A picture of the Helsinki Cathedral

An interesting video of a few things to do in Helsinki!

In Northern Europe one of it’s leading cities is Helsinki

…Finland’s Capital, largest city and it’s major political, educational, financial, cultural and research center, known for it’s stunning neoclassical buildings and often used as a backdrop for scenes for some popular Hollywood movies.

Today we will be sharing a few pictures from our visit there during our Baltic Sea Cruise several years ago and we’ll be showing you a video of some things to do in Helsinki during your next visit.

The video below we can’t take credit for 🙂 as it was made by the man who knows Europe inside out, Rick Steves. Here is his take on this diverse city…

Helsinki is set in a natural wonderland, and the several-hundred islands of its archipelago provide a delightful playground for a boat tour. We also visit a sauna, which, for the Finns, is a lifestyle. Popular year around, it’s especially appealing in the long cold winters.”

Great video huh… and exciting things to do!

Below are a few pictures of our time when there…

a glimpse of what to see in Helsinki

A picture of the Helsinki Cathedral
The most famous landmark in Helsinki is the Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square


The most famous landmark in Helsinki is the Helsinki Cathedral
Here is Shawn enjoying the sunny day and view of the Helsinki Cathedral


Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki. Built in 1862
Uspenski Cathedral. Built in 1862


The Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church), Helsinki
The unique Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church) is an underground Rock Church built inside of a massive block of natural granite.


Suomenlinna sea fortress in Helsinki, Finland
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is a UNESCO Site and an especially interesting example of European military architecture of the time.


So there you have it, Helsinki, Finland, another great Northern Europe city to explore when visiting the “Baltic Sea” region… we hope you get to check it out yourself soon!

Visit our Helsinki & Baltic Sea Cruise photo & video gallery to see the rest of our pics from our Baltic Sea Cruise.

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