Being one of the most recognizable landmarks, the Helsinki Cathedral stands atop the city overlooking Senate Square, where on any given day, after 10am (at least during the warmer months) you’ll find swarms of tourists as they either flood in from Market Square where the cruise ships have docked or unload from the tour buses … More Helsinki Cathedral
I’ve only seen the Finnish Red Squirrel once, and it was just a glimpse while it darted between two trees. Ever since I’ve been trying to get a good picture of one. Needless to say, I was more than excited to have these guys climbing all over my pack! Not only did I get several … More Finnish Red Squirrel
Hewn into solid rock, Temppeliaukio church is a must-stop while in Helsinki. The building doesn’t open until 10am, but at 9:30 tour buses line up and unload dozen after dozen of eager foreigners. Unaware that this was such a popular spot, we hopped on a street car and found the church only because a friend … More Temppeliaukio
Rather than stumbling along a pub crawl, here in Helsinki you can just grab the Pub Tram. This bright red trolly cruises the town, passing most major sights, all while serving up drinks. Definitely an interesting alternative to the traditional bar!
The name Fazer appears quite frequently here in Finland, whether you’re in the market buying bread, looking for a good chocolate or another type of sweet. The biggest Fazer name you’ll see however, is at the Fazer Cafe on Kluuvikatu street in downtown Helsinki. The walls of the cozy interior are lined with mouth-watering pictures of … More Chocolate King