Academica Summer Hostel

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, Southern Finland, 00100, Finland | 2 star hostel
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Travel Blogs from Helsinki

Beautiful Coastline and Bays

A travel blog entry by khillski on Aug 05, 2014

22 photos

... marble walls bring a Mediterranean element to this northern land.

Standing on the hill at the end of Market Square is Uspenski Cathedral, a striking exception to Helsinki's general architectural style. After the Russians defeated the Swedes in 1809 they decided that a major Orthodox cathedral was needed in Helsinki. The result was this massive church, designed by Aleksi Gornostajev in the Russian Byzantine style, and built on a site previously reserved for ...

From France to Finland

A travel blog entry by wearn4nz on Aug 02, 2014

... Scandinavian countries, bordering Russia along it's eastern border. St Petersburg is only a short ferry ride from Helsinki in the south. We walked out a short way for dinner which included some good Finnish beer and Andy had a lovely piece of salmon. The boys and I had delicious pizzas (it's so nice to finally feel better after a week of a grumbling tummy and to enjoy the taste of food again!) which were so enormous we had a doggie bag to ...

Bruce

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen on Jul 17, 2014

4 comments, 5 photos

Yesterday I arranged to meet Jenny at the "Bear Statue" for a tour of Helsinki. I asked if could bring my couch surfing host, Dmitry, and she said that was fine. Dmitry doesn't have a car, he takes public transport everywhere, but he opted to go into town with me on the bike instead. Google Maps directed us to directly out the front of the bear statue, I parked the bike on the footpath where I hoped I wouldn't get a ticket, and we waited for Jenny. ...

9323 kilometres later, and chunder on the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cemewa on Feb 01, 2014

15 photos


We departed Berlin with a photo from the car of Mies van der Rohe's building for the National Gallery in Berlin. We drove to Strasbourg where we were scheduled to return our lease car at the airport at 10 the following morning. We checked-in to the Ibis directly across from the Strasbourg train station, which looks like the Mother Ship. We posted a package and some postcards and took a walk in the old town. Strasbourg is in the Alsace so there is ...

Sail Away

A travel blog entry by funkymonk on Sep 13, 2013

... br> But as it was, I was on foot so I went straight into the terminal and checked in, an easy and painless process when compared to flying. You just show your passport and a print-out of the booking confirmation email. Assuming it is your passport and not one belonging to a dead person that you picked up in a Latvian black market, you get issued with a credit-card sized boarding ticket and that's it. Thinking back, I reckon this is the first ferry I've been on during this whole ...