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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. I'' C 942 5:32-7:25, IC 944 6:22-8:15, S2 976 Pendolino 7:08-8:46'' (stops only Turku Abo - Kupittaa - Pasila Böle – Helsinki), ''IC 946 7:30-9:23, IC 948 8:30-10:23'', starts 8:10 in harbour Turku satama (Abo hamn) after ferry arrival, ''IC 950 9:30-11:23, IC 954 11:30-13:23, S2 958 Pendolino 13:30-15:23'', same stops like ICs, ''IC 960 14:30-16:23, IC 982 15:21-17:23, IC 984 16:21-18:23, IC 986 17:17-19:26, stops in Kirkkonummi, IC 968 18:30-20:23, IC 972 20:30-22:26'', stops in Kirkkonummi, starts 20:20 in harbour Turku satama (Abo hamn) after ferry arrival, the last one. Trains for passengers are super rare, but there is rail-road in use. There can be some cargo trains, probably with wood . There is a lot of lakes, forest in this area and a lot of mosquitoes in Summer. So it can be possible to hind some HOBO (taking freight trains or freight hoping) and travel by train hoping on wood. The rail-road ends little bit behind Kolari, there can be some freight trains.
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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.
''' 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 10-17, usually Eur 15. Viking Line leaves at 7:45am from another place than Silja Line. Morning ferry cost Eur 10-20 through E-Shop, but Eur 25, if you buy it on the spot. You can try to buy ticket only to '''Aaland - Mariehamn''' island, but it is only few Euros difference. Nobody checkinkg tickets on the ship or during getting of in Turku-Stockholm, they check it only during boarding. Sneeking on ferry is quite difficult by Silja Line. There are many security guys by the entrance gate and going by exit on the ship is almost impossible. It can be possible in moment, when passengers are getting out. Sneeking on Viking line is possible. There are many passengers boarding and you can try to sneek behind somebody. There are almost no security guys around. You can just play to pass the card to reader- your card is not working. In Viking line ferry - they are taking photos of boarding passengers more far behind gate. You can try to go one more floor upstairs, but there is too some photograph. But it is more easy to tell him that you don't want be on picture. The most easy way is to be hidden in someone's car. There are traveling 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 in Silja line. 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. At Viking line - finding leftovers is almost impossible. There is Aurora buffet. They check everybody, who enter buffet, during morning. But they almost do not check entering passengers after lunch. You can just come into Aurora buffet and eat-dring. There is place for selling tickets to buffet (Eur 39), but they do not stop entering people in afternoon (after lunch).
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, because you have not enough time to arrive to
Terminal. Ferry terminal close around 8pm and you can wait in Stockholm central station, but it close around 0:30, bus terminal closes around midnight. There is McDonald shitty restaurant, sometimes they do not like waiting people during night and they sometimes kicks them out. Anyway, McDonald shitty restaurant closes at 5am (they had closing time at 2am at spring 2017, and you had to stay outside until 3:15 am, when bus terminal open). 3:15am - bus terminal opens again (it is close to central station, upstairs). Then subway in Stockholm (you need to sneek through gates behind somebody and security guys are around, but it is still easy to sneek) is open from 5am and close around 1 am. Terminal for ferry opens at 5am too - Silja Line. 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 Kirkkonumi, there is commuter train to Helsinki without checking. However Karjaa-Karis and Salo are stations without waiting room.
Another ferry is '''between Umea (SE) and Vaasa (FI)''' and another ferry with longer journy is '''between Sundsvall (SE) and Vaasa (FI)''' There are lot of trains ''from Stockholm to Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall ('''SJ Snabbstaab''' and long journey '''SJ 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, the Nordic Journey''' 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 Orviga ,SJ Nattaget (night train)''' and local '''Norrtaag''' from Umea to Boden and 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 hitchhiking there and how many cars are there. '''There is no train from Lulea (SE) to Finland''', but only bus (you can try cash trick, but probability of success is not high). Tornio (do not exchange Tornio and Tervolta station, it is not the same town) 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 by all IC or Ex trains. 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 -20 to -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 idos.cz resp. jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/, 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).
You can find '''some info about train connections and pricing''' at '''vr.fi''' The '''map of dancing lines in Finland an information about trains, locomotives, stops''' are at English Wikipedia. '''en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VR_Group''' it is quite big portal at Wikipedia. And you can find '''train connections with all stops''' in Finland and whole Europe at '''jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/'''
'''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 PeterOB 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 Pasila 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.
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.
'''From Turku to Helsinki trains goes:'''
'''From Helsinki to Turku:'''
'''Turku – Tampere'''
As you know, ferry from Sweden arrives to Turku. From Turku to Tampere goes three-number IC train with two floors. It takes 1 hour 42 minutes or similar time and it is only 4 stops. Trains goes once a two hours usually. Stops are ''([Turku satama (Abo hamn)] - Turku Abo – Loimaa – Humppila – Toijala – Tampere (Tammerfors))''. '''Toijala''' is station between Helsinki and Tampere, where all three-number IC between Helsinki and Tampere stops and Commuter City R train between Helsinki and Tampere stops in Toijala too. It is always the same three stops between Tampere and Turku Abo, and Toijala is station with plenty other trains.
S2 457 (Connected with IC29 to Oulu)
(Seinäjoki 21:12, Tervajoki 21:38-21:39, Vaasa 21:59)
'''Vaasa – Seinäjoki – Tampere - Helsinki'''
'''Oulu – Kemei – Rovaniemi – [Kemijärvi]'''
There are IC dance floor usually once a three hours. Some IC dance floors goes just only Oulu-Rovaniemi and few IC dance floors goes from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is important crossroad for hitchhiking and Arctic Circle goes through north part of Rovaniemi. Kemi is important crossroad too. It is one stop and 58 min by IC train to Oulu and there is road to Sweden and to Norway – Tromso by FI-SE border. There is dancing line too krom Kemi to Kolari (small town and northest Finish train station), but trains going to Kolari are quite rare,
if any. Stops between Oulu and Rovaniemi are always the same in both directions, except night train '''IC 265 and IC 274''' goes from-to Misi and Kemijärvi, theese trains des not stop Tervola and Muurola. Stops between Oulu and Rovaniemi are ''(Oulu (Uleaborg) – Kemi – Tervola – Muurola – Rovaniemi)''.
'''From Oulu to Rovaniemi, [Kemijärvi]'''
'''Helsinki – Tampere – Seinäjoki – Oulu - (Rovaniemi)'''
This is main dancing line with most of long-joirney IC and Pendolino dance floors with two numbers. There are two ways between Helsinki and Oulu. First is '''through Tampere and Seinäjoki'''. The IC and Pendolino dance floors runs this journey usually once a 2-3 hours. The number of stops is various, some ICs or Pendolinos has more stops and some are with less stops. Seinäjoki is the station, when dancing line splits to Vaasa and Oulu. There are pendolinos and busses between Seinäjoki and Vaasa, which are connected with trains between Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu. And some two-numbers ICs ans Pendolinos goes to Vaasa. You can get first to Seinäjoki by any train and choose direction to Vaasa or Oulu after (better tactic against be kicked out). All IC and Pelnolinos has two numbers and do not stop between Tikkurila and Tampere. IC dance floors between Helsinki and Vaasa are with two floors and some ICs between Helsinki and Oulu are with two floors and some only with one floor. For example IC 27 has only one floor and it can go probably faster than 200 kmh. IC 27 goes quite fast from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
There are two night IC with pretty long journey in both directions. Stops close to begin and end are more often, but there are not so many stops between Tampere and Oulu. Night ICs: ''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 – Turku 7:50)''. Night IC 933 and 904 are probably connected with long-journey night trains.
There is usually once a 1-2 hours Pendolino or IC train with two (or only one or three) numbers,
these dance floors (IC or Pendolino with one or two numbers) '''does not stop between Tikkurila''' (in area with a lot of city trains) and '''Lahti'''. It is only around 33 minutes. Trains with number from 1 to 12 are best for going further, they go from-to ''Joensuu''. With all two-number or one-number IC or Pendolino - next stop after Lahti (Lahtis) is already Kouvola, where dancing line splits to Kuopio and Joensuu. It is only around 27 minutes between Kouvola and Lahti. Some ICs or Pendolinos can go between Imatra and Helsinki (two or three numbers IC or Pendolino). These trains stops just in Tikkurila, Lahti and Kouvola too.
There is around every 30-60 min '''commuter city dance floor between Helsinki and Lahti'''. This train is without checking,
conductors just sell tickets, if somebody wants. Trains are like blue R – regional at idos.cz, but the letter on Helsinki map and departure board will be another It takes just 61 minutes from Helsinki to Lahti, this train does not stop so much in every stop. Stops are ''Helsinki – Pasila (Böle) – Tikkurila – Kerava (Kervo) – Haarajoki – Mäntsälä – Lahti (Lahtis).'' Kerava (Kervo) is still with plenty of commuter trains and the dancing line splits there to Tampere and Lahti.
There are international trains from Helsinki to St. Pettersburg in Russsia too (red INT or green AE at idos.cz).
Thee train stops in Lahti and Kouvola too. But as you know, the international train from-to Russia has very hard border checking and you need visa. Hard checking can be any time in this train. This train even does not stop in Pasila (Böle).
'''Helsinki – St. Petersburg – (Moscow)'''
There is international train (with reservation obligatory) between Helsinki (Finland) and St. Petersburg (Russia). It is '''Allegro''' fast train with
only floor, it looks like Pendolino (green '''AE''' or red '''INT''' at idos.cz). This train even does not stop at Pasila (Böle). This train belongs to Finish Company vr.fi too. There are 4 trains per day in both directions St. Petersburk – Helsinki. Journey takes 3:27 hours. From Helsinki to St. Petersburg all stations in Finland are for boarding only and all stations in Russia are only for getting off. From St. Petersburg to Helsinki all stations in Russia are for boarding only and all stations in Russia are only for getting off. Trains are at idos.cz like green AE and at least first train from Helsinki AE 782 is marked too like red INT 782 with all stations for boarding and getting off. Vainikkala is the small village on border, there is border crossing FI-RU.
And of course, there is quite
hart checking by border or it can be any time during journey. Not ticket checking, but passports and Visa checking, or if you smuggle something. And ticket checking can be hard too. You need visa to Russia and you have to know, where you go before. Visa can cost Eur 50-100 and it tan be difficult with offices to get visa.
Stops are always the same: ''(Helsinki FI, Tikkurila FI, Lahti (Lahtis) FI, Kouvola FI, Vainikkala FI-RU border crossing, Viipuri (Vyborg) RU, St Petersburg Finlya RU)''.
'''From Helsinki to St. Petersburg''' - ''INT 782 RED/AE 782 GREEN (Helsinki 7:20 - St Petersburg Finlya 10:47), INT 784 RED/AE 784 GREEN (Helsinki 11:00 - St Petersburg Finlya 14:27), INT 786 RED/AE 786 GREEN (Helsinki 16:00 - St Petersburg Finlya 19:27), INT 788 RED/AE 788 GREEN (Helsinki 20:00 - St Petersburg Finlya 23:27)''.
There is once a day in one direction night train (green ''N'''Z at idos.cz) '''between Helsinki and Moscow'''. These trains are with beds and maybe with seats too. These trains does
tot stops so much between St. Petersburg and Moscow (only one station '''Tver'''). But of course, you need this visa and checking visa, passports or if you smuggle something, it is probably hard. And ticket checking can be hard too. These trains are by Russian train company. Vainikkala is the small village on border, there is border crossing FI-RU. Night trains (NZ 30 and NZ 31) stops at another St. Petersburg platform St Petersburg Ladogskii, but trains INT-AE during day start-end at St Petersburg Finlya.
Trains NZ 31 and NZ 32 between Helsinki and Moscow belongs Russian train company RŽD; Novaya Basmannaya 2, 107174 Moscow, Russia . Journey takes 14:32 hours from Helsinki to Moscow and 14:27 hours from Moscow to Helsinki. NZ 31 and NZ 32 stops at Pasila (Böle) and Tikkurila.
But in winter in deep frost, you can go to police station and they should let you be there during night. And if you tell that you have no place to sleep and you refuse leave train in cold weather, conductor can call police and police let you be at station during night or even conductor let you travel, if you are polite. It works in Norway and Sweden too, during cold winter. The same in the bus. Bus driver can let you travel, if you are polite. You can get fine in train, it is Eur 80 plus ticket price, but if you are not finish, you don't need to pay.
Finland has coldest winters from all countries in Shengen - European Union (winter in north Finland is often colder than in Svalbard, but Greenland is much colder). Reason is position – Finland is quite far from Ocean and Scandinavian mountains blocked warm air from Atlantic. But most of Finland is flat with a lot of lakes and cold continental Arctic air from Russia can easily flow through lowlands. And of course, Finland is north, most south part of Finland is already 59.8 degrees, more north than whole Denmark and big part of Sweden-Norway. End of Baltic Sea is 65,8 degrees north and Oulu is already 65 degrees, Rovaniemi is by Arctic circle, Inari 68.9 deg, Ustjoki 69.9 deg and most north point of Finland
by Nuorgam is 70.09 degrees north.
The actual temperature (UTC time, actualization every 3 hours) you can find here: meteomodel.pl/AKT/IMG/temp99.png , past weather and climate you can find here for many places in Finland you can find here: en.tutiempo.net/climate/finland.html The weather forecast you can find at yr.no for any town in Norway-Europe-World or at en.tutiempo.net too.
Winter temperature can go easily even around Helsinki bellow -
20 or - 25, sometimes around Tampere can be -30 degrees. Area around Kupio-Oulu is with snow since Autumn to April – May and sometimes snow blocked roads. Temperature is here between 0 and - 20 usually, can be here -20 to -30, sometimes -35. Winter temperature in Rovaniemi area is from 0 to - 30 normal winter temperature, it is various. But it can be here - 40 during night and - 30 during day. There can be a lot of snow, more than one meter , during winter and roads can be closed.
In Sami region is no train, only buses and cars. There is not so many cars especially in winter (tourist go there during summer). There is snow until May-June
and winter temperature is - 20 normal, sometimes bellow -30, but sometimes even bellow -40 and - 35 during day. There are almost no cars on the roads in some regions and more than one meter snow, roads can be closed.
The day length in December is
in December in south just from 9-10am to 2-4pm, but around Oulu is day length only 2-5 hours and long twilight. Around Rovaniemi is only 1 hour day length but 2-4 more hours twilight. There is whole December Sun behind Horizon in Inari, but few hours of twilight (Sun is not so deep behind Horizon). Day length in June is huge. Even in Helsinki Sun is only 3-5 hours behind horizon, but not so deep and whole night is little bit of light. Sun goes only around 1 hour behind horizon in Oulu in June. But Sun is not so deep behind horizon and there is a lot of light whole night. There is Arctic circle in Rovaniemi, it means that 21th June Sun just tough horizon around midnight. And in Inari, or more far north Sun never goes behind horizon, but Sun makes circle on the sky during day.
Finland is with plenty of lakes, it means a lot of mosquitoes in Summer. Situation around Helsinki is not so terrible, but there are quite a lot of mosquitoes in central Finland. And around Sami Land, Inari, Rovaniemi, there are huge swarms of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes does not bring any diseases, but huge swarms of mosquitoes all time, it is difficult.
'''Oulu- Kemi – Tornio - Kolari and back'''
Kemi is station, where the dancing line splits
first branch to Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, and second branch to Tornio, Kolari – most north station in Finland. The line from Kemi to Kolari goes through the road and rail road split little bit behind Kemi to Tervola, Muurola and Rovaniemi with road E 75 and second branch of railway and road goes to Tornio ( border SE-FI and most north point of Baltic see), the rail-road continues to Kolari with road E8 by Sweden-Finland border. In small town Kolari rail-road ends and E8 continue to point NO-SE-FI in mountains and to Tromso in Norway, Atlantic coast. Arctic circle is between station Ylitornio and Pello, quite close to Pello.
should be night train from Helsinki, Tampere to Kolari, by vr.fi (and it cost Eur 88). idos.cz first does not want to find train to Kolari, but now, if have found. It is night train with beds and wagon for cars Ex 269 . But it looks like ex 269 does not go every day. Ex 269 goes from 29th April – 1st May, 15th, 17th and 18th July only. There can be some another trains too, but trains to Kolari seems to be very rare.
From Kolari to south (
to Helsinki) goes only few trains , like Ex 270 and Ex 272. Ex 270 goes only 29-30th April and 17th June and Ex 272 goes only 1st May and 15th, 18th June. Both are night trains with beds and wagon for cars.
Ex 270: ''(Kolari 18:20, Pello 19:07-19:09, Ylitornio 19:57-19:59, Tornio Itäinen 20:49-20:51, Kemi 21:16-21:20, Oulu (Uleaborg) 22:38-23:10, Ylivieska 0:43-0:46, Kokkola (Karleby) 1:45-1:49, Seinäjoki 3:28-3:31, Tampere (Tammerfors) 5:35-5:43, Toijala 6:08-6:10, Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) 6:35-6:37, Riihimäki 7:00-7:02, Tikkurila 7:46-7:48, Pasila (Böle) 8:24-8:26, Helsinki 8:32)'' .
'''Tornio''' is big crossroad, border SE-FI
on Baltic coast. There is no train to Sweden, but main road to Lulea, first Swedish train station. But Tornio is not the same like station Tervola after Kemi on the way to Rovaniemi . Tervola is already behnd crossroad.
'''TO SAMI LAND AND FINMARK'''
'''To Sami land and lakes, Ivalo, Inari, and Finmark – Norway (Tromso, Alta, Nordkapp, Kirkenes,
'''There is no no dancing line more far in Lapland, to Sami region'''. The last town with good train connection is Rovaniemi. North edge of Rovaniemi is on Arctic circle. Only once a day train go to Misi and Kemijärvi, but theese stations are out of main road E75, Rovaniemi is the best. Kemijärvi is close to big lake in Lapland.
There is bus going from Rovaniemi to Inari
and probably some busses goes from Inari to Norway too. But buses are quite empty, not so often and it can be difficult to take bus for free.
Hitchhiking on the road from Rovaniemi
should be good, but ammount of cars is dubious. Road E75 goes from Rovaniemi to crossroad in village '''Vikajärvi'''. Road No. 82 goes from Vikajärvi to east, to big lake and Kemijärvi, Misi is about 10 km south from this road. The main road E75 continues to nort, to Sami region. E75 is main road , but not with lot of cars. Population density is very low and villages and towns are only small (Rovaniemi is last big town). Distances between villages and towns is quite big. But a lot of tourist goes to north in warm half-year.
First bigger town (not small village) is '''Sodankilä''',
around 67,4 degrees north. There is crossroad in Sodankilä. '''E75''' goes south to Rovaniemi and north to '''Inari''', '''E63''' goes first to south-east but after a while to south – to ''Kemijärvi''. The road No. 80 goes to Kittilä and from Kittilä to south-west to Kolari. Road No. 79 goes from Kittila to south to Rovaniemi and to north-west to bbig lake Jerisjärvi and to town Muonio. Muonio is on Swedish Border and there is E8 to Norway-Sweden-Finland point and Tromso.
'''E75''' continues more north from Sodankilä to big lakes around 68
,0-68 ,3 degrees north (lakes are few kilometers from road), there is no town, only small village Vuoma-Vuosto. Here really low population density is. There is small town or village Ivalo, around 68,55 degrees north. There is river in Ivalo, plenty of lakes and plenty of mosquitos around. From Ivalo goes too road No. 91 to East-South to Russian border, but porobably almost to cars on this road.
Little bit north from '''Ivalo''' (couple of 10km), around 68,75 degrees are two big lakes. Ukonjärvi lake close to road in east side and Rahajärvi in west.
And finally, the '''Inari''' is around 68.9 degrees north, at '''E75''' , there is town Inari, town of sami culture. It is about ''' 350 km north from Arctic Circle and Rovaniemi'''. There are hotels and museum, which can be good for dumpster diving and you can try even free breakfast in hotel. There is big lake close to Inari – Juutuanvuono, river or bay through Inari, many small lakes and plenty of mosquitos in Summer. Inari is in the middle of Sami culture and Lapland, many tourist from south goes there. But winter is terrible there. There is even airport in Inari, but in is not possible get in without ticket and it is non-ecological.
'''From Inari E75 continues to Finish-Norway border'''. At 69,135 degrees – there is ''crossroad E75 to north and road
no 92 , parking Kaamanen'', 3-4 km north from Kaamanen village. There is river and lot of small lakes. ''Road No. 92 goes to Norway'', North-West_West direction and just behind NO-FI border road No. 92 connect with E6 in vilage '''Karasjohka'''. From Karasjohka road E6 continue by Norway-Finish border to small villages in NO-FI border '''Utsjoki '''.
'''E75''' continues from Inari and Kaamanen to north to '''Norway-Finish border – Utsjoki'''. There is river by this way and some small villages, lot of lakes. Utsjoki is 69.88-69.91 degrees north.
In Utsjoki E6 and E75 from Inari meet. There is meeting of big Tana river by FI-NO border with river from Inari and a lot of lakes. Bridge through Tana River between FI and NO and Custom is in Utsjoki. There is e6 Karasjohka - Tana Bru - Varangebotn in Norwegian side and road 970 from Ustjoki to Nuorgam and Varangebotn in Finland. Nourgam (70.081) is most north point of Finland (exactly most north point is about 3 km eas t from Nuorgam - by Tana river (river side 70. 092,27.950, in water 70.0923,27. 9555 by OSM)).
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