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Cruising the Scandinavian Archipelagos to Finland


Last updated 8/28/2007 at Noon

The Stockholm Archipelago is a wonderful place to cruise.

Once upon a time there was a city in Finland with two names. “Åbo” is the Swedish name for this city on the Finnish coast and “Turku” is the Finnish name. I was told that Åbo means “near the river” or something similar. This city is defined in part by its water – the River Aurajoki and the Baltic Sea.

A journey to Åbo is an utterly amazing experience, especially when your method of transportation is a Viking Line ship. There is much to see in the oldest city in Finland, but the journey is magical as well. The 12-hour route from Stockholm to Åbo is a sensory journey throug...

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