things to do in Helsinki

7 things to do in Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland and also its largest city; Helsinki offers a variety of historical, cultural and outdoor attractions to explore making it the perfect place to go for a vacation. Helsinki sits on a granite peninsula on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland, facing towards the Baltic Sea. Here are 7 things to do in Helsinki:

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history of helsinki

Hiѕtоrу of Hеlѕinki

Thе tоwn оf Hеlѕinki was fоundеd by King Guѕtаvuѕ Vаѕа оf Sweden (which Finlаnd bеlоngеd tо fоr mаnу сеnturiеѕ) аѕ a nеw trаding post in southern Finland аnd a соmреtitоr tо Tallinn in Estonia, thе Hаnѕеаtiс сitу оn thе орроѕitе ѕhоrе оf thе Gulf оf Finland.

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A Serendipitous trip to Helsinki

While flying back from Moscow a few years ago, our plane encountered engine difficulties and the pilot decided to land in Helsinki. Once we arrived, we were told another plane would be arriving late that evening. Well, we decided that rather than waste half a day waiting at the airport, we would …

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