1. The Western port is impressive and well-organized
2. They have a lot of parks; the environmental issue is not merely a slogan
3. Fun to observe the locals as they zealously enjoy the short summer, the long summer days (from mid-June to mid-August)
4. Art Nouveau buildings
5. Perfect public safety, cleanliness, excellent public transport, peaceful and calm atmosphere
6. The atmospheric main market, the Kauppatori
7. The surrounding archipelago
8. The locals are polite and helpful
9. There are plenty of free WiFi hotspots
10. A walkable city
11. Allas Sea Pool: a new swimming pool and sauna complex in the port of Helsinki - A large outdoor swimming pool heated all year round!
12. Punavuori is a charming neighborhood near the center of Helsinki, characterized by its pastel-colored buildings, plus lovely little shops
13. Oodi Helsinki Central Library
1. After two days of efficient sightseeing, there aren’t many exciting programs remain. (We mean, in case you don’t intend to make more in-depth impressions)
2. If you don't come here in the summer, you may suffer from the harsh climate, the depressing effects of the short daytime, the cold winds may make your bones ache, and many puddles from the melting snow on the sidewalks
3. There aren't many monument buildings, Helsinki's architecture, on the whole, is quite monotonous
4. Sparse nightlife on weekdays
5. On weekend nights, the boringly drunk, sometimes aggressive Finns, the many drug addicts
6. The locals are mostly reticent, introverted, at least when they are sober
7. Many stores are temporarily closed for all sorts of reasons.
8. In nightclubs, it is usually mandatory to drop off the bag in the cloakroom.
9. Not too many really cozy cafes (although the Finns are big coffee drinkers) - Exception: the cafes of Punavouri
10. Surprisingly many social problems, poverty, unemployed immigrants in the eastern part of the city