Category: Imatra, Finland 2018

A Midsummer drive to Imatra in Eastern Finland

23.06.2018 /3: The Imatran Valtionhotelli Hotel – and the Gray Lady

One of the reasons for this trip was to visit this famous landmark on the banks of the Imatrankoski Rapids. And as it was a bit late, we opted not to eat at the hotel, but to have evening tea for two at the library whilst soaking up the atmosphere. Continue reading “23.06.2018 /3: The Imatran Valtionhotelli Hotel – and the Gray Lady”

23.06.2018 /2: The Imatrankoski Rapids

Ever since the late 18th Century Imatra and the Imatrankoski Rapids have been a place to visit. The visitors include numerous amounts of the so-called normal people, and also such famous visitors as Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, and Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil. But is it a mere coincidence? Because even in the Kalevala, the national epoch of Finland, the Vuoksi River is titled as the most powerful river in the whole Finland.

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23.06.2018 /1: Midsummer Road Trip to Imatra

Waking up to a Midsummer day after a cold, rainy, and windy Midsummer Eve, we quite didn’t plan to travel near the eastern border of Finland just for evening tea. As the day progressed, we decided that we want to do something, and not just sit around musing why there isn’t anything much to do in Finland during midsummer.

Enter Google Maps. Continue reading “23.06.2018 /1: Midsummer Road Trip to Imatra”