Helsinki – Stockholm – Helsinki cruise now on video

Here’s a recent video I made from the Helsinki – Stockholm – Helsinki -cruise with Silja Symphony in the summer 2019. The Moomin cabin gave some jolly moments for the passenger.

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Panorama: Helsinki, Finland and Vuosaari

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Today’s panorama is from Helsinki, Finland.
The sea view is captured on a sunny summer day in Vuosaari’s Uutela.

Uutela is a beautiful and prestigious outdoor area that offers the much needed greenery for those living in a city in a concrete jungle.
In addition to the jogging paths in the middle of a beautiful nature, there are also 2 grilling huts in Uutela.

Watch a video of Uutela’s sea landscape here.

Discover more about Helsinki here
and find Helsinki blogging in Finnish at indivue.fi.

You can find more travel tips for Helsinki here: http://bit.ly/HelsinkiTrip

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Seaview from Uutela

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Travel Opus to Europe

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Travel Opus to Europe is one of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus works.

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European cities and stories

Here below are all the European cities Indivue has visited, photographed and written about so far – find the stories in the links:

AMSTERDAM 

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Amsterdam in Finnish during the past one decade

BARCELONA 

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Barcelona in Finnish during the past one decade

BERLIN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Berlin in Finnish during the past one decade

COPENHAGEN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Copenhagen in Finnish during the past one decade

HELSINKI

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Helsinki in Finnish during the past one decade

OSLO

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Oslo in Finnish during the past one decade

PARIS

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Paris in Finnish during the past one decade

ROME

STOCKHOLM

This video has got subtitles in English, Finnish and Swedish

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Stockholm in Finnish during the past one decade

VATICAN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about the Vatican City in Finnish during the past one decade


European capitals

Here below are all the European countries and their capitals. Names written with the capital letters are straight links for more information on the subject.

  • AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)
  • Andorra la Vella (Andorra)
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • Athens (Greeze)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • BERLIN (Germany)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Chisinau (Moldova)
  • COPENHAGEN (Denmark)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • HELSINKI (Finland)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Luxembourg City
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Monaco
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Nuuk (Greenland)
  • OSLO (Norway)
  • PARIS (France)
  • Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • ROME (Italy)
  • San Marino
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • STOCKHOLM (Sweden)
  • Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Valletta (Malta)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Zagreb (Croatia)

Indivue art inspired by Oslo
Inspired by Oslo

Member countries of the European Union

The countries below are the members of the European Union. The euro sign, if attached, means the country uses the one and the same euro currency in that country, making traveling there a lot easier.

  • Austria €
  • Belgium €
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus €
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia €
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece €
  • Hungary €
  • Ireland €
  • Italy
  • Latvia €
  • Lithuania €
  • Luxembourg €
  • Malta €
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal €
  • Romania
  • Slovakia €
  • Slovenia €
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Indivue Art inspired by Rome, Italy
Inspired by Rome

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Travel Opus to Europe
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5 reasons to see and experience Oodi in Helsinki, Finland

Book heaven, view from the Fazer café

Do you fancy drinking tea in a terrace in Helsinki during summertime? Maybe with a random book or magazine? Oodi is making that possible, since the new three-story library building is opening this week in the centre of Helsinki, and it will be having a very big and fancy cafeteria with a terrace on its third floor.

Book heaven on the third floor of Oodi
Book heaven on the third floor of Oodi

Ball chairs in Bookheaven on the third floor of Oodi library
Ball chairs in Bookheaven on the third floor of Oodi library

Book heaven, view from the Fazer café
Book heaven, view from the Fazer café

Oodi library is the 100th year birthday gift from Finland and its capital Helsinki to its citizens. It took 3 years to build it. This week Oodi will open its doors for the audience and from then on it will be one of the most important sights of Helsinki and the whole of Finland. The view from the 3rd floor of Oodi will most certainly charm you, whether you’re inside or outside the library. In addition there is a lot one can do in this three-story library building.

Not knowing anything more about those 100000 books and magazines Oodi will be having, here’s still 5 more reasons to see and experience Oodi. It will be open seven days a week starting 5.12.2018 –

5 reasons to visit Oodi in Helsinki

1. Oodi will give anyone a free chance to experience clean and beautiful design. The impact will surely be healthy and uplifting for the mind.

2. From the balcony on the third floor one can admire sunsets during summertime. There will be no skyscrapers blocking the sun all though it is in the centre of Helsinki.

3. Oodi is not only a library but a cultural centre. In addition to traditional libraryservices you will also find a cafeteria, restaurant, movie theatre, a playpark for kids, etc. Movie theatre Kino Regina will open in January 2019.

4. On the second floor of Oodi there will be workspaces of various kind in handicrafts as well as digital works. There will also be soundproof rooms for study or work, and for playing music. This second floor will be fully open in 2019.

5. Oodi promotes lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression.

In addition to this, the third-floor ball chairs offer a great opportunity to read blogs in your own privacy with your own smartphone!

Find more information on Oodi’s website

The video below reveals more beautiful details about Oodi’s architecture and decorative details –

Photographs by Noora Saarinen

Find this article in Finnish at indivue.fi

Read more about Helsinki here!

5 random scenes from Helsinki

Here’s some 5 random scenes from Helsinki. These photos have been taken with an unusual method, which will explain any distortion met.

The first image is a view over the city centre of Helsinki after sunset, when the horizon is still pinkish.

The second image is of the white Helsinki Cathedral, which is also located in the centre on the city. The Cathedral is the best known landmark of Helsinki.

The third image is from Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, which is the easternmost part of Helsinki. Aurinkoranta is one of the best beaches in the whole of Finland.

The fourth image is from a bridge above the busy street of Helsinginkatu. The bridge is only ment for passengers and bycicles.

The fifth scene is from the way to Kaivopuisto, which is a beautiful park almost in the centre of Helsinki. Kaivopuisto and its surroundings are the richest area in Helsinki.

View over Helsinki city centre
View over Helsinki city centre
Helsinki cathedral
Helsinki cathedral
Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, Helsinki
Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, Helsinki
Bridge for bicycles and passengers over Helsinginkatu road
Bridge over Helsinginkatu
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki

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Helsinki Book Fair 2018

In the Helsinki Book Fair stages like Waltari and Eino Leino, which were named after the famous Finnish authors, are now a thing of the past. This year 2018 the Book Fair introduced us various stages for authors and other performers having names according to the actual neighborhoods of Helsinki.

Here below you can see the neighborhoods from the Helsinki Book Fair 2018. The event will still be happening today Sunday 28.10.2018 in the Fair Centre in Pasila. The theme country of this year is the United States of America, with authors like Jennifer Clement, Patricia Lockwood and Cecilia Samartin visiting the Book Fair in Helsinki.

After the Book Fair, the life of these participating stages will continue also in Twitter – open the links below to read more about them:

Find Helsinki also in Travel Opus to Europe.

Read this article about Helsinki Book Fair in Finnish here.

Helsinki Book Fair 2018
Helsinki Book Fair 2018

Digital graphics inspired by Helsinki exhibiting now

New digital graphics, inspired by Helsinki and other cities, exhibiting now in Instagram – follow it up here: https://www.instagram.com/noora_saarinen

Helsinki centre on Design Week 2018

Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview

Helsinki center has cheered up and become more lively after the recent opening of Amos Rex Art Museum there. This inspired me to take a walk in the center, especially since the weather was warm and sunny and Helsinki Design Week 2018 had started.

Helsinki Design Week 2018 in Keskuskatu
Helsinki Design Week 2018 in Keskuskatu
Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview
Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview

Keskuskatu, one of the streets in the very center of Helsinki has become a pleasant and stylish pedestrian street over the years. For the time being it also features a Helsinki Design Week 2018 -booth, from which event information is shared both for tourists and local passers-by.

A short walk in the center of Helsinki also stimulated the need for traveling abroad:

Keskuskatu with its tourists reminded me of any European metropolis, and even the helmet wearing passengers with the scooter, queuing in the traffic lights, resembled the streets of Rome.

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But when I went to Baana for the first time, the pedestrian/cycling street in the Helsinki center, I was truly fascinated after seeing them benches meant for only one person to sit.

I had admired that kind of benches earlier in Stockholm and wondered why we don’t have them in Helsinki. And now found out that all this time they might have existed by this pedestrian street, which has been easing the life of the cyclists as well in the Helsinki center since 2012.

Benches for one person by the Baana
Benches for one person by the Baana

Yes, I really walked through the promenade for the first time in 2018. And I must admit – it was a refreshing experience.

I liked it even more than the lovely bike / pedestrian streets in Copenhagen, as “hygge” as they might be, since in Helsinki the road was much more spacious and safer for its passengers.

Afternoon car jams were only humming somewhere far off in the upper air when I walked from Kamppi to Kiasma, the museum of contemporary art, towards Oodi, the new and magnificent library being built in Helsinki.

Baana in Helsinki centre
Baana, the road for bicycles and pedestrians in Helsinki centre

The capital of Finland is really changing for the better. It’s really worth for tourists to come and bloggers to blog.

Helsinki Design Week is a 13 year old annual event presenting Finnish design in Helsinki, and this year’s novelty is the Children’s Design Week. You can find the entire Helsinki Design Week 2018 -program at https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com.

Kiasma, museum of contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland
Kiasma, museum of contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland

Find more blogging related to Helsinki here

and read about Helsinki also in Finnish .