5/8/11- Helsinki

Next stop, Helsinki!

I really had no idea of what to expect of Finland, and really the first thing that comes to mind when I think Finland is this man.

Anyways, we had a nice full day in Helsinki, though it was a sunday so some things were closed. I thought this was ok, as when we first got into the town centre it was quiet.

This is in a main town square, and I believe this is a church, sorry! I should know these things...We didn't go in, but it was listed on our walking tour route.

I found the city to be an interesting mix of modern and old, it was clean, and had some great views along the water.

This is a view of the Rock Church, from the outside. It's pretty amazing inside, but check out the wiki page for the pics. Mine don't do it justice.

We then took a long walk out of the city centre from the Rock Church, to the Sibelius Monument A great piece of modern art, it was heaving with tourists, but an interesting piece.

I'd add Finland to my list of countries to make a return to...Has anyone else been?


  1. As you know, I've not been but Scandinavia is on my list for the future, for a time when I can afford to be there at least. Sounds lovely.

    I don't know if you came into contact with many Finnish people but I found them to be very hard to connect with.

  2. I've been to Finland and it's magical! I went at Christmas so it looked VERY different...although I liked Helsinki I found it to be much more beautiful up north, in Lapland. The rock church looks amazing though - I didn't see that!


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