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Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... I've been to were in worse shape than this.
We easily found a blue metro machine and bought a 24 hour pass for 8 Euros each. That gave us access to buses, trams, and the metro line. You don't want to have to dig for change each time you take transportation so getting a pass is a no-brainer.
Deanne saw the warning signs in me when I'm too hungry or tired and split a Kind bar with me. I get a little loopy and grumpy when that ...
First full day in Helsinki today. Continues to be a surprising city with contrasting buildings from scandanavian, Eastern European and Russian influences. We went to the natural history museum this morning which a brilliant - lots of dinosaurs and stuffed animals..... Then we headed to Temppeliaukio Church which is built into a rock outcrop. It was quite amazing that they had fashioned a whole ...
... us right next to the market was the ferry terminal where we were able to jump on board for a quick 15 minute ride over to the Island Fortress of Suomenlinna.
Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and home to some very interesting Finnish history. It was originally built by the Swedish when they controlled Finland in the mid-18th century as a military stronghold and ...
... was tough, you haven't encountered its cousin language Finnish. Impossibly long strings of vowels have created pronunciation nightmares and lots of giggles.
For dinner, we wandered about until we found a little cafe with an outdoor terrace. It was Monday night, so the city seemed pretty quiet and a lot of places were closed, but we had a nice meal and felt restored.
Watch out, Helsinki; the Badgers are here.
After dinner, we headed back to ...
... with bags off so quickly (last on, first off!) and no passport control at all. We decided to get the Finnair bus into the city and Andy found the right stop and our apartment block at Toolo Towers, University of Helsinki accommodation for visiting academics. It was a nice change to have a modern, Ikea-furnished flat and the city itself has a very different feel to France. It definitely feels more eastern European and is the furthest north ...
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