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A day off in Helsinki

almost 5 years ago about Helsinki, Finland

Me and my wife will have a day in Helsinki, we will arrive in a cruise from 9am to 5pm, any suggestions and must-see's?

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    Visit Helsinki has lots of tips, island restaurants, the design district in the centre of town.
    I was there a few years back, and it's a lovely city in summer. There's a market (not sure which days) in the park that leads down to the docks. The Finns love a sauna and there's a good one at the old Olympic pool (outdoor but heated). The architecture is interesting so just a walk around town is fascinating. There's an interesting half day trip to the island of suomenlinna which is just offshore. It's an old fort now museum - very pretty.
    Phil at the safety hub. almost 5 years ago

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    Thanks a lot Phil!! almost 5 years ago

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    The things to see in Helsinki are all almost near the city centre, so it won't take long to cover all the major highlights. Assuming you will disembark on Kauppatori (the market square in front of the harbour) you could take a walk to the orthodox Uspenski cathedral (just a few steps from Kauppatori), then you may go along Aleksanterinkatu, one of the main streets. There you will find Senaatintori and Tuomiokirkko, the lutheran cathedral that reminds of the white house. Just at the end of Aleksanterinkatu you'll find Stockmann, the main shopping centre of the finnish capital city, It's worth a visit. Be sure to have a korvapuusti and a finnish coffee at the bar :) Behind Stockmann there's Bulevardi, the most important street of the city, that leads you back to Kauppatori. Slightly off centre there are the Olimpic stadium (you could visit the famous tower), the Finlandia talo, a concert hall created by Alvar Aalto, Temppeliaukion kirkko a church that has been carved from rock. Suomenlinna is worth a visit if the weather is good: It's an island-fortress, and another interesting island is Seurasaari, where you can find an open air museum with houses from different eras almost 5 years ago

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    Thanks a lot Eirinn! almost 5 years ago

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