Åland and Uppsala 2010

Åland and Uppsala

I visited Åland islands (an autonomous part of Finland) and Uppsala (a city in Sweden) in June, 2010 with Mari and our friend Inka. The places were near but it still was the first time for me in both of them.

Places in Åland: Mariehamn, Jomala, Eckerö, Sund church, Kastelholm castle.

Places in Uppsala: Cathedral, Linnéträdgården, Gamla Uppsala.

Places on the way: Grisslehamn and Eckerö Linjen.

Armenia 2009


I was in Armenia with my sister Nina in May/June, 2009. We were there to visit some monasteries, to see beautiful landscapes and to enjoy good food.

Monasteries: Sanahin, Haghpat, Haghartsin, Goshavank, Sevanavank, Tatev, Khor Virap, Geghard.

Cities: Yerevan, Et¨miadzin, Gyumri.

Other places: Noraduz, Selim Pass, Garni Temple.

Guadeloupe and Dominica 2007

Guadeloupe and Dominica

Mari and I, we visited Guadeloupe, Dominica and the Saints (Les Saintes) between them in November/December, 2007. It was our honeymoon trip.

Places in Guadeloupe: Pointe-ā-Pitre, Sainte-Rose, Soufričre, Le Moule.

Places in Dominica: Roseau, Portsmouth, Cabrits, Pennville, Marigot, Carib Territory, Saint Sauveur.

Les Saintes: Terre-de-Haut, Terre-de-Bas.

See also my separate Roseau photo pages.

Russia 2007

Moscow and Volga

I visited Russia with my bestman Hanne in June, 2007. Our main destinations were Moscow, Kazan and the Mari El Republic but we also visited, for instance, the Holmi festival.

Some of the places where we visited: Moscow, Borovsk, Holmi festival, Kazan, Yoshkar-Ola, Kozmodemyansk, Tver, Saint Petersburg.

Croatia 2005

From Helsinki to Zagreb and back

I participated in a car trip to Croatia and back. A friend was moving there and needed someone to drive the car. The trip was made in September/October, 2005.

Way there: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia.

Main destination: Croatia.

Way back: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

France 2004

France and Europe

I made a train trip in Europe with my girlfriend (who later became my wife) Mari in July, 2004. Our main destination was France. We also met my sister Nina and her dog Hyena in the Spanish side of the Pyrenees.

Latvia, Poland and Germany, Netherlands, France, French Basque Country and Navarre.

Tenerife, Canary Islands (1999 & 2001)

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On this site there are photographs and travelogues from the travels and short trips of Niko Lipsanen who lives in Helsinki, Finland. Also, there is some information about the places that one can see in the images.

Most (but not all) of the photographs are licensed under a Creative Commons license. If that is the case it is mentioned at the page of the image. The licenses allow limited use of the images elsewhere.

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