I have stayed a few times at the Hotel Glo in Helsinki. It is centrally located, has beautiful big rooms and the breakfast is fabulous. Finnish breakfasts are quite substantial, unlike Italian breakfasts which usually consist of coffee and a pastry (not that there is anything wrong with that).
There is always a type of porridge, which I love, especially with some cloudberry or strawberry conserve mixed in.
There are several types of bread to choose from. I love the rye bread rolls.
There is a selection of smoked salmon, herrings, cheese and other local delights, some of them familiar and some not.
Being a hotel that caters for lots of international travellers, they also serve bacon and eggs etc, but I always try the more traditional Finnish goodies. We have travelled all over Finland and have found a delicious selection of breakfast food everywhere. I’ll be back soon for more.
Take a look at our room at Glo.
You will not go hungry in Finland. Take a look here for some delicious Lapp food.
On a completey different note, I would like to share a conversation I had today with a youngish girl. She told me of a racist comment she heard and said that she hated ‘derogative’ remarks. I politely corrected her saying the word is ’derogatory’. She replied “Yes, my mother is always correcting my punctuation as well.” Priceless.