I went to Helsinki last weekend, but must admit: my Finnish did not improve, but my view on Finland did. Helsinki is a wonderful city to ramble around in.
Helsinki is Finland’s major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe’s major cities. The city seem to occupy a large area, larger than strictly necessary for a population of only about 600 000 inhabitants.
Helsinki Market Square is placed right in the heart of the city center. It is to a large degree a floating market, with fishermen and -women selling all kinds of dried and pickled stuff from the sea from their own boats.
a bit skeptical – are we?