Travel Blogs from Helsinki
June 13-20: Too much daylight! I'm convinced that people here don’t get enough sleep at this time of year. I was "inconvenienced" by the thin sheers covering the windows, when blackout drapes were what’s needed. Glad I at least had an eye mask. It’s disorienting when it doesn’t get really dark at night and is fully light before 4:00 a.m. Just a bit further north is the Land of the Midnight ...
Most other people go to Magaluf or Ibiza and party the night away in celebration of completing their university degrees....my friends and I go somewhere for a bit of culture.....we're not normal twenty-something year olds!
We decided to chill in Helsinki and Stockholm to celebrate our 1sts and 2:1s in style.
Just coming into the airports was amazing, instead of the patchwork fields that typify British airfields the way is lined with a ...
... walk. Finland is the home to many of the worlds best drivers with Helsinki being the birthplace of Mika Hakkinen, Mika Salo and Kimi Raikkonen although many of them now have residences in other parts of the world.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland, an elegant city of spectacular architecture, beautiful gardens and harbour side parks. Many styles from centuries past and present are represented here. In the heart of Helsinki is the bustling fish market, it is ...
... is that!!
So once we arrived in Helsingor, because of all the rain we were encountering, we woozed out and stayed in the local Youth Hostel, which used to be a Count’s Summer House – so on the other side of the lawn was beach and water! It was a great view, it was just a shame that the weather was so bad. As it was a self-catering set-up, we managed a bit of relaxed cooking and catching up on our Danish television! Yes, ...
... a crossing, you don't see bike riders smoking pipes and cigarettes.
Excellent hotel down near the harbour, a little bit of a walk but well worth it as it's in a very interesting old neighbourhood. And a Nepalese restaurant around the corner. Looking better all the time.
Quick orientation walk marred only the unexpected death of Mark's battery, so few pictures today,
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