After an amazing trip to Thailand and the Philippines and a 24-hour layover in Singapore, I continued my slow journey home with a few amazing days in Helsinki to do a really cool job! Join me as I try some crazy fresh salmon and visited the top things to do in Helsinki, Finland during the winter!
I had visited the city twice before and had fallen in love with it. I’m not usually a big fan of repeating destinations, but this was definitely an exception. I had never visited Helsinki in winter, so that would be new for me!
I started my journey to Helsinki from Singapore, flying with Finnair in Business Class. On the flight, I watched Star Wars and slept like a baby! When I arrived in Helsinki I took the train to the city center and went straight to my hotel, Klaus K Hotel.
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Then, my friend Meri picked me up and took me to see some of the must-visit sites in the city. We checked out Cafe Regatta and the Kaisma Museum and many more sites. I had the awesome opportunity to try some amazing cloudberry jams. They were so tasty, I had to buy a few jars to take home with me! Then, I headed to Helsinki Cathedral and the Skywheel, a 40-meter tall Ferris wheel and observation deck! It gives you a 360-degree view over Helsinki!
Next to the Skywheel is a really unique attraction: the Allas Sea Pools. Their two swimming pools right next to the Baltic Sea. One of them is heated, while the other is freezing cold. After you take a dip in them, you head over to the sauna!
For lunch, I went to the Old Market Hall to try some crazy fresh salmon. First I tried a few different pieces of raw salmon and to stay warm I decided to eat a salmon soup. The soup was out of control and full of big chunks of salmon! It was a little heavy on the potato for me, but overall, it was a delicious, creamy fish soup. I couldn’t get enough of it!
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What a long day! I had traveled from Singapore to Helsinki and had crammed a full day’s worth of exploring in, thanks to Meri. I have to give her a huge thanks for showing me around Helsinki. If you’d like to learn more about her and see her amazing photography, follow her on Instagram! Have you ever visited Helsinki in winter?
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