What to do in Helsinki

Old May 1st, 2008, 03:06 AM
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What to do in Helsinki

We will have one cruise ship length day in Helsinki at the end of May. What should we be sure to do or see?
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Old May 1st, 2008, 03:39 AM
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You may get some ideas from my phototravelogue of two visits to the city: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&x=0&y=-95hdl3
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Old May 1st, 2008, 03:59 AM
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For sure go in the city and explore, walk around. Helsinki is a very modern city with some nice spots for great views, maninly around the harbor. There is the Suomenlinna Fortress nearby that you get to by ferry. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but frankly, I didn't care much for it to be honest. If I only had a day in Helsinki, I certainly would just wander around the city centre, take the views from the Helsinki Cathedral (gorgeous building!), go to the National Museum and take in the hustle and bustle at the Harbor Market. Pray for good weather
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Old May 1st, 2008, 06:52 AM
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Hi H,

Lovely city, but it;s been some time since I was last there.

Look it up under "Destinations".

Enjoy your visit.

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Old May 1st, 2008, 07:58 AM
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Senate Square, Ltheran Cathedral
Church in the Rock
Helsinki City Museum
Upenski Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Market Square
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Old May 10th, 2008, 04:51 AM
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Thanks so much everyone! Especially thank you SemiMike for the photo album. I'm about halfway through it (dial-up is soooo slow) but it has my husband and me very excited about our day there! I've printed out Abram's list too and will that as a guide. Viajero2's notes too are SO helpful!
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The art is not to everyone's taste but we enjoyed the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
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