Helsinki (Finland) Reviews
Description:City: Helsinki / Country: Finland / World Region: Europe / "Helsinki (in Finnish; Helsingfors) is the capital and ... more
Helsinki (Finland) ... largest city of Finland. It is located in the southern part of Finland on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, at 60°10′N 24°56′E by the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is 564,908 (31 January 2007). The Helsinki urban region contains the neighboring cities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, which are together called the Capital Region. This area has a total population of approximately 998,535 citizens. The Greater Helsinki area contains several more neighboring cities and has a population of approximately 1,293,093, which means that one out of every four Finns lives in the Greater Helsinki area."
Newest Review: ... a widely recognised landmark of Helsinki and is a most visited building in Finland due the number of uses by passengers. No matter where you are you can get the station by public transport. (2) Parliament House The Parliament House is about 10 minute walk from the railway station. It's the seat of the Parliament of Finland. Since 1931 it has been the scene of many key moments in the ... more
Customer Helsinki (Finland) Reviews (14)
by - written on 24/01/14, updated on 24/01/14 (Very useful, 46 readings)
On 25 September 2013 I visited Helsinki, which was the first stop of my long travel journey. From the terminal 2 I took a bus to arrive the central railway station. Brief information about Helsinki: Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland. It's located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is also called the Daughter of Baltic Sea. It was selected World Design Capital for 2012. Things to see and do in Helsinki: (1) Helsinki Central Railway Station The railway station is a widely recognised landmark of Helsinki and is a most visited building in Finland due the number ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/10/13 (Very useful, 49 readings)
One of the advantages of having someone in the household with a bit of cash weighing on their mind in the form of a pension lump-sum, is that you only have to say 'We've never been to Helsinki, have we?' and said person goes quiet for half an hour on the PC in another room, only to re-appear announcing that four nights in Finland are duly booked! I wonder if 'I've always wanted a Mini-Cooper S' would work too? TO BOLDLY GO....... Travelling there was simple enough, helped by the fact that my local public transport actually GOES to Heathrow, and not having heavy bags, taking the bus and/or Underground outside of the rush hour was no big ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/10/13 (Very useful, 35 readings)
Helsinki, Finland I recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise with my family (review already posted) and we went to Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia and Finland. The cruise was the 12 night Scandinavia and Russia cruise with the brilliance of the seas sailing from Harwich and we went at the beginning of August this year. We have been on five royal Caribbean cruises, including this one, and I would definitely recommend Royal Caribbean. - Brief history of the city The city of Helsinki was founded by Sweden in 1550. Sweden 'owned' Finland for some time as Russia did in the 1700's and again in the 1800's. The city was used for trade and as a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/11 (Very useful, 370 readings)
My sister and I are really not into the whole beach holiday thing and the thought of going somewhere like Ibiza or Magaluf is our idea of hell. Not knowing where to go this year, we thought somewhere a little bit different would be fun so we picked Helsinki, Finland. (Also Tallinn, Estonia after a bit of a flight mess - see 'Getting There') Getting there Getting to Helsinki was a bit of a nightmare for my sister and I. We had originally booked direct flights with a low cost airline who then decided that they were not going to fly to Finland at all anymore so we were left with a refund and finding another way to get there. After looking at different ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/08/10, updated on 22/08/10 (Very useful, 98 readings)
Our third port of call. Once again, it's not my first visit. The previous time was in November so I do expect it to be a bit warmer! It is, but there's still a chill wind that makes light summer clothing a little less than is needed. I remember Helsinki less from an architectural point of view, where it is even more Stockholm than Stockholm, than for its people. Last time I was here was to give a presentation to an audience of Finns. I really do think that this should be officially classed by the UN as Cruel and Unusual Punishment. If you've ever tried to engage a Finnish audience you'll know exactly what I mean. Utterly unresponsive is an ... Read the complete review
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