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Date: 02/06/2014
Source: FICC

A camping holiday in Finland is the high point of summer
The 81st F.I.C.C. Rally will be organised in Pori, Finland. The event will be a major gathering of camping enthusiasts with plenty of activities and all the usual creature comforts on offer. This camping holiday in Finland has it all: a great camping programme, like-minded people and a fantastic venue in the middle of a city.

Best camping holiday ever
The host of this, the 81st F.I.C.C. Rally, is SF-Caravan a very dynamic club that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the F.I.C.C. Rally is an important part of its festivities. Finland is hosting an F.I.C.C. Rally for the fourth time and it promises top-class facilities, excellent infrastructure and a great atmosphere which is why the motto of the rally is “The Best Rally Ever”.

The rally area at Kirjurinluoto
The venue for the 81st F.I.C.C. Rally is 242 kilometres from Helsinki, Finland’s capital. The area is located on the west coast of Finland in Pori, a lively city of 100,000 residents boasting plenty of attractions and things to do.
The event will take place in a park area called Kirjurinluoto in the middle of the city. The rally venue is a beautiful, flat well-tended riverside area on the banks of the Kokemäenjoki. This site is well-known for its many and varied attractions for both children and adults. These include the Satakunta Botanical Information Centre and its didactic garden, minigolf courses, nature trails of various lengths and a big adventure play park for children. The park also has a sandy beach, a summer café and a kiosk. Kirjurinluoto’s summer restaurant is the official event restaurant for the F.I.C.C. Rally. Kirjurinluoto will be a top quality camping area with modern services and facilities.

Kirjurinluoto is located just one kilometre from the centre of Pori. The beautiful riverside landscape of the nearby Eteläranta is a popular recreation spot. Lots of shops, cafés and restaurants, a plaza and the old market hall line the pedestrian street leading to the city centre. The 6 kilometre-long Yyteri beach is just 18 kilometres from the city centre and is considered to be one of the best sandy beaches of the Nordic countries.
Rally Programme
People of all ages were taken into account when planning and setting up the programme for the event so it includes interesting events, get-togethers, live music, excursions, fitness, sports, dancing, entertainment, theatre, driving skills events and all sorts of competitions.

Excursion schedule
Pori Regional Tourist Agency MAISA has created a schedule of interesting excursions which take you to see the city and the sea as well as the surrounding region. Prior booking for excursions is essential – you can do so when registering for the rally.

Finland for campers
Finland is fantastic country for camping. In Finland, you can really experience and enjoy peace and quiet. Summers are warm and it stays light at night. The clean environment and the thousands of lakes are a part of the beautiful Finnish landscape that you will never forget. An excellent road network covers the whole country and the calm traffic makes driving pleasant. The leisurely pace also gives the driver a chance to see the surrounding countryside. The country’s modern and extensive campsite network enjoys great locations that are usually near to water. It is also good to remember that tap water is drinkable. You can easily continue your holiday northwards as far as Nordkapp (North Cape). On the way, you can discover Lapland and its reindeers − and meet Santa Claus, of course. You can choose one − or all − of Finland’s four areas: Lapland in the north, the lakes, the coast and archipelago or Helsinki of course.

The 81st FICC Rally has its own Internet page full of continuously updated information. The page offers plenty of information on Finland and the F.I.C.C. Rally location, for example, and suggestions on getting to and around Finland. It also includes the daily event programme and the diverse schedule of excursions. Sign up for the F.I.C.C. Rally through your own club.