2nd day in Helsinki

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trainstops from the local trains

I will start with a little bit of yesterday, Inges backpack got delivered to the hotel in the evening :)

In the morning we had a breakfast buffet that was very good, a lot of different things so it was hard to choose ;) Then we left to take the train to Helsinki. We bought a three day regional tourist card, so now we can take any train, bus or tram in Helsinki but also in Vantaa were we are staying in the hotel. In Helsinki we took the 3T tram, this tram passes most of the important tourist sights. We first tought about renting bicycles, but it was very cloudy today and we didn't want to risk it. From our first stop we walked to the Sibelius monument, this is on a lot of tourist trips there were many busses there.

Trainstation Helsinki
We continued our walk by going to the Olympic stadion, it was good to see but its not a very nice building. I took the elevator to the top of the 72 meter high tower, from here you have a very nice view of Helsinki. And we also visited the Finnish Sportsmuseum, this is not a very big museum but it is really nice if you are interested in sports. They have a F1 suit from Mika Hakkinen, a shirt from Jari Litmanen and a lot more from famous finnish sportsmen. There also was a display on the Olympic games from 1952 that were held in Helsinki and some old video's on finish sports and sportsmen.

For our lunch we went to the finish version of McDonalds: Hesburger. After lunch we took the tram again, we wanted to go to the rockchurch, but we took a wrong stop so instead we saw a nice market :) Then we took the tram again and visited the Finnish departmentstore Stockmann. After this we did go to the rockchurch and it probably was good we didn't go there earlier because it just opened for the afternoon. The church looks really nice on the inside, but it didn't feel like a church. Here there were a lot of tourists again.

Since our feet were tired and it was late in the afternoon we decided to go back to Vantaa and get something to eat there. We went to a nice italian restaurant were we had a good pizza. Now its time to go and try a Finnish sauna :)

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trainstops from the local trains
trainstops from the local trains
Trainstation Helsinki
Trainstation Helsinki
Train to Helsinki
Train to Helsinki
Sibelius monument
Sibelius monument
Sibelius monument
Sibelius monument
Olympic stadion
Olympic stadion
Paavo Nurmi statue near the stadion
Paavo Nurmi statue near the stadion
Stadion records
Stadion records
The tower
The tower
on the way to the top :)
on the way to the top :)
View of the amusement park
View of the amusement park
View of the center
View of the center
The olympic swimming stadion
The olympic swimming stadion
the stadion
the stadion
Sport museum of Finland
Sport museum of Finland
Mika Hakkinen suit in the museum
Mika Hakkinen suit in the museum
overview of a part of the museum
overview of a part of the museum
torches
torches
Finnish department store
Finnish department store
the rockchurch
the rockchurch
candles in the church
candles in the church
Inside of the church
Inside of the church
Helsinki
photo by: portia