Long cold winters mean that Helsinki, the capital of Finland, comes doubly alive in the summer. The snow melts away from the bike trails linking the city and outdoor cafes spring up everywhere. This is a great time to visit Suomenlinna, a fascinating sea fortress dating to the mid-1700s. Traditional saunas (try cooling off outdoors in the winter for a bracing thrill) are available for a cleansing sweat, perhaps necessary after partying on Helsinki’s islands and peninsulas during one of its yearly festivals like Vappu, a carnival-esque bacchanal. English and Swedish are widely spoken, and the architecture calls for mind a mini St. Petersburg (a role Helsinki has played in more than one film). The Ateneum art museum represents one of the most significant collections in Finland, or check out the Sibelius Monument, a tribute to the native composer, which resembles giant organ pipes fused together. Look for the Market Halls open year round to sample Finnish treats including beaver sausage and smoked fish. European capital which is relatively unassuming but fascinating in its own right, Helsinki has a personality all its own.
_We***49this church cant be miss . is near donwtown and is walking distance from the port as well. Do avoid noon time as it get crowded with all the tour bus . As for the church it is Grand and impressive exterior with a huge open plaza in the front. When on top of the steps, you get great views of Helsinki. Interior is a bit more muted and spartan but tastefully done. The organ is beautiful and shows really well inside the church. The pulpit and altar have simple, clean lines and are both very elegant. Allow about 30-45 mins for a visit.
E33***72A refreshing design from the usual European churches/cathedral. This church is carved out from a rock and its unique UFO exterior design is a must see for architecture buffs! Doesn’t take long - about 30mins to explore and right in town.
关裕年guanyunianThere is an inland park in Helsinki, Sibelius Park, named after the famous Finnish musician Sibelius. This place has an inland lake with beautiful swans and seagulls. There are many things to see here. The natural scenery is worth seeing.
Karen晓喵Suomenlinna (Suomenlinna), built on a series of small islands off Helsinki, is a masterpiece designed by Ocostin. Built more than 250 years ago, it is one of the largest coastal defense military fortresses in the world and the most important and famous attraction in Finland. Suomenlinna also has churches, military camps, city gates and other places of interest, as well as rare maritime military relics in the world.
E31***18This is not a fancy train station but it is perfectly located in the city center and has all the amenities you would want, including cafes and a pub. Check out the food trucks around the station on weekends.
Jan 19, 2021 Helsinki Weather:Clouds, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:96%, Sunrise/Sunset:09:03/16:00
Helsinki Driving:Suitable, Running:Not Recommended, Cycling:Not Recommended
Lovely to walk around. My favorite thing was going to see the reindeer! Try to avoid taxis. A lot of them are dishonest. Other than that, enjoy!
The colorful, clean, and minimalist seaside city of Helsinki has much to offer visitors. You’ll notice right away how nature-filled and peaceful the capital is, especially because a whopping third of the area is dedicated green space. The architecture and design elements throughout the urban areas are Instagram-worthy and the food culture is constantly offering up something newfangled and interesting. Best explored on bike or foot, Helsinki, a designated UNESCO City of Design, is the only city on the globe with its very own Chief Design Officer. There is much to see throughout the Design District, with its 25 streets and over 200 points of interest. Here, you’ll find many small design and interiors shops to visit as well as fashion houses. Seeing the architecture throughout the city, with diverse objectives, charms, and materials—wood, glass, metal, and stone—is worth making the trek to Finland alone. Marvel at: Senate Square; Oodi, Helsinki Central Library; the red bricked Uspenski Cathedral; Temppeliaukio Rock Church; Helsinki Central Station; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma; and, my favorite, Kamppi Chapel, also known as the Chapel of Silence, which is a wooden windowless quiet space surrounded by the hubbub of the city.
#tripaway The view is amazing, I visited the property in winter. The team @bannistershotels Mollymook went above and beyond. The hotel is Seriously lux. A quiet beachside paradise, on the south coast. It was only about 2 and half hours from Sydney. The local beach stretches for 2kms. Enjoy delicious dining at bannister, go surfing or relax on the beach.
Somewhere in Kalajoki, Finland, a small coastal town in the province of Oulu. If you’re a fan of outdoor activities like surfing, fishing, paddling, hiking, cycling , and camping, Kalajoki is a must visit when you’re in Finland.
Located in a small sheltered bay from the market, it is housed in a red brick building, the Vanha Kauppahalli. "The city by the water" is said to be a Finnish tradition that has continued since the 17th century. It opened its doors as early as 1889. For more than 100 years, I have witnessed changes in the political, economic and food trade in Finland. Architect Gustaf Nystrm borrowed from the interior market design of many other major European cities at the time, which ultimately made the building itself a beautiful tourist landscape.
There are 64 counters in the market, each with a length of 2 meters and a depth of 2 meters. Together with the central activity area and the aisle, the total area is about 1000 square meters. All the counters in the room are uniformly decorated, the wooden carvings are in the shape of the facade, the color is classical, and the names of the shops are written in the door, which is uniform. The market is designed with a wide slewing center and a free WC.
The most market stores are seafood stores. Finland is a paradise for fish lovers. Salmon, Baltic herring, squid and freshwater squid are delicious. The method of cooking is smoked, open fire, steamed and steamed. In addition, raw and salted are also very popular. Finland's extensive forests provide the best conditions for tasting such as reindeer meat and snow chicken. The best way to cook reindeer is to simmer and simmer until the corresponding heat is cooked. The meat is thick and sour, accompanied by sweet and sour Red plum sauce and mashed potatoes are mouth watering.
There are also some Nordic-style handicraft shops, especially like the life style of Nordic style goods, it is no wonder that so many people like to visit IKEA
The red and white church is sacred and solemn. It is a photo with Santa Claus and a circle of friends. Take a look at the beautiful Finnish Fort in the snow. Experience the rare icebreaker all the way to the west. The Nordic town at night is like a fairy tale, and it is well known. The second Hara sleigh rides, remembering that the aurora filled with the sky makes you unforgettable. When you come to Finland, you can not only see the magnificent Aurora, but also see Santa Claus, let him give the Christmas gift to you, is it better?
Winter in Europe is really quiet and depressed, especially the cloudy and rainy days. It is said that the spring and summer are particularly lively, many people come fishing, and family gatherings, but now, only the ducks are lonely.
Starting window shopping by the dim light that lights up in a shop on the street
The main cathedral in Helsinki, during the day and during night, but it stays very impressive. Go visit the cathedral after going up the stairs, or just enjoy the view when you got upstairs. Or stay down to look at this white beauty #givethanks
When you come to Northern Finland, the last time is naturally reserved for shopping. The main location for shopping in Helsinki starts from the south of the Central Railway Station, to the large area of the open-air pier, with many shopping malls and design shops. The largest mall is Stockmann, located at the intersection of Norra Esplanaden and Mannerheimintie, walking distance from the train station. Five minutes, basically the first-line brands are here. When I went to the 11th period, I caught up with Stockmann's annual promotion. The yellow masked people are the symbols of their discounts, and they are everywhere in every corner of the mall. From the cosmetics counter on the first floor to the men's and women's dresses upstairs, almost all of them are in the promotion, and the baskets are filled with discounted clothes, which is not enough. It is recommended to buy a local brand. For example, a little brother who likes sports can choose Suunto's diving watch, which is much cheaper than domestic ones.
Another big shopping mall, Forum, is also very good. From Stockmann, 2 minutes northwest along Mannerheimintie Street, there are many young brands, including many sports brands, such as the Arctic fox backpack and H&M in Finland. Wait, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants on the first floor and underground.