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Unread 11 Dec 17, 10:17 PM  
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Do you wanna build a snowman? Nilsi Pre-Trip Report- Update

Hi All!

Well in just over two weeks me, DH and DS 12 and 9 are heading to Helsinki, then Nilsi in Finland. We are meeting up with my brother, wife and three children (one of whom Im yet to meet!). The last time I saw him was 2015 so its a long overdue visit.

He lives in Helsinki and weve been lucky enough to have a few holidays there. The boys were totally spoilt by the weather last time and we got lots of snow.


(Obviously a lot smaller then!)

But the last few Christmas havent been that snowy in Helsinki which is why we are heading North to a cottage in Nilsi. Its not far from a ski resort so Im hoping to take the boys there at least once during our stay.

The last time we went to Helsinki at Christmas we caught the overnight train to Rovaniemi in Lapland which is something I would definitely recommend. (Children travel free with each adult-bonus!).




The youngest, in particular, would love to do that again but we wont be doing so on this trip so I hope he isnt too disappointed!

Im not sure how interesting a trip report it will be as its going to be hopefully quite a relaxing trip but I thought it might give people a different idea for where they can go on holiday.
It cost 500 for flights from Manchester and just under 1000 for accommodation for 7 nights.
Just one more thing before I go...

The boys dont yet know... sshh! 😉

Update:

Well a few days after posting this DS12 played football and hurt his knee! After two days of moaning about how much pain hes in, I took him to the doctors who sent him to a&e. An x-ray shows he has a hairline fracture on his kneecap and has to rest it completely. He has a splint and crutches! 😔

We have an appointment with the fracture clinic on Monday so Im hoping they tell me some good news!
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My son went on an english exchange to a town about a 5 hours' train ride from Helsinki and loved everything about it! My DD will do the same trip in 2019!

It seems like such a great country so will look forward to reading about it!
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Looks amazing, looking forward to reading about it
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