Helsinki Tips for Travellers : Must-Do and Must-See Sights

Finland, Helsinki Guide (B): Helsinki Tips for Travellers : Must-Do and Must-See Sights

Before I visited I had no major preconceptions, except people I knew that had sailed in and out of Helsinki raved about how stunning that was. Helsinki is all about the sea and built on a series of peninsulas and islands with water all around. It is an important focal point for the city’s social activity, particularly in summer.

Helsinki is a relatively small city by global standards, with a population of just over 1.3 million with excellent facilities – making it very manageable for visitors. As it is only about 50 miles from Tallinn, 190 miles from St. Petersburg and 250 miles from Stockholm, it is a popular stop for Baltic cruises around the region.

It was much more beautiful than I had imagined it would be, and it proved to be a surprisingly interesting place. I’m not sure it’s a place that I would want to spend a lot of time in as there was not a lot of diversions and it struck me more as a city to visit to relax and chill in.

It’s a well-educated and affluent place. Although Finnish and Swedish are the official languages, you’ll find as an English speaker, it’s easy to find your way around Helsinki. It’s also a diverse city with around 130 different nationalities. There are large Russian and Estonian contingents as well as Swedish, Serbians, Somalian, Serbians and Chinese. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Helsinki Tips for Travellers : Must-Do and Must-See Sights
Guide Location: Finland » Helsinki
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Market Square   Senate Square   Central Railway Station   Church In The Rock   Finlandia Hall   Olympic Stadium   Sibelius Park   Suomenlinna   city museum   architecture museum   National Museum   design museum   theater museum   photography museum   national history museum  
Author: Gary Bembridge
Read it on author's website: http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/helsinki-tips-travellers-must-must-see-sights-attractions/

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