"Welcome to Helsinki (Helsingfors)" Helsinki by yumyum

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I have been several times to Helsinki. My frist visit was between flights at the beginning of one January, so I saw it all snow covered. But I find it preferable with the sun shining, no matter what season.

I always rely to get some English language paperbacks in the Stockman bookshop here.

It's a city with pleasant parks and interesting secondhand shops!

Some of the architecture is very much like in St. Petersburg and maybe after living in Petersburg that couldn't excite me that much anymore.

Arriving or leaving by ship is a very good way!

It only takes 1.5 hours by catamaran to Tallinn or overnight to Stockholm.

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  • In a nutshell:Very quiet capital city
  • Last visit to Helsinki: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 25, 2008
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    You saw some different sights to us. I really like the old market hall!

  • zadunajska8's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    The orthodox cathedral looks great. I hope I get to see it for myself one day.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Lovely Helsinki page with beautiful photographs! Bring back fond memories of our trip to that city on several occasions. ~ho & pang

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    One day I may encounter Helsinki = enjoyed the virtual tour

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Finland is still on my wish list, thanks for the virtual trip. Now I know which letter to choose for the right public toilet ;-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Fabulous updates here. I especially like the night shot of the Uspenski Cathedral. I still remember my first experience with the bus #615 together with two girls from lovely Switzerland.

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 12:06 AM

    One very useful tip here, thanks :)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2007 at 10:54 AM

    I was never in Helsinki, even never in Finland. Hm, if it is so expensive to drive... maybe better Russia :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    Good tip. Thanks for info on Russian visa - very useful link there :-)

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