Whenever I think of Finland, the 1st name that comes to my mind is “Nokia” … The power of branding 🙂 (Even though nowadays “Nokia” is definitely not the brand it once was). I arrived at the Finnish capital using the Cruise Ship from Stockholm. I had used the Silja Line.
The ship is quite large with a central “town square” area with restaurants and shops. Because of the Duty-Free shopping opportunities, I am told that these cruises are very popular among the locals and the crowds definitely proved it to be true. The buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner was massive! The cruise started in the afternoon and as per the advice I had previously received, I had a very early dinner (before 6PM) and headed straight to the deck to see the Stockholm Archipelago with around 30000 small-medium-large islands. The views were amazing …
As I am a morning person, I hit the bed early and was woken up around midnight by the loud sounds. I walked around to figure out from where the noise was coming. It was from the Disco 🙂
Unfortunately, the few days I was in Helsinki was dominated by rains 😦 I still managed to see all the major sights.