"Land of thousand lakes" Helsinki by Travellingismylife

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First, I have to say that Finnish people are very open to strangers. They help me a lot and I say thank you to them! Kiitos! Helsinki is a city without big bulidings. The architecture is beautiful and the atmosphere is calm, but energetic when tourists invade it. All the streets are made of big colored stones. There are tramways(like in San Francisco). Helsinki is also composed with many little islands. When you are at the market, just in front of the principal harbor, you see the Baltic Sea in all its splendor.

This is one of the highest point in Helsinki. When the sky is blue without clouds(like on the picture), the cathedral makes a very nice contrast with it.

This is the Market Square near the harbour. There is many 'open' restaurants where you can taste very good food, even if it's not necessarly Finnish, it's very tasty. There is a lot of tourists in summer. Just in front of the market, you can see the magnificient archepeleago of Helsinki.

  • Last visit to Helsinki: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 21, 2003
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  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2005 at 2:13 AM

    great page, lovely pics. we're thinking of seeing helsinki this summer.

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2005 at 6:38 AM

    Beautiful page... Many Many Happy returns of the day

  • jto's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 2:34 AM

    Nice Helsinki page. I havent been here myself YET. Nice pics. Where is the sauna tip? You didnt forget to have a sauna?;)

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 9:01 AM

    Lovely pics of Helsinki in the t'logs and tips too!!! Thanks for sharing on VT!!!

  • GrantBoone's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 1:36 PM

    Nice page Vanessa , did you get the boat to Estonia ?

  • AndreSTGT's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2004 at 5:07 PM

    I never would have thought that Helsinki is that attractive. I'll be there in summer, i guess i should take my time there. Good tips and oics. Merci!

  • Dec 21, 2003 at 2:42 PM

    Good times in Finland, eh?! Cool pics! Slainte!

  • Nobbe's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2003 at 1:24 PM

    Will be staying at Scandic Grand Marina, just next to the Viking Lines boats. =)

  • kimmo_v's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2003 at 7:19 AM

    Well done!! Suomenlinna is superb place, even at winter time. Coming back soon? ;-)

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2003 at 3:47 PM

    Beautiful page. I like your photos

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