Finland aka: SuomiHelsinki, Lapland, and Tampere. Finland is featured on the lists Directory of Countries, Travel: Countries of the world, and Countries of Europe. Places in Finland have been tagged helsinki, finland, and vaasa.
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After a weekend in Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia, we took the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki to catch a flight back to Germany.
Helsinki was just okay. Too many cars, and the entire downtown reeked of sewage. (We walked a good few miles and did not escape this scent. No, it was not us!)
There is a farmer’s market along the waterfront where we got some cute jewelry trinkets and ate reindeer and crepes. We stopped by Molly Malone’s pub closer to downtown and saw some awful dancing children in traditional garb. Very crowded, too many cars, likely a hip place to live but it couldn’t hold a candle to the fantastic time we had wandering the cobblestone streets of Latvia and Estonia.
The airport would be okay if it was twice as large. Not a seat to be found anywhere, and this was a Monday around dinner time, which is not typically peak time.
Overall I’m glad I can check Finland off the list of countries I’ve visited, but I’d be just fine if I never went again.over 4 years ago
Finland is a lovely country.
Yes, it is boring and people are reserved and quiet, but it is also clean, safe and beautiful. The cities have nothing special to see and are not particularly impressive, because the beauty of the country is its nature. Everything is covered with forests and the air is pure. People are honest and friendly and studying there was the best decision I made, as felt home and made many friends for life.