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Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... where we needed to catch the tram to the St Peterline terminal, but thought we'd have one more go finding a backpack, as it wasn't easy carrying our goods in a normal bag. Left Allan with a cappuccino outside an upmarket bakery while I went into the main city shopping mall, not really expecting to be successful, but how surprised was I when I found a cheap shop that had exactly what we were looking for! Less than 10 minutes and I'd returned as ...
... most of CCR's catalog, etc.) and lamented a life spent traveling the open sea on a boat generally filled with Finnish senior citizens.
Upon arriving in Helsinki the next morning, we disembarked and met our friend Anniina (whom we had last seen in Vienna a year prior). While I tend to like having at least a vague plan when visiting new places, our approaches to day trips have always been looser. A day doesn't afford a whole lot of time for exploring, and I've never wanted ...
... the museum was in the old shop that supplied everything required to the workers in the old community that was built around an Iron Foundry. The museum showed how life was for the workers (tough!) and the basic methods that were used to do the work. They had a lot of information about the Forced Labourers but sadly, there was nothing in English – even the single Museum volunteer on duty spoke no English! But, despite these difficulties, we enjoyed ...
The second day we had a slow start and went for brunch at a nearby café. The cafés seem to be very popular in Helsinki! The lunch buffets offer mostly salad, while the breakfast buffet offered almost anything you could imagine. It was so busy with locals which was nice. Then we went and caught the ferry to the Suomenlinna Island where the historic fort is located. Now and days, a few people also live on this island.
... to go to Burger King. BIG MISTAKE! Fast food is really cheap (considering the expensive food in the markets) and I was in a queue for three quartes of an hour. And every BK I walked past seemed to have a queue as long as this one, so try to avoid those places if you go to Helsinki.
I spent the evening in the hostel for it was getting really cold outside and met some nice people from all over the world who I played cards with and after all ...
Other places to stay in Helsinki
Taka-Töölö, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- If modern is your wish
- Excelente ubicación, personal agradable
- Excellent location, friendly service
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- A bit over price
- Fantastic Hotel in a Fantastic City
- Fantastic hotel!...
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- No towels in a EUR 169,-- room
- Very Nice Hotel for the money
- OK Hotel
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- A truly wonderful hotel.
- OK for one night!
- Highly recommended
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- Perfect location, adequate hotel
- Loved the Marski
- Very average
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $159
Pasila, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $141
- One of the Best
- Fantastic time!
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Love this hotel
- Slightly above avarage 3 stars
- Great Location, Great Service
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- Friendly Staffs
- Excellant hotel
- Excellent service perfectly located
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $127
- Good value for money hotel
- Terrible breakfast
Kampinmalmi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $132
Ullanlinna, Helsinki | 5 star hotelfrom $184
- Loved the Kamp!
- Great Experience, except for service in the bar
- Scandinavia's Best!
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Fantastisches Holiday Inn
- Modern and central
- Fantastic Holiday Inn
Keskinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $121
Keskinen, Helsinki | 5 star hotelfrom $119
- Good location, dated rooms
- The other Helsinki Hilton
- Passabile, ma non fantastico
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Great rooms for great price in great location~
- We had a great stay at the Helka
- Very nice
Kampinmalmi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $159
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $159
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $137
- Not so good as they say!
- PERFECT IN EVERY WAY! LOTS OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND EXCELLENT FRIENDLY STAFF!
- Loved GLO!
Vironniemi, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $93
- Buena relación calidad-precio en el Hotel Arthur de Helsinki
- Nice city-hotel
- Ich warte auf wiedersehen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vatican City, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $172
- Great hotel with good prices
- Very nice design hotel
- Hätte nicht besser sein können
Vironniemi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- Preis-Leistung und Lage großartig
- Great value and location
- A very nice hotel
Veromaentie 1, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $105