Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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... to the airport and we made good time, getting dropped off at about 10:50am. The airport was quite busy and even though our check-in hadn't opened, there was a queue of maybe 30 people. By the time check-in opened at 11am, the queue had snaked around a number of times and was virtually out the door.
We checked in fine and our luggage was going straight through to Helsinki. David made it through the security check with a manual search, but he did make sure to pack ...
We have started our journey today at 12 from Tallinn port with Eckeroline ferry to Helsinki (FYI 17 € per person if you got Säästukaart, which was not even asked for at check-in). Now it is around 22:30 and we have arrived to Helsinki airport. It looks kind of deserted at this hour and most of the shops are closed. Still the major shops in the non-EU gate area are open :-)
We had to pass security check (no problems there) and then passport control which I ...
... and stores where I can buy my water bottles.
I stepped out for a walk and supper only after 7pm at which time the sun made an appearance. It's going to be a rainy week, in fact, the regions I'm visiting are being hit by a system causing bad weather.
So far I haven't seen anything special. The city is small, clean and looks empty, feels safe and comfortable. There are many tourists and most locals speak ...
... I really like. Also, Finland is known for their saunas. Apparently, there is a sauna for every two people living in Finland. They do polar bear plunges in icy water, too, and then go right back in the sauna. They also love their ice cream, no matter how cold it is outside.
On my first morning in Helsinki, I went on a generic city tour as a SAS field program. Those kinds of tours are great to get a general overview and sense of where things are so when you explore on your ...
... in the rock! The first time I saw Soumenlinna, it was in winter and it was Narnia, with everything covered in snow. Today it showed itself as the fortress, with cannons set up all around. We had a lovely, relaxing walk, followed by lunch at a cafe by the sea, where they made up the salad to suit your taste. The potato salad was delicious! We had a quick look at the market near the ferry terminal, but they were incredibly expensive! A little reindeer ...