Helsinki Cathedral

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


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

Chocolate King

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