Travel Blogs from Helsinki
Today we got to spend a few hours in Helsinki, Finland. It was our first truly sunny day on this trip and it was beautiful. We took a ferry out to Suomenlinna Fortress. This is a six island fortress built in the1700s to protect the region from the Russians. We walked through the grounds of the two main islands. There were a lot of great views on the fortress itself and of Helsinki.
... exhibit. That's pretty much all I saw as it is unfortunately having the roof restored so the 3rd floor exhibits are currently closed. I then got a late lunch and headed back to the apartment for a while to add some extra layers to head out for the afternoon and evening. This afternoon I caught the tram back into town and did a whole loop around the city checking out the sights. There is a pub tram which we should ...
... we were surprised when they said we could have a room straight away. It was only €45 a night. The room was brightly decorated but there was a slightly unpleasant smell which had disappeared by the end of the day. We then decided we had some time for breakfast at the hotel. It was simply but quick and effective. €5.50 per person. After breakfast we went to the boat. We took the exhausting root over the Linnahall, a ...
Our last morning was mainly taken up with preparing for the ferry to Estonia which we are on at the moment. It was cool to sail out rough some of the 600 Islands which are dotted around the Helsinki coastline. The sea here is really cold, it looks black, rather than blue or green and is very choppy and ominous looking! Next stop, Estonia.
Lots of love,
Emma and Tom
... spectacle but arriving in Helsinki wasn't a moment I wanted to miss photographically. Finland, at last. Two of my favourite racing drivers of all time - Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen - are both Finnish and it's a country I've wanted to visit for some time.
Disembarkation was the usual free-for-all whereby women, who I'd normally give right of way to by default, try to push through and end up meeting resistance, therefore making less progress than they would if they'd ...
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