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CBS Sunday Morning (December 2022) – We leave you this Sunday morning with reindeer in northern Finland, prepping for their big night! Videographer: David Cohen.
Northern Finland is the northernmost part of Finland. Administratively it comprises Finnish Lapland and the provinces of Kainuu and Northern Ostrobothnia. This region is very sparsely populated even for Finland – while it covers almost half of the country it has a population slightly larger than the city of Helsinki.
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With medieval roots, Old Porvoo is known for its quaint, traditional red-painted wooden houses set along the Porvoonjoki River. Winding cobblestone streets are lined with shops and antique stores, along with charming cafes serving up slices of Runeberg torte. Walking and cycling are popular ways to get around, and tourist sites include the Porvoo Museum and the 13th-century Porvoo Cathedral.
Old Porvoo, with its red-ochre painted riverside warehouses, is one of the most photographed national landscapes in Finland and a steady favorite among travelers. Here you can admire the colorful wooden houses and stroll the winding cobbled streets – as if in a children’s story book.
Old Porvoos numerous award-winning restaurants, romantic hotels and B&B’s, cute cafes, quirky shops, chocolateries and boutiques invite you to stay for longer than just a day. Old Porvoo is also surrounded by a beautiful National Urban Park that stretches over the whole river valley. Porvoo is easy to reach from Helsinki by bus or by boat in the summer.
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South Harbour is a bay and harbour area immediately next to the centre of the city of Helsinki, Finland. 4.7 million passengers in liner traffic and some 37 000 international cruise passengers travel through it every year.
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