Tag Archives: Finland

Solo Travel Helsinki: An Independent Visitor’s Guide to Finland’s Capital

stunning helsinki cathedral in finland

As a city, Helsinki is wildly underrated, in my opinion. On my own solo travels in Europe, not too many backpackers I spoke to had Helsinki on their itineraries.  However, I think Helsinki is worth visiting even as a solo traveler. Sure, you don’t get as many hostels as the neighboring Baltic countries, but Finland’s […]

One Day in Helsinki: Best Things to See & Do

see many gorgeous churches with 1 day in helsinki

Ahh, I remember spending one day in Helsinki like it was yesterday. On a chilly and humid August morning, I arrived in Helsinki after taking a two hour (zippy!) ferry ride from the Estonian capital Tallinn. And I was out of my mind tired. Why was I so dead? You guys, you guys, I was […]

6 (Short and Easy) Europe Backpacking Routes

backpacking routes europe

I love, love, love Europe so much. Why am I obsessed enough to constantly fly over the Atlantic Ocean despite me hating flying with a burning passion? Because I LOVE Europe. In my biased opinion, Europe is (without a doubt) the greatest playground in the world for solo travelers. Sometimes I don’t even know where […]

Is Helsinki Worth Visiting?: Guide to Finland’s Capital

beginners guide to helsinki

Is Helsinki Worth Visiting? I spent the last two days of my summer Scandinavian/Baltic adventure exploring Finland’s capital city: Helsinki. I’ll be honest (aren’t I always?). I was nervous adding Helsinki to my itinerary. I met a few travelers who didn’t like this city very much. Like, at all. So I repeatedly wondered to myself, “Hmm, is […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer in Scandinavia and Baltic States

I’m spending my summer in Scandinavia and the Baltic States!! Well. Not my entire summer vacation. More like the month of July. So, while I’m not exploring as much as last summer, I still have an amazing itinerary planned for a corner of Europe I haven’t yet experienced. Let’s hope no random heat waves hit […]