Posts Tagged ‘Finland’

Last summer my husband and I took a Northern European cruise and had a wonderful experience. Helsinki, Finland was one of the places that we visited.

Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav I. It became the center of influence and capital of Finland under Russian Tsar Alexander. I will share some of my favorite spots with you.

Helsinki Cathedral

You can see bus load of people going inside. The admission is Free.

The Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius is Finland’s most important composer. The monument was created to honor him. It is located in the Sibelius Park (Sibeliuspuisto) and it is a great place to relax and unwind.

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

You can catch a ferry to get there and you need a minimum 4 hours to enjoy it. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are walls, cannons, tunnels, a submarine, museums, caf├ęs, and restaurants.