Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Asema Aukio 2, Helsinki, Southern Finland, 45100, Finland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Helsinki

Beautiful Coastline and Bays

A travel blog entry by khillski on Aug 05, 2014

22 photos

... The town is a pedestrian's delight, with everything convenient to the railroad station square, including the harbor, from which tour boats and ferries leave for many of the 300 islands around Helsinki.

Even though walking is the natural way to see the city, the public transportation here is excellent. We opted for a combination of the two, a tram to the Töölö part of town (northeast) and a walk back to the ship which was docked at Katajanokanranta near ...

Sunshine, Ice, and Vodka

A travel blog entry by danasaffel on Jul 19, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... known for in the US other than Finlandia vodka, but we have learned that Nokia is a Finnish company and Finland supposedly has the highest cell phones per captia. (By theway, Absolut Vodka is Swedish. Needless to say when in Sweden or Finland, we drank the "local" liquor!!) Our adventure of the day included the Helsinki Highlights and Ice bar Winter Wonderland tour. We got to see the major sights of the city, learn about the culture, and ...

Take to the Sea!

A travel blog entry by jaclyn.brian on Jun 26, 2014

2 comments, 32 photos

... into a trip knowing I wouldn't get to see enough of a city. For this trip, I hadn't even bothered to look at a map of Helsinki in advance. When Ignacio and Sofia expressed some apprehension at this course of action, I said, shrugging, "These day trips just have a tendency of working out."

Case in point: Anniina had prepared a meticulous itinerary, one that included a walk through downtown, a restaurant for lunch, a couple of pubs, and a few other attractions we could ...

Hi-ho-Helsinki

A travel blog entry by runewoodman on Jun 25, 2014

5 photos

Helsinki was lovely. We took a harbour cruise, and sat inside because it was still very cold and I was still unwell, but feeling better than I was in St Petersburg.

After two photos the the battery on the camera ran out.

The people in Helsinki were lovely - ...

Travel blog. Entry 2. The long road to Beijing

A travel blog entry by sarlexpovend on May 05, 2014

3 comments, 28 photos

... with a score of 48 points). We finally boarded the plane at 11.55pm local time. I immediately made myself comfortable under the complementary fleece blanket, and got my neck pillow and eye mask in situ and got off to sleep fairly speedily. I was awoken an hour later by Alex to find out we were still on the tarmac at Helsinki airport and the flight had been cancelled. We were promptly off-boarded........ What followed was an anxious night with little sleep and a 24 hour wait in ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Eteläinen area of Helsinki, is near Esplanade, The Railway Station (Rautatieasema), Heitalahti Flea Market, and Forum Shopping Center.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent