I must confess - Helsinki is still one of my favorite layovers in Europe... Even if the weather is a little bit hostile for a Mediterranean guy.
There are many sights and places of interest in Helsinki and one of them is the wonderful Temppeliaukio Kirkko - Church of the Rock.
Eating out at Ravintola Zetor is a wonderful experience and a nice opportunity to "taste" the spirit of Finnish countryside.
|Your "napkin" from the kitchen roll at Zetor|
Despite the cold temperatures, the sun was shining most of the time. For my surprise there is a beach with lots of sand in Helsinki and it looks very nice. Even with a temperature of 1 ºC we went to see the beach!
|Beach at Helsinki|
We also saw many aircraft on approach to Vantaa Airport passing over the beach - including this Finnair's A330.
|A330 overflying the beach|
For our return to Lisbon, we had CS-TQD "Eugénio de Andrade".
|TAP A320 arriving at Vantaa|