Northern Europe Day 8: Helsinki, Finland

I was super, super excited about visiting Finland.  I had always wanted to visit Finland and Sweden, which is one of the biggest reasons we took this trip.  Finland did not disappoint.  This was my very favorite day!!
 Who wouldn’t want to eat breakfast next to this guy every day?!?!

We took a little 10 minute bus ride from the ship to downtown Helsinki.

Smith liked the bus 🙂

It was chilly (probably high 50s) but Kensington insisted on using her jacket as a blanket instead of wearing it.

Love you Andrew!

Finland was so beautiful and super clean.  The city is built around parks and the water…there was an old town part and a new city center section.  It was lovely.

As we were walking up the street, we smelled this delicious aroma.  We went inside this tiny little bakery and found one little old lady baking away.  I ate a gigantic cinnamon roll and one chocolate cookie for lunch.  It was the best cinnamon roll and chocolate cookie I have ever eaten.  And if you know me, you know I’ve eaten my fair share.

Smith loved his tour of Helsinki.

Yes people…we are back at that bakery.  After we walked several hours more, we went back past the bakery and ate some more.  I have no shame.  It was delicious.  I am tempted to pay the airfare to Helsinki today to buy some for lunch tomorrow.

On our way back to the boat.  It was a nice walk along the water.

Our crew

Andrew and I took the kids to dinner on the ship that night.  Smith slept right through it.  Finland was FANTASTIC!  I will definitely be back one day.  I want to spend a week there.  It was wonderful.  Next stop…Sweden.  Very fun!
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  • Slightly Askew Designs September 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Wait?!?! Finland isn't just hot springs and hot tubs??? That's what I get for taking my cultural information from the Bachelor/Bachelorrette 🙂 LOVE the pictures – if you decide to buy tickets to go have lunch in Finland make sure you get me one too…

  • Marju V September 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Happy to read you enjoyed my country! If you guys come back, give me a buzz and you get a tour guide 🙂