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Please like share and subscribe to TrekTrendy for more worldwide travel vlogs: http://bit.ly/1WNqym8 Flight layovers can be an awesome opportunity to explore a new city, and this is exactly what happened here. I had 24 hours in Helsinki, Finland to explore the city in between my flight from London and my flight to Gdansk. I stayed at the Hilton airport hotel over night as my flight from London arrived quite late. I made sure I woke pretty early the next day so I could have a good few hours of exploring the city. I took the new airport train which took about 20 minutes into the city costing 4 euros each way. Getting into Helsinki central station you think it's firstly quite a modern building but upon entering the main area it's got a really cool art deco feel to it. After checking the Trip Advisor app to ensure I was heading in the right direction I came across a gorgeous park in the centre of town. There also was a bunch of live music and a market on which I investigated. It was like a British car boot sale but instead in a park! I then passed a floating market selling fresh seafood and then went onto the pier to get my first look at this gorgeous city. Wow Helsinki you are amazing! I could see where I'd been walking and the three main areas I wanted to see, which as you'll see in the video were: the Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki wheel, and the Senate Square where I was able to explore the main Helsinki Cathedral. Checkout the video and let me know what you think, but for a few hours in the city I think I managed to fit quite a lot in! ----- Background music ----- Music: Aritus – Flight by Aritus is licensed under a Creative Commons License.https://soundcloud.com/aritusmusic/flight ----- Image use ----- With special thanks to Hilton hotels for use of their hotel image.
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GeniusLoci1970 (7 months ago)
I was in Helsinki, but I think architecture (functionalism) is the best there. The real journey begins in Africa. I recommend Togo, Ghana, Senegal. Only I saw them. Was great. Greetings from Poland.
GeniusLoci1970 (7 months ago)
That would be great. South Africa is a bit artificial (synthetic) because it was created by the apartheid system. In my humble/modest opinion, other African countries are more interesting. Those in which black people live their own way. I am very curious about Angola, Cameroon or Gambia, Mozambique or other. Apparently there is a tourist strip in Gambia where everyone is going. But just leave 30 km and you have another real Africa. If you have any interesting materials from Africa, please show me a great satisfaction. Perhaps some may be inspiration for my travels. Thank you and best regards
Trek Trendy (7 months ago)
Thank you :) greetings to you too and glad you enjoyed your time in Helsinki. I hope to visit Africa again sometime, I've been to South Africa many years ago before I started my channel. Hope to get some video content next time I go to share on Youtube
aivopark (1 year ago)
Modern design from the outside!? You are on crack man.
Simone Steigler (2 years ago)
This is great! Loved watching it. It would be a dream to visit Helsinki. Keep up the good work! I make travel videos if anyone would like to check them out :)
Trekker Fox (2 years ago)
great video ! i like your editing style :)
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Thank you :)
Tuula Westra (2 years ago)
So nice to return to Helsinki, my home forever no matter where I am.
Danzy1138 (2 years ago)
One of the best places, Helsinki <3
TheFirstWay (2 years ago)
finland tampere is best aim finland man
max Manninen (2 years ago)
I live in the center of the Helsinki and I found this video very interesting and fun! Those are the places where I hang out a lot on summers. :)
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Thanks Max, glad you enjoyed it :)
oceane2508 (2 years ago)
Very interesting video !
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Thank you :)
Thank you for visiting my hometown, hope you liked it (^‿^) I enjoyed your video a lot, you really caught the best parts of it. But Helsinki is growing rapidly, there are now two giant malls and skyscrapers being built close to city center, one in Kalasatama (opening in 2018) and the other in Pasila (opening in 2019) Hope you will be back again.
Woow (◕∇◕)
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
I loved Helsinki such a lovely place, will definitely be back next year :)
Gloria Demostrarte (2 years ago)
Hi! Nice video! I just opened a youtube channel! I film vlog and shorts mostly Finland! Get a look if you want :)
Tom Brunberg (2 years ago)
I would've understund you pronouncing uspenskin katedraali!
gozamite (2 years ago)
You can find a video here from YouTube where Steven Tyler is playing those bottles... "Aerosmiths Steven Tyler turns street musician in Helsinki"
mikrokupu (2 years ago)
Thanks for the cool video! Great to see your own hometown through visitors eyes. Yes the Orthodox church has a lot of bling bling and the Lutheran Protestant one is white and simple. Helsinki is great in summer, a lot of visitors, perhaps you noticed the Asian tourists, a lot of them nowadays. Thats mainly bacause HEL airport has become a busy hub for flights to Asia.
mikrokupu (2 years ago)
+jonnenne Thats not true, Tampere has no budget airline services in winter, in summer there are Ryanair flights to Budapest and Bremen and nothing more. If looking budget options to Lapland then Norwegian (or Monarch) is the best choice from UK, direct or via HEL:
mikrokupu (2 years ago)
+Trek Trendy In winter there are direct scheduled flights to Finnish Lapland from London Gatwick on Norwegian, Monarch, Finnair (W17/18) and from Manchester on Monarch. I would recommend to come later in spring around March, more daylight and less cold but still a full winter. And probably less tourists, Lapland seems to be in now.
jonnenne (2 years ago)
You should look into going through Tampere if you wanna save money. Most budget airlines operate through there because that airport is smaller and much cheaper for the airlines.
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Amazing, thanks for the advice :) I think that will have to be 2018 then. I guess the best way to get there is via Helsinki?
jonnenne (2 years ago)
I don't know if you check comments on old videos but I would recommend late January until mid-end of March to go to Lapland. That way you can experience the winter without the almost non-existing sunlight.
Convicts Row Media (2 years ago)
Mate, your editing is superb! Absolute pleasure to watch. Subscribed, mate!
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Thanks bro appreciate the kind words. Don't you find one of the hardest parts to an edit is finding music and then matching it. I think it's got to be the lengthiest part (aside from filming of course aha)
Aaron Explores (2 years ago)
Another great video, nice tip there about the Trip Advisor app, another one you might find useful if you don't already know is the Yelp app :D
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Thanks AJ. An good thinking dude, I will definitely check it out.
John Sekhar (2 years ago)
Great video :) Such a lovely city

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