24 Hours in Helsinki

To my surprise, it wasn’t cold, grey, wet and snowing in Helsinki when I went in July. Honestly, I didn’t know much about the Scandinavian capital. But, I was ending some travels around the summer in Stockholm and I figured it’s a short flight over to its neighboring Nordic country so why not. 

24 hours in Helsinki, Finland 

24 Hours in Helsinki | Chasing Krista | Helsinki, Finland

From what I learned & what I wished I knew at the time, Helsinki is not about sights and structures. It has to do with experiences and becoming a part of the Finnish culture. While you are spending time in Helsinki or neighboring cities try relaxing at a Finnish spa, or de-stress at the sauna, get your nerd on in one of the exquisitely designed libraries, embrace the coffee culture and devour the taste of the Nordic capital. Helsinki is the World Design Capital.

24 Hours in Helsinki | Chasing Krista | Helsinki, Finland

Highlights of Helsinki 

  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Uspenski Cathedral 
  • Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) 
  • Old Market Hall – Vanha Kauppahalli 
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress- UNESCO World Heritage Site –  about 20 minutes via ferry away from the city $5 euros 
  • Walk down the Esplanade Park
  • Senate Square 
  • Marvel at the Art Decor architecture 

24 Hours in Helsinki | Chasing Krista | Helsinki, Finland

  • National Library of Finland 
  • Try a Finnish sauna or spa 
  • Eat traditional Finnish food 


Until next time Finland ✌🏽 

24 hours in_ Helsinki

3 Replies to “24 Hours in Helsinki”

  1. Short trip, but great set of beautiful photos. Thank You visiting Helsinki. Now after seeing a small part of Helsinki, You cannot imagine how Finland is looking like and what it offers. I give two key words: Votive ships and poor-man statues.

    Happy and safe travels.


  2. I like the sound of getting involved in culture (especially sauna, libraries and food) waaay more than just ticking off buildings from an itinerary. It looks like you had a fantastic day! ❤


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