Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... had five days in town but didn’t overdo it: I walked through the Botanic Garden, along the lakes and around town, photographing the interesting buildings; attended two short organ recitals, one in the Old Church and one in Helsinki Cathedral, and a Sibelius event in the Music Hall; visited the City Museum and the National Museum; frequented an excellent veg restaurant and the ale house down the street; and ...
... lengths and is an icon to behold. Take a wander around the park it is set in, there is a sweet riverside along with resident Geese to see.
There is also the rock church, with a magnificent organ set inside a rock cavern. The acoustics are wonderful and it is a spectacle to behold the way it has been carved to maintain authenticity and atmosphere whilst being functional for church use.
To feel like an Olympian, continue on to ...
... This is surrounded by a circle of ceiling windows that allow those inside to see the sky or snow outside. The walls of the church are the natural rock formed from blasting during construction which started in February, 1968. The resulting roughness and asymmetry of the granite and crystalline rock is aesthetically beautiful. During the peak summer season the church receives up to 8,000 visitors a day while remaining an active church and community resource for the city.
... Chef on The Muppets! After our yummy lunch we continued to our first campground which was near one of the two big lakes in Sweden, near a town called Jonkoping (pronounced Yurnshurping!!). Great place to camp, right on the shores of the lake but it was a shame about the rain. We met some lovely Swedish people and had a great couple of days there. We visited the world’s only Matchstick Museum – it turns out that Jonkoping was the main ...
... know in the morning. Our flight for London departs early tomorrow morning, and we have a Yotel room booked at Heathrow to hopefully recharge our battery for the final leg to Calgary. Two highlights of the day - the baths used to be segregated which by design encouraged nude bathing. They have recently become coed, so no nudity. However, one middle aged man seemed to forget this, ...
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