Visit Helsinki. Helsinki is a city middle of nature. A lot of trees, green parks and more.
What to visit in Helsinki and where to go to take photographs: visit Eira, Kaivopuisto park, Suomenlinna fortress, Kauppatori, museums, city centre and shopping mall in Kamppi zone, Vuosaari.
Eira is a beautiful zone in Helsinki. Houses are more expensive there. Located near all attractions of the centre by walking distance and located near Kaivopuisto park, read more about Eira.
Kaivopuisto is a popular green park middle of the Helsinki city centre. The park is located near Eira and all main attractions. Walking distance also to Kauppatori main market square and to harbour. You can walk up to the hill and take photographs of the city, parks and ships. Nice place especially in the summer season. More about Kaivopuisto.
Rautatientori is called the main train station and when you go by underground around the city you should remember this name because it’s the centre and the main station. You won’t get lost easily if you stay example in the centre near the train station when you remember this name Rautatientori. The station is also one place for photogaphers, there is interesting details. Helsinki airport is out of the city center located in Helsinki Vantaa but you can go to the city centre from the airport by train or bus. For the connection information you can check VR www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage and the bus connection: www.hsl.fi/en
Suomenlinna fortress is part of Unesco World Heritage List and if you like Unesco’s attractions you should visit there.
Kauppatori main market square located all of these attractions such as old Helsinki Cathedral, market hall, Senate square, harbour, Ateneum museum, Rautatientori, Kaivopuisto, Eira and more.
Seurasaari is open air museum on island and has historic Finnish cottages and remind me of Swedish and Danish cottages.
Linnanmäki amusementpark and also green Alppenpark next to the amusementpark.
If you would like to take photographs of animals you could visit Korkeasaari zoo located in island. Possible to go there by ferry or by bus number 16 from Rautatientori main train station. Helsinki city has now also Cat cafe called Helkatti Fredrikinkatu 55, near Kamppi underground station.
Vuosaari is a green east side of the city. Easy connection by direct underground to the centre but it would take about 30 minutes by underground. Summer season you could photograph green parks with flowers and also cherry blossom trees. The zone is called Aurinkolahti, meaning is the sun bay. Once I was living in this zone and liked.
When to visit: I would recommend summer absolutely because winter could be rainy (because climate change) or frozen season. Summer has also a lot of more of sunlight. Finland has 4 seasons: cold or rainy winter with or without snow, mild or warm green summer, colorful fall, incalculable spring.
It’s also possible to travel to Sweden, Estonia, Germany and to Russia from Helsinki by ship and train. It would take only 1 day to visit Estonia and come back to Helsinki, this is one chance. Also possible to go to Lapland from Helsinki. Helsinki has boat tours check Strömmä Helsinki sightseeing cruises. Then you could visit islands neat the centre and take photographs of the islands.
Beach in Vuosaari
Summer in Aurinkolahti Vuosaari