Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... to be on sale for flights outside the EU. Wandering up towards our gate, we saw the hamburger chain Max, promising to be the best burger in Sweden. And to be honest, it was actually a very good burger. If we're ever back in Sweden we'll be heading for the closest Max.
The flight was a bit delayed in leaving, but within the hour we had landed in a snowy Helsinki. It took forever for our bags to come off, we were the last ones left at the belt and for a little while ...
... my bus, then walked to the bus station. The assistant on the bus was really grumpy. He was reasonable young, probably in his early 20's. He told one lady off for trying to take a photo of the bus. He also made her wait to use the toilet.
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
I'm leaving Helsinki on a ferry to Russia now. It's dumb luck that I'm here because I'd heard about all the hassles and expenses of getting a Russian visa. But I was looking at a map this summer and planning on getting ...
... for an afternoon of sailing around the islands off Helsinki.
Our first impressions of the city en route to the marina was that it had so many trees especially in the suburbs. We were also taken by the number of boats - there seemed to be a marina around every corner. Onboard the yacht, we cracked the champagne then headed out through the islands to the open water. It was a glorious day and a wonderful ...
... and movement as you pass through. It was great for Orla until... some irritating Americans decided to follow us closely through the whole installation uttering insightful observations such as "Wild man!" in their nasal drawl. I employed the Finnish attitude to such distractions whilst Kate preferred her usual stance in such situations. A Wander through the quiet streets in the sun was really interesting, seeing the locals relaxing ...
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, Pismo Beach | Motelfrom $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