Finland 〜Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi ,Old city Porvo

0n 21.06.2015

About eight hours later, I arrived in Helsinki, Finland. It’s first time to visit North Europe. As soon as I got out of the airport, I felt cold!!

I came to North Europe. The coldness made me feel so even more strongly.


The central station of Helsinki

I took a bus to go to the central city and sent message to my friends and said that I arrived in Finland!

I was excited sending  messages  to my friends who are  in Japan. I felt a sense of superiority a few to friends who live a routine life.

In the meanwhile,  The bus arrived in the central of Helsinki. I left  my big luggage in a coin locker and started walking around the city.

The Helsinki cathedral

At that time, I realized that my luggage was too many and heavy to carry around while traveling . But it’s too late! I imagined that this journey would be a heavy one….

The square in front of this is famous for the place of relaxation. This looks it floats in the sky.


After I walked around the city, I came back to the station  and I headed for the town Rovaniemi by a sleeper train.

The sleeper train for rovaniemi

As the room of the sleeper train was really small, I didn’t feel comfortable so much. But the train itself touched the heart of a traveler.

Rovaniemi is famous for Santa Claus Village. It’s one of dream to meet Santa Claus in Finland.  It’s written on the bucket list I wrote when I was in Japan. Although I don’t think that life would change even though I meet Santa Claus . Nevertheless ,I wanted to do as many things on the bucket list  as during this traveling.


The Santa Claus village

I shook hands with Santa Claus

The village was smaller than expected. However,I came here in Rovaniemi on my own to fulfill my dream. I could be proud of myself about that.

Travel is a journey , not a destination. Even though the dream I’ve been dreamed of being different from what  I expected , I never regret the journey as I could be excited in the process, I could dream of dreams.

Many people took a picture with Santa Claus

A Finnish girl wears red clothes


I went back to Helsinki from Rovaniemi and I headed for  Porvo soon by bus . What a  busy travel!  But I can’t help doing it once I come up with going somewhere.


The small church in Porvo

The small church in Porvo

Porvo is the second oldest town in Finland. The beautiful townscape made my heart beat with exciting and made me forget how  much tired I was.

The market of Porvo

I think old town is the most beautiful place wherever I go. We usually like new things on the one hand, but at the same time , we would like to see old stuffs.




The cute houses in Porvo

I ate the meat of reindeer here. It’s must-eat food here in Finland.

And then I went back to Helsinki again.