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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 84%Local Culture
- 79%History Buffs
- 78%Green Travelers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 68%Business Travelers
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- HelsinkiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 1Oct 28, 2013
Although I was only in Helsinki for two days, I really loved the city and had a great time. The reason I was in town was as an extended layover while on my way to Riga, Latvia, for a wedding. My travels found me in Helsinki for 48 hours and I am really glad the opportunity was presented to me to see such a cool city. While there, I really just wandered around and checked out the cool shops and people watched. One thing that I really liked, was the Nepalese population that is present in Helsinki and their delicious cuisine. Strangely, I was warned about a dark and stoical attitude of the Finnish people, however, this proved to be untrue. In fact, I found them to be a very sweet and pleasant crowd and I felt very welcome. Overall, Helsinki is a modern, friendly and interesting place to visit and I recommend it to anyone looking to see this part of Scandinavia.
- HelsinkiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 22, 2013
A city that's bustling with activity and culture, yet relaxed at the same time. Smallish and flat, it's both bikeable and walkable, especially in the summer. There are great museums, fascinating living history (ie. Suomenlinna, a scenic island that's a former 18th century military base) and an up-and-coming food scene. It's also within very close distance to many lakes and national parks.
- HelsinkiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 03, 2013
Wonderfully efficient, modern Scandinavian city. Finns are proud and more independent than their immediate neighbours and it shows in this almost frontier city. Beautiful bridge between east and west.
- HelsinkiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 24, 2013
Not as spectacular as Old Town Tallinn (which on a clear day and the right elevation, is visible from Helsinki) Helsinki offers tourists and residents a greater range of selections whether one is looking for restaurants or interior design. Summer is the most popular time to visit but winter also offers other opportunities and different vistas.
- HelsinkiMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
Helsinki is a beautiful city. The air is fresh, the architecture is interesting, and there are lots of shops and restaurants. The Finnish people are very proud and confident. They consider themselves to be Finland's most important natural resource! I strongly suggest taking a half day walking tour with a local guide. This will provide a good overview of the city and an understanding of the Finns. We arrived here by ferry from Tallinn, Estonia and left via train to St. Petersburg....This approach is highly recommended!
- HelsinkiJul 05, 2012
Helsinki was a wonderful place! I visited during the early summer right when all the plants were in bloom. The people we great, it was safe, there was so much to do outside and so many hours to enjoy the weather. Cafe's on every corner to get a quick latte. It was truly a wonderful place to visit. Forward and modern but with such a rich history. Art and film are appreciated and several unique shops including marimekko. The sound of Nokia phones going off might send you back to 1998 in thinking but the phones as well as the people are very up to date. The tram has free wifi. English is spoken by almost everyone and at a very proficient rate.
- HelsinkiMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Jul 04, 2012
I really liked Helsinki. More laid back than Stockholm but still very efficient. It's not a non-stop tourist attraction town, but rather has several small things and many islands to discover. I loved just wandering around the center of town and discovering little shops or cafes. I think if I could choose to live anywhere in the summer, I'd definitely choose Helsinki.