With only a few days left in Helsinki the first place I wanted to go was the Helsinki market or kauppatori in Finnish and salutorget in Swedish.
The Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli) was originally by waterfront but needed to be repaired so it was moved outside the downtown core.
In some ways it may be a good thing as it was once full of tourists coming from the cruise ships but now locals are returning to this one for lunch and food shopping.
Lohikeitto: Finnish Salmon Soup
I had heard I needed to go try the soup restaurant Soppakeittio and everyone was raving about the new oyster bar. I had such a good time there I missed a bunch of museums because I ended up spending all day there.
I also shot a lot of video.
This is my first attempt to shooting and editing video. It’s far from perfect, some things are blown out, the contrast is a bit much and I don’t like all the cuts.
But I have wanted to start shooting video for over a year and I have been putting it off because I knew the first videos would be terrible.
Finally I gave myself permission to have terrible videos. No one is great at anything as a beginner so the only way I’m going to get better is if I keep practicing.
Video is such a great way to share what a place is really like, I couldn’t have really explained the view from Nasinneula revolving restaurant without showing the time lapse.
So it will be a rough start but here is my day at the Helsinki market.
It was one of my favourite travel Finland moments, but I also have so many more!