Travel Blogs from Helsinki
Well today is the last day of holiday. I cannot believe that I have been away for five weeks. It has gone incredibly quickly and looking back through some photos I have seen quite a few sights to say the least! I went to pick up Chijioke, Tony and Vitus ( *****ian Principals) from their motel and we walked down to the Portside markets. We caught a boat ride that went around the waterways and canals. It was beautiful to see the sights ...
... passing the sculpture of The Three Smiths in the little square on the corner of Mannerheimintie. This was created by Felix Nylund in 1932 and rumour has it that if a virgin passes a hammer will hit the anvil. They’re all naked so I have started referring to it as The Three Nude Dudes.
Crossing the tram tracks I did indeed find a cluster of nice quiet little bars in a comparatively quite street. I started at a place called Vin Vin with a glass of Cava for 7.5 ...
... but they'd fallen short of the mark. Fid and I sat and stressed over returning to the boat in time, though calmed somewhat by the Franziskaner - the girls raided Stockmann once more before collecting us for the return to the boat.
The people are nice, the food is odd but nice enough, the architecture rivals Germany in the boring stakes. I don't know that we'd rush back, but it's great to have seen it for ourselves, where else can you eat Rudolf?
... missed our planned 3:05 ferry back to the mainland since the kids were having so much fun but we had to catch the 3:45. That gave us a little time to explore the harbor's open air market right at the foot of the Presidential Palace and beautiful Russian Orthodox Church. The market itself had roughly a dozen vendors in canvas tents selling local delectables and souvenirs. We stopped at one of the grills who offered us a special deal ...
... is a must see in Helsinki, the dome is made of coiled copper and with the sun on it, looks brilliant. The organ’s pipes are also exposed to view and made of brass, beautiful too.
We bought ourselves two new pairs of jeans in a Finish fashion store, so we can look a bit presentable in Denmark, where we are headed for Sara and Tom’s wedding. Sara was our Danish daughter for a year when she did ...
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 $116
- Friendly Staffs
- Excellant hotel
- Excellent service perfectly located
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Love this hotel
- Slightly above avarage 3 stars
- Great Location, Great Service
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
Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki | 5 star hotel
- 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