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Finland water - Is it as safe as you think?

WaterFinland is a great place to get a nice cool glass of tap water.But it wasn’t always the case.Thirty years ago the pulp paper factories were pumping all kinds of awful in the local rivers and lakes.The drinking wat

Finland darkness - A Vampire's paradise?

How do you think you’d go if you had to live for three months if near complete darkness?Do you think it would affect your mood? Do you think you’d sleep a lot more? That perhaps you might get a little depressed?Well

How to deal with bears and bugs in Finland

You might not believe this but moose are killers.Every year in Finland they senselessly cause the death of 10 people a year – and injure another 300 others.Ok, Ok, it’s not quite what you think.These deaths are caus

Recommended vaccinations for Helsinki

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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