Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... we walk and search and find our bed and breakfast. Two charming girls welcome us, and before we know it, we spend a couple of hours in the kitchen, listening to their stories about the financial aid to Greece (useless, for we will never get it back, and Greece will not improve with it) the consequences of it (reduced funding for education and social services in Finland), forest management and business laws. Quite some information on the inside of ...
... out of the sight of land. We had one stop at Mariehamn on an island off the Finland coast to set down and pick up passengers and cars. Eleven and a half hours went really quickly and we enjoyed our trip, or one day cruise as Neville called it.
We stayed the night at a rest area about halfway between Turku and Helsinki.
We returned to the ship so that we could begin the dreaded activity of PACKING. Because the suitcases have to be outside the door at 10 PM, the challenge is to keep out a) the stuff we'll need tonight and b) the stuff we'll wear tomorrow. We usually manage to forget something, but we did well this time.
It was further complicated by an invitation to dinner in a private restaurant (Privee), located on the top ...
... the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Designed by the Russian architect Aleksei M. Gornostajev, the Cathedral is framed by Tove Janssons Park. The redbrick edifice combines Eastern and Western influences: the facade represents classic Slavic traditions. Then on to Helsinki Cathedral where we climbed up the steps to look over Senate Square. It was covered in shipping containers and a stage. Senate Square and its surroundings form a unique and ...
... half an hour trying to get wifi, before boarding and setting sail at 5pm.
For the first time, straight after Video Girl got on board, she went straight up to the Windjammer Cafe and had a cup of tea and scones as she wrote her blog watching the the ship leave the harbour.
She berated herself whilst stuffing her face.
She can do that very successfully.
She has had plenty of practice.
Maybe one ...
Other places to stay in Helsinki
Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- 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
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