"Helsinki" Helsinki by MM212
Helsinki Travel Guide: 3,699 reviews and 7,625 photos
Helsinki is a very civilised city with a beautiful historic centre containing some architectural beauties. Although the Finns probably do not like to hear this, but Helsinki's historic quarter had an unmistakable Russian influence – not a surprise given the Russian occupation that lasted more than a century beginning in 1809. It was during this time that Helsinki saw the greatest urban development which turned it into the city it is today. The outskirts of Helsinki, however, were not quite as nice with mostly bland square buildings. Compared to Stockholm or Copenhagen, Helsinki is a bit more of a sleepy city...
In September 2011, I visited Helsinki for the first time. It was a short business trip where I barely spent 24 hours in the city, much of which was in meetings or sleeping! Fortunately, I did have a couple of hours to briefly tour the pretty city centre and managed to take some of the photos on this page. I returned again in June 2012 for two nights - again on business - and had a bit more time to see the city and the amazingly long days. Since then, I've been returning on a regular basis, but often for too short a time to do much sightseeing... one day I hope to actually visit some of the museums rather than only see them from outside.
Visits to Helsinki:
1 night in Sep 2011
2 nights in Jun 2012
1 night in Sep 2012
1 night in Oct 2013
2 nights in Mar 2015
1 night in Jun 2016
1 night in Dec 2016
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