Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Helsinki Finland Information

To Lauren and all interested Finland Searchers:

Helsinki is a great place to visit.
You are right Finland is considered an out of the way place and much more rustic than the rest of Scandanavia which alot of the time is not even called part of Scandanavia. I think that in my opinon it is one of the best places to visit and is not so touristy but very tech savy as Nokia is there. Most people visit Sweden Denmark and Norway.
Many sights that should be checked out are the following:
1.The Church that is built in the Rock,
2.The Olympic Stadium and Museum 3.Marketplace near the interesting waterfront.
4, Great winter clothing store.
5. Stockman's Department Store
Helsinki has a colorful sort of Eastern European architecture as Finland was once owned by Russia.
Up from the waterfront is a park up in the hills with a great view of the water.
The people are extremely friendly.
If you like Vodka with berries you
are in luck. There are many vodka bars.
Also if you will be in Finland do take the fast boat to Tallinn Estonia, Very close. I went to Stockholm on my last trip to Helsinki and this time I am going to Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Also do go to St.Petersburg. Everyone that I have talked to that has been there loves it and calls it the Paris of the North. The overnight Ferry
Silja to Stockholm is a must and stay in the old section Gamla Stan. Expensive but worth it.
Check the duty free shop on board and buy Fazer the famous Finish chocolate. The boat is state run so you pay for your berth and pay extras for food and fun but the fare to Sweden is very reasonable.
The feel there reminds me of Old Paris. It is really beautiful and great people. Have a great time in Finland.

No Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Swiss lakes with elderly relatives
  2. 2 Garmisch Partenkirchen Christmas packing list
  3. 3 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  4. 4 Have you recently visited Copenhagen?
  5. 5 First timers travelling through Italy, Switzerland and France in Feb/March
  6. 6 Trip Report Oct. 2014 in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenagro and Bosnia-Herzegovina: TR
  7. 7 Paris Perfect: Which Apt for Honeymoon?
  8. 8 First cut at Andalusia itinerary 15 nights
  9. 9 Rome Areas to stay
  10. 10 Paris French Language School - Help me decide:
  11. 11 Pleasant Perches from which to Ponder Paris?
  12. 12 Trip Report A nine day whirl through Istanbul and Cappadocia
  13. 13 Sicily in May 2015 Itinerary Question
  14. 14 Versailles-How Long to Plan for a Visit to Trianons
  15. 15 Suggestions for Munich in early December
  16. 16 Trip Report Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice with 4 teenagers, 1 kid, 19 days perfect!
  17. 17 December vacation help, 2 weeks - southern Italy or Spain or other?
  18. 18 Careful now in train stations even after security
  19. 19 Amsterdam + Alps + Tuscany in 2 weeks
  20. 20 St Germain
  21. 21 When to go to Sicily
  22. 22 Wengen to Torino?
  23. 23 Suggestions for places to stay on Madeira, but not Funchal? And driving?
  24. 24 Lakes District UK
  25. 25 Vicenza and Padua (Palladian villas) without a car
View next 25 » Back to the top