Vibrant Helsinki, Finland

Tripoto
27th Aug 2019
Photo of Vibrant Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza
Day 1

We landed in Helsinki which was the closest point to the other Countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland which we planned to visit on our 21 day Euro trip. It's easier to get direct flights from India to Helsinki rather than the other Countries we wanted to visit this year. We stayed for 4 days in Helsinki...2 days in the Kallio district and 2 days in Kamppi.

Kallio has quite a number of trendy Cafes, restaurants, Casual bars and even Thai massage Spas...many of which are located on Vaasankatu Street. We had a few drinks at the popular bar Siltanen.. On weekends you have to stand in a queue to enter this place. The famous Hakaniemi Market is also located in Kallio with indoor and outdoor stalls of Finnish delicacies and produce. We also visited the Kallio Church.

Kamppi on the other hand is a vibrant and busy shopping district where all the big Malls and Supermarkets are located... We enjoyed our stay in this area more than the quieter Kallio. A short walk away is the magnificent Helsinki Cathedral and the Senate Square in front of it. The other worthy sights we visited in this area were Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral and the uniquely designed Rock Church. The waterfront Market Square is the best place to have lunch. There are a few stalls offering varieties of fresh seafood. The delicious Salmon and Vendace are a must try at these Stalls. The Waterfront Promenade was buzzing with tourists busy clicking pics or chilling at the waterfront restaurants or queuing up for boat sightseeing tours.

Helsinki was a tad bit more expensive than the other 4 Countries we visited this time...but definitely worth the visit. We had a great time in this Cosmo City.

Senate Square with Helsinki Cathedral in the background

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Senate Square

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Helsinki Cathedral

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Senate Square

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Waterfront Promenade

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Market Square in the background

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Waterfront Promenade

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Chilling at a Waterfront Restaurant

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Salmon and Vendace at Market Square

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Uspenski Cathedral

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Uspenski Cathedral

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Uspenski Cathedral in the background

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza
Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Waterfront Promenade

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Rock Church

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Rock Church

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Kamppi

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Kallio

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Kallio Church

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza

Kallio

Photo of Helsinki, Finland by Manisha Silveira D'Souza
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