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March 28–29: Rovaniemi to Helsinki

Finally, the night train back to Helsinki.

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The trusty Aurises (Aures? Aurii?) after we parked them at the Rovaniemi rental and bid adieu.

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We had a fair amount of time to kill in Rovaniemi, so we walked around and went to a bar and then to a pizzeria.

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The moon was more visible by now.

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You can see the whole orb of the moon thanks to Earthglow hitting the shaded part of the moon's surface.

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The library all aglow.

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Looking down into the railyard.

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Back on the rails, passing through Oulu.

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Impression of a building we were zipping by.

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At dawn, passing through Tampere, a main city that we would visit later.

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An impressive Orthodox church.

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Hämeen Linna (Tavastia Castle), which we would also visit soon, and for which the adjacent town of Hämeenlinna is named.

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Here's the Hämeenlinna station.

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This is fog, not a blizzard. It was balmy (though dreary) in southern Finland that morning.

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More fog as we were closing in on Helsinki.

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This is one of a couple of old houses prominently visible above the tracks just outside of town.

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After arrival, back at the platforms.

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I found this newly constructed tunnel, for protecting passers-by from upcoming construction work to the adjacent building, on Aleksanterinkatu while walking to the tram stop from the station.