Here are my three best moments in Helsinki;
- Passio – Restaurant with a very high quality of food. It is fine dining with a relaxing atmosphere. We had the 5 courses menu and had some very nice surprises during the meal. The food was really tasty, the waitresses was knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Even the high quality of food, both the atmosphere and the waitresses ware a bit informal, so a perfect combination if you love fine dining food in a more relaxed environment. They also had their own brewery, and could offer very good beer to the menu. Here you find the link to their website; Restaurant PASSIO – Enjoy!
2. Shopping – Shopping is not my main activity while I’m travelling…, I am more to get to know the city and relaxing in a Café or Restaurant. But Helsinki was surprisingly nice for shopping. A lot of individual shops with different price ranges, and the exclusive shopping mall of Stockmann.
We visited Helsinki for three days in the spring, and then there is time to shop as well since there were limited options for sightseeing etc. We stayed at Hotel Kämp, situated perfectly in the city center. Different shops and malls was situated within a short walking distance.
3. Hotel Kämp – a welcoming and nice hotel, member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel had a vibrant Bar and Brasserie. Since we visited the hotel and city during Vappu, a big celebration in Finland – it somethimes were a bit crowded with a lot of happy people!
We explored some more in Helsinki too, like;
At the Ateljee Bar, the view is a part of the pleasure. This classic, located above other bars on the 14th floor of Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, is the most unique choice for the first glass of the evening. If you want to learn more here’s the link; Hotel Torni Panorama Bar
Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
The only sightseeing tours offered when we visited Helsinki was Canal Cruise. We tried it out and had lunch included. The sightseeing tour was informative and we learned to know Helsinki from some new perspectives. But the sound quality from the speakers was not so good, and the lunch buffe had very limted choices and not the best quality.