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We CAN: Finnish Mobility

by Puolimatka School

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Practical information - arriving to Finland
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FROM HELSINKI-AIRPORT TO HYVINKÄÄ
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What to pack with you?
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TRAIN
from the airport


There is a train terminal at the airport (easy to walk). There are several machines to buy tickets. Machines takes all major credit- and debit cards.
Trains run all the time.
All trains go through Tikkurila. From Tikkurila you take the local train to Hyvinkää. You change train in Tikkurila-station! Change there to the local train marked R-train. Very easy change.
Train:
1) Airport - Tikkurila (direction Helsinki)
2) Tikkurila - Hyvinkää (R-train direction Riihimäki or Tampere)
Tickets cost (one-way): adults 7e, young people 3,50e.
Journey takes approximately 1 hour with the change-time.

Trains in Finland:
https://www.vr.fi/en


TAXI
from the airport

Normal taxis (take the taxi from lines 1, 2 and 3 at the airport, line 4 is for random companies...) cost around 100-120e e per 3-4 people (depending on how much you have luggage - how many of you fit in).
Journey takes around 40 minutes.
Bigger taxis are also available at the airport, the price is the same but you might have to wait that a bigger car comes to the spot. These taxis take 6-7 people.
If you want that we book you a transfert, that is fine as well (a small bus or similar), these services are around 200e-300e per group per one-way.

Taxis in Finland:
https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport/airport/services-facilities/taxi-information
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The weather in Finland may vary a lot. Normally in May we have around 15C during the day and during the night it might be even close to 0C. Having said this it might be that we have some 25c during the day and 15 during the night.

VisitFinland:
https://www.visitfinland.com/en/practical-tips/climate-and-weather-in-finland/
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Please bring:
- open mind
- positive attitude
- co-operative skills
- your interest towards cultures
- an umbrella/ a raincoat
- a pair of good shoes for walking in a forest, some old t-shirt and sweater to wear in the forest (they get dirty)
- a swimsuit
- your personal belongings (medication, toiletries)
- a warm jacket and a beanie, a pair of gloves
- couple of pictures of your family and home (in your phone) to talk/to show with/to your host family
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Food and people
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Finnish customs and traditions, weird habits
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Useful words
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- We take our shoes of inside schools
- Many of us use wool socks over ours normal socks
- When we go outside and it is dark, we use reflectors
- When we have breaks at school, we have to go outside
- When Finland wins in icehockey the whole country goes crazy
- Finns go winter swimming regulary
- Finns are crazy over cross country skiing
- The Finnish sauna is a hot room (60-120 C), you go there naked and sit on wooden benches
- You are allowed to pick mushrooms and berries in the forest
By the way, do you know the Moomintrolls ?
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Moi Hi!
Hei Hi!
Hei hei Bye Bye!
Moi moi Bye Bye!
Päivää Good day! Good afternoon!
Huomenta Good morning!
Kiitos Thanks!
Ole hyvä You're welcome
(after someone thanks you)
Miten menee? How are you? How's life? etc.
Mitä kuuluu? How are you? What's up? etc.
Anteeksi... Sorry...
Saisinko... Could I get...
Joo Yes
Ei No
Kyllä Yes
Koulu School
Koti Home
Leipä Bread
Jäätelö Ice-cream
Tervetuloa Welcome
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punainen - red
sininen - blue
vihreä - green
harmaa - grey
musta - black
valkoinen - white
liila - lila, violet
keltainen - yellow
oranssi - orange
ruskea - brown
vaalean... - light...
tumman... - dark...
vaaleansininen - lightblue
tummansininen - darkblue
pinkki - pink
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suklaa - chocolate
vanilja - vanilla
mansikka - strawberry
mustikka - blueberry, bilberry
Comic Panel 1
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