Walking Around Helsinki, Finland

I picked Helsinki as my destination on a crazy business class sale because it was a good hub for using British Airways Avios.In the end, the availability wasn’t there that I wanted for a comfortable trip.  Helsinki is situated in a good location for a ferry ride to Tallinn, Estonia and St. Petersburg, Russia.

I found this out after my trip:  You can enter Russia without a visa for up to 72 hours if you take a ferry from Helsinki.  I’ll have to try this next time.

Back to Helsinki.  They have a strong economy so even coming from the US, it’s pricey.  I only spent two nights there because of the prices and I really wanted to spend more time in Estonia.

Helsinki is super clean and beautiful!  The architecture is very modern and they have paths dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians.