Travelling

Memories of Winter ❤️💃😍 in Helsinki, Finland.

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. 💃😊❤

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