As Christmas nears, I remember the time I was in Helsinki, Finland during winter and Christmas holidays. It was an official trip to Helsinki with my friends. I had been twice, but the last time was more special than the first time, Everything was planned well and we (Me and my friends) explored the city in minus degree, we were not used to that extreme weather, we were freezing but that didn’t stop us to enjoy every moment.

We stayed in Salomonkatu, which is near to the Kamppi Shopping complex, it’s in the center of Helsinki. Metro Station, Bus Terminal, Freight depot is there and it’s a commercial building plus residential centre. It’s a six floor shopping centre with a supermarket, shops, clubs and restaurants. We had almost stop by this place everyday evening for something.

Kamppi Centre in the centre of Helsinki
Kamppi Centre in the center of Helsinki

The Trams are the main transport in the city centre. We usually buy a monthly pass at Kiosk to travel in that, the same pass can be used in buses and metros as well. Tram tracks share the road space with cars and buses. It’s well organised, digital board is available at all stops and the timing of next arrival trams and places are displayed in that.

Tram - Local travelling
Tram – Local transport

The City Center is at the end of the city’s main thoroughfare Mannerheimintie. Both the central railway station and the main bus terminal are in the city center. Shopping streets Aleksi and Espa connect to Senate Square, the historical center of the city.

City Center
City Center

We had been during the Christmas time, the decorations were awesome and it was very beautiful.

Christmas Decoration at Shopping complex
Christmas Decoration at Shopping complex
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Decoration
Christmas Decoration
Christmas Decoration
Christmas Decoration
Helsinki Central Railway Station
Helsinki Central Railway Station

The Market Square  is a central square in Helsinki, Finland, and one of the most famous market places and tourist attractions in the city. They sell, traditional market foods, handicrafts and souvenirs. There are also many outdoor cafes at the square.

Silja Line and Birds View
Silja Line and Birds View
Viking Line Cruise view
Viking Line Cruise view
Market Square Boat Restaurant
Market Square Boat Restaurant
Market Square Boat Restuarant
Market Square Boat Restuarant
Market Square during Winter
Market Square during Winter
Market Square winter shopping
Market Square winter shopping
Market Square winter shopping view
Market Square winter shopping view

Helsinki Cathedral is located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka. It was also known as St Nicholas’ Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. This cathedral is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions.

Inside Helsinki Cathedral
Inside Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral
Kruununhaka Winter View
Kruununhaka Winter View
Roads filled with snow
Roads filled with snow

Restaurants in Helsinki are filled with everything when when it comes to traditional food. Different kinds of restaurants are there, Theme based places, Nepalese restaurants, authentic finish food places, pizza places and many more.

Nice Viking theme restaurant at Ravintola
Nice Viking theme restaurant at Ravintola
Robert's Coffee
Robert’s Coffee
Pizza Hut in Helsinki
Pizza Hut in Helsinki
City toy model at Complex
City toy model at Complex
Skating at Railway square
Skating at Railway square

Skiing was my best experience, I tried for the first time with my Finnish colleagues, we went on a forest for 3 Kms first, It was fun and a bit hard for me since I have never been to Skiing.

Skiing at Helsinki
Skiing at Helsinki
World Trade Center Complex
World Trade Center Complex
Stockmann Shopping Complex
Stockmann Shopping Complex

Christmas celebrations were gearing up at every place in Helsinki, Near by the church there was a skit about some story related to Santa clause. It was fun watching them saying something in Finnish which we didn’t have any idea.

At Christmas Celebration
At Christmas Celebration
Santa Clause Skit
Santa Clause Skit
Santa Clause Skit
Santa Clause Skit

My work place was near by sea, I got a place where I could see the beautiful view of the sea. It was really fascinating to work in such an awesome environment.

Work place at Tammasaarenkatu
Work place at Tammasaarenkatu
Selfie at work place 😉
Selfie at work place 😉

My favorite part, last but not least is chocolates in Helsinki. They just melt in the mouth, I bought in Kg’s, they had many varieties, I liked Fazer’s and Geisha’s the most.

Finnish Chocolates
Finnish Chocolates
Assorted Finnish Chocolates
Assorted Finnish Chocolates

Had loads of fun moments and enjoyed to the fullest. 💃😊❤️