Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... July as part of the Western Russia tour, and I thought Helsinki warranted a bit more time to get to know it better. (This is last year’s entry about Helsinki: http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-e ntries/wayfgrrl/7/1373864606/tpod.html. )
I settled into my home-for-a-week, downtown studio flat and went in search of groceries, just down the block. It’s the season for berries and green peas! ...
... was clean, spacious and had a free sauna in the mornings. Cannot complain! Plus the breakfast and evening meals were reasonably priced, breakfast being 8 euros and main meals around the 12 euro mark.
Back to the adventuring! If its a hot sunny day, take the boat from the Harbourside market square and travel to Suomelinna. On the way you can look back at the Helsinki coastline which stretches further than the eye can see. Once on the island, make ...
... day for high school and college students in Finland. Many of the young people wear what look like sailors caps to signify this event in their lives.
From the square we walked to the major shopping precinct of the city of Helsinki. The group stopped to look at Havis Amanda, the lovely mermaid statue and fountain just west of the fish market. The statue was designed in 1906 and is commonly regarded as the symbol of Helsinki. Further along the street were beautiful ...
... Sw) by ferry. In fact, you spend more time waiting to drive onto the ferry and then unload at the other side! Now it was time to start exploring Sweden. Yes, we wanted to go to Stockholm, but there is so much more to see in Sweden. On our way north to our first campsite, we decided to stop for coffee at a small roadside place. At this place, we saw some brochures for an Elk Park (aka Moose Park). We decided that we just HAD to see some Mooses ...
... Stockholm all went according to plan, the same can't be said, however, of our arrival in Helsinki! Rather than bore you with the details, I will let you put together your own version of events from the following key works.
Two tired travellers - freezing wind - the wrong address for the apartment - an incorrect phone number on the 'help' sheet - a key stuck in a door (the wrong door) - trying to locate ...
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