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
If you find yourself in the Helsinki market, and you look towards the harbor, not 50 feet away you’ll see a swarm of people cramming themselves onto a ferry boat and dashing to get a good seat on the top deck. The majority of those people are tourists from the cruise ships that docked earlier … More Suomenlinna Island
We’ve been here in Finland for about 4 and a half months now, and we have yet to take the trip up North to the Arctic Circle. However, we did take a trolly ride to the opposite end of the downtown district in Helsinki to eat dinner at an authentic Lappish restaurant called Lappi. The … More Lappi