Once we docked at Helsinki, it was a 20 minute walk or 4 minutes cab ride to Market Square. Since we were meeting up with a friend, we took the cab ride for €10. Market Square, right on the bay, is a big outdoor market with room to walk around and browse the food and souvenir stands. The souvenirs here are quality, hand-made, unique items – we bought a few treasures here.
Foods of Finland
From a food stand in Market Square, we had a unique and delicious lunch of Moose Meatballs, Reindeer Sausage, Vendace, vegetables, and potatoes. Vendace are small freshwater white fish, fried up whole, and they are an excellent treat. The Moose Meatballs was tender and delicious, while the Reindeer Sausage was just OK.
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
On the ferry ride back to Helsinki, dark storm clouds were gathering, rolling toward us in massive dark layers.
Sights of Helsinki
Back in Helsinki, the rain started down in buckets. Everyone was almost instantly drenched, including the Pride Parade that was energetically winding through the streets. We danced to the music alongside the Parade as we trekked through the crowds looking for shelter from the storm.
Anywhere You Go Around The World …
When we were ready to leave Helsinki, we were able to change our return ticket from 19:30 to a 16:30 ferry at the customer service desk at the port for a fee of €10 / person. It was a fun day outing in Helsinki.
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I spent a few days in Helsinki this June and came across a Samba parade! It was great!Loading...