Tram line 3: Merisata & Eira

The last two weekends have taken me to the beautiful green waterfront areas of Eira, Merisata and Kaivopuisto. This weekend past was the colourful Helsinki Pride, which started in Senate Square and finished with festivities throughout Kaivopuisto, while the weekend before was Finnish midsummer (Juhannus) with seaside bonfires to celebrate the longest day of the…

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Tram line 4: Munkkiniemi & Seurasaari

The Helsinki winter this year has been late and unusually cold- which has meant the sea has frozen over in many places, allowing for some fun winter sports, including skating on natural ice.

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Tram Line 1: Kumpula & Käpylä

Tram Line 1 travels from Eira in the south to Käpylä in the north of Helsinki. In this post I explore Käpylä and neighbouring Kumpula. These areas are famous for their beautiful old wooden houses, attotment gardens and green areas.

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