))''.
Local commuter city trains are in dense area around Helsinki and between Helsinki and Tampere only. PeterOB does not know any other place with commuter trains.
There are '''two floors IC dance floors (with three numbers)''' between Helsinki and Tampere and they can continue more far, like '''Jyväskylä''', '''Pieksämäki'''. Stops for three-numbers IC dance floors are: ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Riihimäki - Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) - Toijala - [Lempäälä] - Tampere (Tammerfors))''. ''Not every IC stops in Lempäälä.'' There are some three-number Pendolinos too between Helsinki and Tampere, they continue from-to Jyväskylä, Pieksämäki. Three-number Pendolino has the same stops like three-number IC, but Pendolinos has only one floor and it is more difficult to hide. Pendolinos are green S2 at idos.cz and like Pendolino at vr.fi.
The '''two-numbers IC''' and '''two-numbers Pendolinos''' stops just only ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Tampere (Tammerfors))'' and IC or Pendolinos with two numbers continues from-to more far cities, like ''Vaasa'', ''Oulu'' or even ''more far north''. So the '''Tikkurila''' is still in area with plenty of commuter dance floors and next stop is already Tampere. But conductor has enough time after Tikkurila to next stop Tampere (more than hour).
'''Three number IC are with two floors, two-number IC are with two floors or only with one floor and Pendolino (with three or two numbers) has only one floor.''' It is much more easy to hide in second floor toilet.
Next type of train is three-number IC dance floor, they are quite common in south Finland. These IC dance floors has two floors and many carriages (around 5-6 usually). These IC go quite fast, up to 200 kph. Distance between stops is around 15-50 km. The carriage with restaurant is in the middle and it is not so high. Lower carriage is home for blue dancers too (blue dancer – conductor). But the Finish conductor don't have blue uniform, but white-green one, like color of most of Finish trains vr.fi. If you have bigger backpack, the place for bicycles, prams and bigger luggage is usually in first or last carriage. But probably not all trains have this place. Bicycles are extra-cost and conductor can ask, whom is it. But if nobody says anything, bicycle can travel free too (any you travel for free, on course).
The three number IC are like green IC with number at idos.cz You can find all stops there.
Conductor does not go usually after every station, but mostly one or few stations after bigger city (Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti, Pori, Turku , Jyväskylä, Pieksämäki). They check ticket with some scanner quite fast. But conductor usually does not check toilets. After one checking, there is usually few stations pause, but sometimes not. If you are captured (out of WC in wrong time), you can buy ticket for short distance (around Eur 15 per 100 km) or just being kicked out. Penalty is Eur 80 + ticket price in all type of trains or city public transport. But if you are not Finish, they can just kick you out.
Most of passengers are in first floor and second floor is relative empty, especially more far after big city in begin. There are passengers going in first-floor toilet, but they go rarely on second-floor toilet. So you can hide there quite easily (just sit like shitting and don't lock the door).
'''The two-number IC dance floors''' (green IC with two numbers at idos.cz and IC with two numbers at wr.fi) runs long journeys with not so many stops (less stops than three-number IC, especially between Helsinki and Tampere). The journey is often from Helsinki to north or back from north to Helsinki. These dance floors have sometimes two floors with restaurant and conductors in the middle (lower wagon). The situation is the same, like in three-number IC dance floors. Most of passengers are at first floor and second floor is quite empty, and second floor toilet is calm. Conductor goes usually after bigger city, usually after last station, that is close to bigger city. Two-numbers IC have much less stops – few stops in Helsinki region ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Tampere (Tammerfors) - ….. far north)''. As you can see – there are three stops in Helsinki region with plenty of city trains and there is no stop between ''Tikkurila – Tampere''. But conductors have a lot of time and they check tickets after bigger city.
Two-floors IC dance floors (two or three numbers) has maximum speed 200 kmh. There are IC dance floors with two numbers and one floor only. These dance floors can probably run more than 200 kmh and they go for long journey. This type of train is at idos.cz or vr.fi marked the same like two-floors IC and you probably can not recognize it. One floor IC dance floors goes even far north behind Oulu, like IC27 to Rovaniemi.
'''Some dance floors are Pendolinos.''' Pendolino is high-speed train from Italy and it has difficulties sometimes during Finish winter. Pendolinos are marked like green S2 at idos.cz and like Pendolino at wr.if. Pendolino looks the same like one-floor IC. Pendolinos are with three numbers and they stops in the same stops, like three number IC and tey are usually with the same speed, like three-number IC. Two-number Pendolinos stops in the same stops, like two-number IC. But the Pendolinos are more quick. Maximum speed for two-floor IC is 200 kph, but Pendolino can go faster. Commuter trains around Helsinki can go up to 120kph.
The price is usually the same for IC or Pendolino, but of course, it is much easier to hide in second floor. Quite a lot of passengers goes to toilet at first floor. And Pendolino has only one floor, not empty toilets in second floor. More passengers are going to toilet. And you can run so easily around conductor in another floor and go to area, where tickets was already checked.
'''One-Number IC and S2 Pendolino Dance Floors (No. 1-12)''' are on journey ''Helsinki – Tikkurila – Lahti (Lahtis) – Kouvola – Simpele – Joensuu''. Theese IC (and Pendolinos) has lower numbers from 1 to 12 (1,3,6,9,11 from Helsinki to Joensuu and 2,4,8,12 from Joensuu to Helsinki). But there is plenty of stops, like with three-number or ICs. PetterOB does not know, why only one-number trains are there. Pendolinos and IC 7 is with one floor, other Trains PetterOB does not know. One Number can be maybe because of speed, or because Joensuu is close to Russia. It is dubious.
'''Night dance floors ICs''' are marked like IC with three numbers, they are marked like ICs during day, but they usually go pretty far. Night ICs has relative the same ammount of stops at begin in evening and close to end in morning, but night ICs has only few stops during night, most of the journey. Night ICs has wagons with beds and probably wagons with seats too. There is restaurand in night ICs (and in most of day ICs and Pendolinos too). Night IC trains has wagon for car transportion for long distance, but transportion of car is pretty expensive. Night ICs has probably one floor only. PetterOB does not try night IC yet. But it is question, how easy is to hide there. It can be possible that more people goes to one bed with one ticket or ticket checking is not so often, so the Toilet Style is possible. Or somewhere behind seat. Probably – conductor has on tablet, which seat or bed should be empty and wich is reserved. And it can be possible to hide in the someone's car or on the car wagon. But it is definitly imposible during winter. Frost with wind is too strong.
Night ICs go usualy between ''[Kemijärvi], Rovaniemi, Kemi, Oulu, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Helsinki'' in both directions. Very rare Ex trains goes between Kolari and Helsinki. Buth some night ICs goes only between Tampere and Turku.
Night Dance Floors: ''IC 273 (Helsinki 21:52 - Rovaniemi 10:40), IC 265 (Helsinki 18:52 - Kemijärvi 8:45), IC 266 (Rovaniemi 18:53 – Helsinki 7:06), IC 274 (Kemijärvi 19:45 – Helsinki 9:00), IC 933 (Turku 21:25 – Tampere 23:22), IC 904 (Tampere 5:56 – Turku7:50).'' Night IC 933 and 904 are probably connected with long-journey night trains.
Kolari-Helsinki: ''Ex 269 (Helsinki 20:52 - Kolari 10:48), Ex 270 (Kolari 18:20 - Helsinki 8:32), Ex 272 (Kolari 18:20 – Helsinki 9:37).'' Theese night express runs just few days during year.