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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5964 times:

Hi all,

Thanks for looking into my trip report which is the follow up to the first part of my last trip to northern Europe. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/122420/

After arriving and staying at TOS for some time I headed down south via Finland.

Since this is continued from the first part the aviation pics will be seen later so please scroll down as the first pictures are taken on the country side in the wild north and middle of Finland. Big grin


From TOS it is about an 2 hours ride to the Finish Border which was quite a nice ride but I fell asleep so the first pic came only after reaching the border shortly before Kilpisjaervi:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012293.jpg

After a while we noticed that the windows started freezing from the inside:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012290.jpg

because:  Big grin

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012296.jpg

During the evening we also crossed the border to Sweden:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012292.jpg

Next morning:



Pics while driving through the country:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012334.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012332.jpg

Ice fishing:


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012348.jpg

With sucess:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012350.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012359.jpg

Moving around the Ice Big grin



At the grill:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012356.jpg

Sun going down:



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012320.jpg

AND now finally the aviation part. Big grin

Actually I wanted to go by bus or train from JYV to HEL. Since there was a severe snowstorm so I check the internet and found a very good fare with FinnComm.

Flight: FC 156
A/C: ATR 72-500
Reg: OH-ATG
Economy Class
Seat: 7A

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012372.jpg

Check In JYV:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012364.jpg

The aircraft:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012376.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012377.jpg

Airport:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012379.jpg


Take off:



In flight:



Even a sandwich is served:

( Sorry I was hungry. Big grin )

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012399.jpg

Approach into HEL:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012402.jpg

Landing at HEL:



What a great surprise:

Aeroflot DC-10F

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012407.jpg

Before flying on I went to the city for a nice walking tour. Here are some pics.

Tuomiokirkko

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012419.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012416.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012427.jpg

Silja Line:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012433.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012447.jpg

Sibelius Monument

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012451.jpg

Back HEL airport:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012459.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012461.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012464.jpg


Flight: AY765
A/C: A320
Reg: OH-LVE
economy Class
Seat: 2A

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012458.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012469.jpg

Taken from my window:

OS in the back:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012466.jpg

Air Baltic F-50

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012473.jpg

Estonian Air Saab 340

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012475.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012478.jpg

Deicing:



Inflight Entertainment:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012477.jpg

Take off from HEL:



In flight:



Meal Service ( there is!!! ) was excellent!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012486.jpg

The I fell asleep because of all the activities I was really tired so here is the landing video at VIE.




At the gate and back home:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/OHLHD/P1012493-1.jpg



Thank you for reading this Tripreport and I hope you enjoyed it.  Smile

I can´t wait to get back again in June for another week of fishing (and maybe hunting) this time without snow and ice.



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Previous Trip Reports:

Syrian B747SP
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/114987/

EK A340-500
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/115142/

TOS-TRD-ARN
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/115877/

SN,SK,DY Back to the North
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/122420/

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User currently onlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Good report! Great pics. Can't wait to go to Europe someday. Friend going next year  Angry  Sad

Anyways...

Cheers
QantasA333

P.S. Keep up the great work!


User currently offlineSailas From Finland, joined Jul 2007, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

i didnt know you lived in Vienna?
I lived in Klosterneuburg when i was 2 years old, vague memoires of vienna but nevertheless a great city!



Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX, QR
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

Great report with many stunning pics from Finland!

Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter):
Sun going down:

Fantastic scenery!

Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter):
Before flying on I went to the city for a nice walking tour. Here are some pics.

Reminds me of my trip to Helsinki, Jyvaskyla and Rovaniemi in 2003. I also visited many of these places in Helsinki.

Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter):
A/C: A320
Reg: OH-LVE
economy Class
Seat: 2A

Economy Class in row 2? Btw - OH-LVE is an A319.

Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter):
Meal Service ( there is!!! ) was excellent!

I can't stop to wonder about the catering differences between AY short-haul/medium-haul and long-haul routes...


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5600 times:
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Love the scenery pictures, just fantastic!

Nice report, did enjoy.

Thanks

Mark



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5337 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
Economy Class in row 2? Btw - OH-LVE is an A319.

The HEL-VIE is an all Economy flight. They just do not remove the Business Class plate on the wall. I realised the typo about the A319 just a little too late to correct it yesterday.  Smile


User currently offlineMashimaro1 From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Amazing trip report! Sorry if I missed this but when did you go? I ask only cause I went to Helsinki late December last year and it didn't look nearly as cold as it does in your pictures!

Ironic too because I have the Sibelius sculpture as my desktop except there was no snow :P


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5127 times:



Quoting Mashimaro1 (Reply 6):
Sorry if I missed this but when did you go?

I went at the end of March.  Smile I did not mention it btw.

I had a lot of luck to have a " real winter" as the snow has melted away at least twice during this winter.


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5008 times:

Hi OHLHD,

Amazing pictures of what must be a true beautiful country.
I would love to go there, but I think my gf doesn't like it as she is already cold at + 15 dgrees. C.  Big grin
Also some nice flights and the meal you had looks really good, compared to what I have seen for Int. Cont. AY flights here on a.net.
Thanks fro sharing, and I'm looking forward to your next adventures!

Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



flown: F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,77W,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 4849 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 8):
Thanks fro sharing, and I'm looking forward to your next adventures!

Thanks. I am looking at some interesting stuff at the moment ( but I have to convince my girlfriend first Big grin )


User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4774 times:

Hyvää päivää!

Thanks for posting this interesting report - it's always nice to read about Finland. I'm just looking out the window at what a beautiful sunny day it is here and comparing it with your pics taken at -20C..........know which I prefer  Wink

Your meal certainly looked good on AY, they do seem to pride themselves on their inflight service.

Look forward to reading some more of your reports

Happy flying

Infodesk



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