Helsinki in January: when the invitation hit my inbox, I felt shivers all over my body. Wasn’t it going to be extremely cold? And maybe a bit boring? I couldn’t have been more wrong. Helsinki is a great city for a city trip, and the weather wasn’t as cold as I expected! There’s all sorts of attractions and things to do to keep you busy in Helsinki during your city trip. I’m sharing my 11 highlights with you!
Until a few weeks ago I had no idea of the existence of Åland, often referred to as the Aland islands. This group of islands is located in between Sweden and Finland and although they speak Swedish, this autonomous region is part of Finland (are you still with me?). During my visit to Finland I got the chance to visit the islands, so I’m sure you can understand I couldn’t say no! It was so easy to fall in love with these islands… it was like a winter fairytale. So now I’m telling everyone who wants to hear it they have to go and visit Åland (pronounce as: Oh-land)!
Åland should de-fi-ni-te-ly be your next holiday destination, but I’ll also give you a lot of practical tips in this travel guide: how to get to Åland, what to do, where to stay and where to eat – so the only thing you have to do is book your ticket to Helsinki and go!