Today is our first proper day in Helsinki, Finland, so we thought we’d head into the centre and walk around to see what sights we could find. Surprisingly it wasn’t that cold; I had all of my layers on but was nice and toasty, and being able to leave our rucksacks in the apartment meant we could walk in comfort. At around -1 degrees, everywhere you looked was white; the ground was covered with inches of snow – which often distracted us – and this blended in seamlessly to the white sky. It was an odd view seeing as though all the pictures of Finland we had seen online were full of green, but it was beautiful nonetheless.
First up with our findings, a lovely park.
We then headed to Helsinki Cathedral which was very close to the Central Station.
We then headed towards the harbour, where we saw some interesting art.
Having walked around the harbour, we were thinking of what to do next…
So we decided to get on a small ferry to one of Helsinki’s islands, Soumenlinna, which cost us 5 euro each, well worth the price for either a full day trip or a few hours to pass the time.
The sea was covered in ice which looked amazing.
For the next few hours we walked around the whole island, which consisted off:
Fun in the snow
A fun cave\dark tunnel we explored
Some interesting ice
And lots of selfies