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Since we had to fly out of Helsinki anyway, we decided to make a weekend of it an go a day early.
Our hostel was in the Olympic Stadium of 1952. It was pretty cool and we actually got upgraded to an apartment which was nice since we had all our stuff with us. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great while we were there but we managed. …
Ashliegash stayed here on Sep 24, 2009 during their trip titled: Ashliegash's Great Adventure.
Sailing through the many islands of Finland was quite amazing. On board a mega ten deck car ferry within metres of inhabited small islands, casting a shadow like a tall skyscraper is very sureal. The sun was warm and the skies were clear, what a nice welcome to Finland after having 12c and rain in Stockholme.
... around the ship before returning to our cabin, situated in the lower bowels of the vessel. No one was outside at 1:00 in the morning (possibly because it was windy and cold), and it was an incredibly tranquil experience, with nothing around but seawater and orange sunlight on the northern horizon. Standing on the deck looking out at the water, I couldn't help but reflect on the end of our time in Europe and the fact that our lives were, once again, about to change drastically.
Followed the Lonely Planet walking tour for Helsinki. Visited a few cathedrals, saw a high school talent show in the park, and ate some horrible Finnish version of KFC. Prepared to enter Russia the following day.
Earlier in the week we purchased tickets to Lappeenanta, where we planned to do some canoeing. The weather however was not participating. Unable to get a refund we went there anyway and then immediately caught the bus to Vyborg ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCumulus Olympia Helsinki
Good hostel. Probably the cheapest one in the expensive city of Helsinki, but a good one. Staff was nice and so were the rooms.
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