The Dilemma of Free Flights…

Couple of days ago I checked out how much Finnair points I have and almost fainted. Apparently I have flown more than I would have ever guessed. My points are enough to get round-trip tickets to any European country or Dubai! Now there is one big question left…

Where should I travel?

As cheap person I have to travel somewhere usually expensive. It’s hard to decide so below I have listed some of my options. Where should I go?




Dubai sounds like dream but my mum said straight away she hopes I don’t go there alone. -My sister said how cool would it be to visit Dubai and I agree with her…- So should I listen my mum or take the “risk” and go. What I read about blogs, Dubai isn’t as dangerous and scary as it’s in our heads. So solo travel to Dubai… Dream or reality?

Dubai isn’t on my bucket list but that’s mainly because it seems so far away and too fancy for me. I didn’t know a lot about it before doing some research today. It’s quite expensive (or did I understand wrongly?) but I have got used to expensive in Finland…




I have visited charming Barcelona two or three times (I’m bad person and can’t recall which one) and this city has made me feel like home in its small labyrinth alleys. Of course there would be other cities to visit in Spain like the capital Madrid but I just don’t believe those would delight me like Barcelona.

The beaches are calling for me (and the warmth! Because in Finland we only have the cold…) The flights to Barcelona are usually quite cheap and that is the only reason keeping me away from the free flights to Barcelona.




I’m blaming all the bloggers currently writing about their trips to the Netherlands for adding this one on my list. Photogenic city with a lot of see and do. I would spend time just walking around admiring all the streets and buildings. And the Van Goh museum is place I would love to visit!




I have been three times in London but there is so much to see that it would be nice to go again. Last time was a couple of years ago and I didn’t see a lot because we only went to concert. The times before that I was so young (and with my family) so I couldn’t appreciate the city. Now when I have grown up going again would be interesting experience.




I have never been to Italy but it seems my kind of country. I haven’t decided with city would be best for me. Rome or Venice? I like the culture and architecture of Southern European countries. Many of my friends have visited Italy and everyone comes back with good experience.




First time I added Iceland to my bucket list was at primary school when we learned about it in school. (Of course at that time I hadn’t even heard about bucket lists but I knew that was place I wanted to visit at least once in my life time.)

But is there enough things to do if I want to spend longer time? And I don’t know if I want to go there and suffer from the cold.



This is going to be hard decision… There is so many places I would like to visit and choosing just one is impossible. I accept all suggestions and help so where should I visit? Which country would you like to see me writing about in this blog?

With mind full of wanderlust,

Viivi Severina


40 thoughts on “The Dilemma of Free Flights…

  1. Right now i am in the same situation and and i don’t where should i go first 🙂 , Could you advise where did you go first

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  2. I vote Iceland! I’ve just been there and fell in love with it. Even though it is a bit expensive, it is 100% worth it!
    You can check out my latest posts about Iceland too 🙂

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    1. Dubai sounds so different so even if I don’t go there now I will definitely someday 😀 Thanks for your vote! I haven’t still decided where to go… 🙂


  3. If you fancy Dubai check my recent blogs, because I have just returned from Dubai – there are three different blogs

    Ports of call
    The largest shopping Mall in the world
    Transport around Dubai
    I flew Finnair last year Bangkok to Venice & Barcelona to Bangkok – great flights, all via Helsinki of course.
    I used my FF points earlier this year with Qatar from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur – great airline.
    Which ever you pick have a great time!

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    1. Hello and thanks for commenting. I will go and check out your blog because those posts seem interesting. I’m glad you liked Finnair’s flights. Happy travels for you! 🙂


  4. If you like nature – Iceland is a must! Was there for 9 nights and it wasn’t enough. Planning my trip back again. I’m totally nature addict and not hot weather person, so for me it’s a paradise. If you are more into architecture then Iceland is not the place. Good luck with your choice 😉

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    1. I’m nature addict and not hot weather person too so maybe Iceland would be paradise for me too. Thanks for the insight! I followed your blog and am waiting to read more about your adventures (to Iceland and everywhere) 🙂

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  5. What a difficult dilemma indeed! Well with London you can never go wrong. Personally I would love to see Rome, I’ve never been and there’s so much history to see. But Iceland.. if your ticket is free, why not go there, it would be something new and amazing for photographs. I have only been to Reykjavik and loved it. It was a work trip and I was stupid not to book some extra days to explore more 😦 I have no idea if I’ll ever make it back. It will be windy but maybe you could go this summer or early Fall. Imagine visiting he cool outdoor swimming pools where the locals go! Blue Lagoon is only for tourists really but who could give it a miss? I think you’d need a week to explore all the cool places there. So to make a long story short, I vote Iceland!

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    1. Too many amazing places I want to visit! Iceland is definitely place I want to visit someday… Maybe I should really do it now 🙂 I think you should try to go there back too if you liked it. Thanks for your vote!

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    1. The choice is going to be hard but I will probably someday go to all those destinations so I just have to decide where to go first 🙂 Thank you for commenting! 🙂

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  6. My vote is for Amsterdam! Alongside the Van Gogh Museum you can visit the Rijksmuseum and roam around the Museumplein.

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    1. The flights to Iceland (from Finland) are pretty expensive normally so it would be good place to go now when I get free flights… Thanks for commenting 🙂

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