Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... took a bus to Turku. This brings me onto something I probably should have covered before but haven't - guess work. You'd be forgiven for thinking, judging by how rarely I miss a bus or get hopelessly lost, that every detail is planned perfectly. While I do plan things well and insane organisation is a skill I'm particularly proud of, there are some things that I just can't plan and I have to make pure assumptions, usually on the spot. In foreign language countries where I can't read ...
... south, covering the North German plain. Ahead of us were calm seas and clear blue skies. You could see the occasional low lying island, but nothing that could conceivably make us alter course. The Baltic was smooth as a millpond that day, nary a ripple. We made our way back to the 11th deck and had a leisurely breakfast, watching the sea and an occasional ship pass by. After breakfast we had a brief walk about deck, then I retired to the cabin to work on ...
... Minna could get home. It was so great to see her even though this was only the second time we had met. Hope fully we should see her a couple of more times in Helsinki before we leave. She invited us to her parents place to see somewhere outside Helsinki city and she is coming to the festival on Saturday and said we should go together. That evening we ...
... weather only lasting from May to October - the Fins like to make the most of summer while it lasts.
Our afternoon bus tour started at Esplanade Park which is the very popular main promenade by the harbour where residents come to enjoy the gardens and dine in the beautiful restaurants. The first stop was the very unusual Temppeliaukio Church which was quarried out of natural bedrock and completed in 1969 – quite a feat and very ...
... rainy weather – it must have followed us from Stockholm. Despite eating a little too much for dinner Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal lined up again for Breakfast. As you know Peter and I don’t eat breakfast but we joined them while they ate and were interested when a group of Chinese tourists sat at our table. It was fun to watch Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal trying to communicate with their new found friends as ...
Other places to stay in Helsinki
Taka-Töölö, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $145
- If modern is your wish
- Excelente ubicación, personal agradable
- Excellent location, friendly service
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $131
- No towels in a EUR 169,-- room
- Very Nice Hotel for the money
- OK Hotel
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- A bit over price
- Fantastic Hotel in a Fantastic City
- Fantastic hotel!...
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- A truly wonderful hotel.
- OK for one night!
- Highly recommended
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Perfect location, adequate hotel
- Loved the Marski
- Very average
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $141
Pasila, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $112
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- One of the Best
- Fantastic time!
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Love this hotel
- Slightly above avarage 3 stars
- Great Location, Great Service
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $138
- Friendly Staffs
- Excellant hotel
- Excellent service perfectly located
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $121
- Good value for money hotel
- Terrible breakfast
Kampinmalmi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $124
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $123
Ullanlinna, Helsinki | 5 star hotelfrom $195
- Loved the Kamp!
- Great Experience, except for service in the bar
- Scandinavia's Best!
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Fantastisches Holiday Inn
- Modern and central
- Fantastic Holiday Inn
Keskinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $116
Keskinen, Helsinki | 5 star hotelfrom $114
- Good location, dated rooms
- The other Helsinki Hilton
- Passabile, ma non fantastico
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $126
- Great rooms for great price in great location~
- We had a great stay at the Helka
- Very nice
Kampinmalmi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $146
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $136
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $141
- 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 $112
- Buena relación calidad-precio en el Hotel Arthur de Helsinki
- Nice city-hotel
- Ich warte auf wiedersehen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vatican City, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $192
- Great hotel with good prices
- Very nice design hotel
- Hätte nicht besser sein können
Vironniemi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Preis-Leistung und Lage großartig
- Great value and location
- A very nice hotel
Veromaentie 1, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $100