I spent 2 nights in Helsinki and walked throughout the different neighborhoods to get a real sense of what the Finnish culture was all about. This is a three part sub series starting with the general sights and sounds of Helsinki Finland, followed by the Design District neighborhood, and the Baltic Herring Festival.
Introduction to Helsinki, Geneva, Monaco, and Nice
American Airlines LAX Flagship Lounge Review
American Airlines LAX-JFK 767-200 Business Class
American Airlines JFK Flagship Lounge
Finnair JFK-HEL A330-300 Economy Class
Radisson Blu Helsinki Seaside Hotel Review
Hotel Kamp Helsinki Hotel Review Part 1
Hotel Kamp Helsinki Hotel Review Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Helsinki Finland
The Sights and Sounds of the Design District in Helsinki Finland
The Sights and Sounds of the Baltic Herring Festival in Helsinki
The Various Eats in Helsinki Finland
Helsinki Airport ASPIRE Lounge
Helsinki Airport Finnair Schengen Lounge
Helsinki Airport Almost at Home Lounge
Helsinki Airport Finnair Non-Schengen Lounge
Residence St-James Geneva Hotel Review
F6 Design Geneva Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Lake Geneva in Switzerland
The Sights and Sounds of Geneva Switzerland
The Sights and Sounds of Old City Geneva Switzerland
The Various Eats in Geneva Switzerland
Geneva Airport Dnata Skyview Lounge
Geneva Airport Horizon Swissport Lounge
Geneva Airport SWISS Business Lounge
Le Meridien Beach Plaza Monaco Hotel Review Part 1
Le Meridien Beach Plaza Monaco Hotel Review Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Monaco
The Sights and Sounds of Monte Carlo Monaco
The Various Eats in Monte Carlo Monaco
Le Meridien Nice Hotel Review Part 1
Le Meridien Nice Hotel Review Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Nice France
The Various Eats in Nice France
Nice Airport Salon Azur Lounge
Finnair HEL-JFK A330-300 Business Class
The heart of the city is in the main central train station which is called Railway Square.
Around Railway Square, you can find the Finnish National Theater and the Ateneum Museum.
Helsinki is a very walkable city and you can get to the seaside within 20 minutes of walking distance. Helsinki also has an amazing network of public transportation which includes buses, trams, and even a Metro subway station.
You can also find many shopping centers and malls throughout Helsinki. One of my favorite ones is the Forum which is by far the largest commercial shopping center in Helsinki.
All throughout the city, you can find many small parks and some of them even have monuments and churches.
One of the most visited tourist attractions in Helsinki is Senate Square which is the main plaza and contains a monument in the middle.
In Senate Square, you can find the Helsinki Cathedral, Government Palace, and the Helsinki University Museum.
There are also quaint little streets with beautiful buildings around Senate Square.