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Port of Helsinki: A spectacle of attractions

Experience a perfect cruise destination that is bounded by a stunning archipelago. This site occupied the head of a peninsula and became a spectacle that offers breathtaking sights to the tourists. Finland is a set of attractions which is Port of Helsinki Finlandincreasing day by day after it achieved independence from Russia in the year 1917. Elegant buildings, water sites, natural and exotic places that has worth to visit is all welcoming the international tourists to come and share the beauty of this spectacular city.

Towards the southern direction of Finland, the city of Helsinki lies and could be found on the shore of Gulf of Finland at Baltic Sea. This capital city serves Finland hugely when it comes about tourism. This is the largest city of Finland and offers numerous attractive sites. It has a population of 583,484 and is the capital of Finland for business, education, research, culture and government. People speak Finnish language and the majority of religion here is Lutheran Protestant, Orthodox and other minorities.

Vuosaari HarbourThis Port oversees four harbours and they are South Harbour-passenger traffic, West Harbour-passenger and cargo traffic, Sörnäinen Harbour-cargo traffic and Vuosaari Harbour-the main cargo port which was finished recently in the year 2008. The city of Helsinki extends across many bays and peninsulas over many islands. A narrow ten kilometre long Helsinki Central Park is extended from the inner city of Helsinki to the northern border of the city. Few of the worth visiting islands are Seurasaari, Lauttasaari and Korkeasaari and is also the biggest zoo of Finland. Along with this, the fortress island of Suomenlinna and the military island of Santahamina offer exotic sites to the visitor.

Helsinki enjoys temperate continental climate with much higher winter season that falls down to -5 degree Celsius in the months of January and February. In fact, temperatures fall below -20 degree Celsius for a week or two in the entire year. In the months of June through August you can experience long day’s summer temperatures with 19 to 21 degree Celsius. So such a cool climate makes this place even more attractive and gives soothing atmosphere. Neo-classical buildings, government palace, cathedral, and many others sites could be found in this city which could be accessed through cruise to the port of Helsinki.

Alvar Aalto Finlandia HallVisit the seafront Kauppatori which is the Market Square and remains packed with locals who gather here to have lunch and also to buy some products from the market stalls. Once you finish exploring this site head towards the architectural heart of Helsinki which is called as Senaatintori or Senate Square. All you have to walk for just five minutes from the Market Square and you will reach to this exotic site where the tallest building of the city named as the Hotel Torni could be seen. From this building you can have breathtaking glance at the most noted landmarks of the city especially the Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia Hall and Steven Holl’s arc of a building called Kiasma which is the contemporary art gallery.

Helsinki CathedralTake a ride on 3T tram to explore the sights of the city. Some highlights recognized as the pride to the city are Sibelieus Monument and Park, Kiasma, Temppeliaukio Church, Soumenlinna Island, Helsinki Cathedral and Ateneum Art Museum. Head to the first underground shopping centre in Finland at Helsinki railway station where you can try shopping and buy Finnish handicrafts, Moomin memorabilia, jewellery, handwoven ryijy rugs, furniture, glassware, porcelain, ceramics, furs, textiles and many other specialities. Pohjoisesplanadi, Aleksanterinkatu and Fredrikinkatu are the major shopping streets of this city.

While exploring the city, do try its cuisine where potatoes, fish, meat, milk, butter and rye bread are the traditional strongholds of Finnish diet. For cruise passengers light meals will be available all around the city. So just enter the major port in Finland that includes three harbours and six passenger terminals. This famous city could be found crowded with tourists as the port of Helsinki serves more than nine million passengers every year. Ferry services are frequent so you can take a ride and simply explore the city’s amazing sites.

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