March 28–29: Rovaniemi to Helsinki
Finally, the night train back to Helsinki.
The trusty Aurises (Aures? Aurii?) after we parked them at the Rovaniemi rental and bid adieu.
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.
The moon was more visible by now.
You can see the whole orb of the moon thanks to Earthglow hitting the shaded part of the moon's surface.
The library all aglow.
Looking down into the railyard.
Back on the rails, passing through Oulu.
Impression of a building we were zipping by.
At dawn, passing through Tampere, a main city that we would visit later.
An impressive Orthodox church.
Hämeen Linna (Tavastia Castle), which we would also visit soon, and for which the adjacent town of Hämeenlinna is named.
Here's the Hämeenlinna station.
This is fog, not a blizzard. It was balmy (though dreary) in southern Finland that morning.
More fog as we were closing in on Helsinki.
This is one of a couple of old houses prominently visible above the tracks just outside of town.
After arrival, back at the platforms.
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.