My solo trip to Finland started in Helsinki. I walked around, taking it all in and finding the most random streets and little quirks everywhere. I loved how the city was always quiet, there were never big crowds, and everyone respected each other’s space.
There are parks, gardens, and nature everywhere, even in the middle of the city. And if you are a lover of vintage and second-hand shops, like me, you’ll definitely have fun in Helsinki. There’s one in almost every corner.
The food markets were my go-to for great meals without breaking the bank. I could find almost every kind of food there, but they genuinely do love their salmon. It’s sold in every way, shape, and form, literally!
Of course, the hot chocolates are also a must, or their typical hot drink, the Glögi, if you like hot wine.
I’m a fan of museums, so I already had a few I wanted to visit when I got there. My favorites were the Finnish Museum of Natural History and The Finnish National Gallery. The first is great for everyone, even for kids, and the second one I would say is more for art lovers.