Last month, Alex and I headed to Helsinki for a super long weekend. Before my trip to Finland, I knew only a few Finnish things, primarily the Moomins and Ivana Helsinki. I still don’t know that much more, but I’ve come away wanting to explore more of Finland (and everywhere else in the world, for that matter).
If you’re ever find yourself in Helsinki, here are a few things I recommend: enjoying a cinnamon bun & the emperors bride tea at Cafe Regatta, exploring the basement of the Arkadia International Bookshop (see the snake, the huge variety of books and plenty of places to sit and rest), see the Sibelius Monument, visit the City Museum for free and simply just wander round the city – Helsinki is a very walkable city. And remember the essential Finnish – “Hei” and “Kiitos”.
Anna 22 cafe
Arkadia International Bookshop
Beautiful furniture at the Design Museum
Alex posing by a load of colourful chairs
Beautiful houses by the river (reminds me of the Moomin house)
Helsinki City Gallery
Fazer cafe – I love the decor. Also I recommend the mandarin cake.
Alex on the way back to the hostel.