Travel photos : Armenia 2009

  1. Yerevan city centre (27) +6
  2. Yerevan churches (20) +6
  3. Yerevan (35) +17
  4. Train Yerevan-Gyumri (35) +13
  5. Gyumri (23)
  6. Vanadzor (8)
  7. Train Vanadzor-Alaverdi (9)
  8. Sanahin (35) +14
  9. Haghpat (25) +9
  10. Alaverdi (18)
  11. Dilijan (7)
  12. Haghartzin (18)
  13. Gosh and Goshavank (32) +20
  14. Sevanavank (20) +11
  15. Sevan (20) +5
  16. Gavar (34)
  17. Noraduz (27) +17
  18. Vardenis (5)
  19. Martuni (13)
  20. Selim Pass (15)
  21. Yeghegnadzor (18)
  22. Syunik Province (15) +8
  23. Goris (13) +4
  24. Tatev (35) +33
  25. Sisian (22) +7
  26. Khor Virap (28) +17
  27. Garni Temple (14)
  28. Geghard (33) +16
  29. Etchmiadzin (32) +9
  30. Zvartnots Airport (10) +7

Armenia 2009


I visited Armenia with my sister in May/June, 2009. Our main intention was to visit some monasteries and enjoy good food. These pages contain 865 photos and a travelogue from the trip.

We spent the first few days in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. From there we traveled by train to the country's second largest city Gyumri, and subsequently to the north of the country to see monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat.

Next, we took direction to the south. Using mainly minibuses, we travelled throught the magnificent sceneries of Lake Sevan and Selim Pass to Tatev monestary and admired the Ararat mountains from another monastery, Khor Virap. Finally, we visited the See of the Armenian Apostolic Church at Etchmiadzin (which we already visited once in the beginning of our trip).

We also saw few other monasteries and cities on our way. See links to photo pages and travel reports on the left.

Our way back to Finland was similar to one we took to get to Armenia: Air Baltic flights from Yerevan via Riga to Helsinki.

See also:
Yerevan homestays - our accommodations in the capital
Map of Armenia - a map drawn by me
Monasteries of Armenia - a couple of photos from each monastery where we visited

First page: Yerevan city centre »


Other travel photos:

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)


These pages are made and most photos on them taken by Niko Lipsanen, a Finnish geographer living in Helsinki.

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