I love Helsinki. I always stop for a day or 2 on my way to and from Italy. I know the city well and feel at home there. Join me on my day in Helsinki.
I started bright and early in the pretty Esplanadi park.
I walked on to the pop-up hotel at Havis Amanda.
Clever people have built a temporary, one room hotel around Helsinki’s mermaid. Here is what she usually looks like.
See more about the hotel here.
The markets beside the harbour were full of delicious produce.
The latest addition to Helsinki harbour is Bad Bad Boy by Tommi Toija. He is bound to start conversations.
Some of the boats in the harbour are put to good use.
Most just sit waiting patiently for their owners.
The gold one was creating the most stunning reflections.
I had an amazing dinner at Ask restaurant.
I wandered back to the hotel past the magnificent Tuomiokirko.
There was a display of lovely old cars in Market Square.
And some ghostly figures in the bandshell in Esplanadi.
Then it was off to sleep to get ready for an early morning flight to Italy.
My Finnair Plus membership once again made my day by upgrading me to business class for the flight to Italy. I have had memberships for years with other airlines and have been offered nothing. Finnair is a great airline and their loyalty programme is wonderful. I am glad I changed over to Finnair Plus.