Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki – An Unmissable Gem of Scandinavia

Daria Silter

Daria Silter

Daria Silter is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Global Storybook.
You can read more about Daria here.
Daria Silter

The beautiful, peaceful, and friendly capital city of Helsinki – is probably the most unexplored city of Scandinavia, a so-called cluster of countries that include: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

Helsinki is a very walkable city – you can explore it almost entirely on foot.  Unfortunately, the city does not have too many of the usual “touristic” attractions to offer and therefore 1 or 2 days are enough to see pretty much everything.  And just as with other Scandinavian countries – it is a very safe destination, which is an important fact nowadays.

On a culinary note, there’s some amazing, traditional Finnish food that you can try in Helsinki, that will surely leave you craving for more.

The weather in Helsinki can be quite chilly, since Finland is a Nordic country after all.  The best (aka the warmest) months to visit Helsinki are the Summer months from June to August, while the rainiest months are in the Fall – from September to November.

Another important fact to know: unlike the other Scandinavian countries, Finland does not have its own currency – it adopted Euro in 1999 when it joined the European Union, and therefore as you have probably already guessed it – it is also the most affordable country in the region.

So if you happen to find yourself in Scandinavia – do not miss your chance to visit this gorgeous, historic, and serene town.  Despite the lack of the usual and banal attractions, Helsinki (and Finland) has a lot to offer, for instance: an amazing cuisine, beautiful Cathedrals and unspoiled parks, very friendly locals, a fun nightlife, awesome panoramic views of the city, interesting and entertaining museums, and so much more!

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The beautiful Helsinki Cathedral – the most well-known landmark of the city.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

A view of the Market Square, the central square of Helsinki.

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Charming and simple architecture of Helsinki.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Panoramic views from the Helsingin Observatorio, the Helsinki University Observatory.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Finnish National Theater – a charming, medieval-looking structure originally founded in 1872.

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The Market Square in the afternoon glow.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

The gorgeous central train station – located right in the heart of the city.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

360 degrees views of the city are offered from the SkyWheel Helsinki, located in Katajanokka island, right across the Market Square.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Republikens Presidents Kansli – the gorgeous Presidential Palace, originally built in 1820, and still used by the Finnish presidents to this day.

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

Helsinki, Finland - Global Storybook

The nude statue of Havis Amanda

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  1. A fine collection of photos of our capital. However, Finland is not in Scandinavia. It is one of the Nordic Countries, and can also be described as a Baltic State, but Scandinavia refers to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and (sometimes) Iceland.

    1. Daria Silter Author

      Thanks so much! There might be different theories as to where Finland “belongs”, including Scandinavia.
      But I don’t think that has anything to do with how amazing your country is. I absolutely adore Finland, and can’t wait to visit it again and again.

      P.S. I also think that Finns are one of the friendliest people on Earth.

  2. Going to Helsinki very soon! I’m born in Helsinki, but live now in Belgium! Love to hear news about new places like Löyly!

    1. Daria Silter Author

      Thanks Kristiina! That’s so awesome. Absolutely LOVE your beautiful country!

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