FUN, INCREDIBLE and SURPRISING. These are just some of the adjectives for the facts about Helsinki you will discover with me!
Helsinki, the capital of reindeers, gingerbread, elves and snow is the perfect destination for curious people like me! And who are as curious as moles? Kids! That’s why I love taking families with kids on my Tapsy Tour of Helsinki and tell them the best curiosities about the capital of Finland!
THE BEST FACTS ABOUT HELSINKI
Discover with me the best of the best, discover with me the facts about Helsinki you didn’t know before!
1. NO DOG, NO POOL PARTY
Dogs are more than welcomed in Helsinki. As a matter of fact, the capital of Finland opened a pool for dogs, specialized in teaching man’s best friends how to swim. Whether your dog is just a beginner or a professional swimmer, don’t think twice and take your four-legged friend with you to Helsinki!
2. JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY…
OH OH OH Merry Christmas! YESSSS Santa Claus was born in Finland!!!!
I love reindeers (especially magical ones) and Christmas gifts! OK, I am super Christmas-addicted mole! If you come to Helsinki with kids in winter time, come with me on a Tapsy Tour, I will show you the best places to enjoy the Christmas spirit in the capital of Finland!
3. AS GOOD AS…WATER!
An alcoholic drink? A fruit juice? No, the best thing you can drink in Helsinki is incredibly: TAP WATER! I am not kidding, I am serious mole!
Helsinki boasts one of the best waters in the world and it is so good that is exported to many different countries in the world! Just try to imagine fresh, uncontaminated water coming straight from the mountains springs of Finland…not a good reason to come and visit Finland? Read next one then!
4. CANDY IS DANDY BUT LIC…ORICE IS BETTER!
OK water is good in Finland, but come on, I am a glutton mole! And what do glutton moles like the most? Licorice candies….Yummy!
Helsinki is famous for its yummy salty licorice candies called “Salmiakki”. Don’t forget to try them and to take them some souvenir Salmiakki for your friends!
5. ARCHIMEDES COULD HAVE BEEN FINNISH
Since you are as curious as a mole, probably you will already know that the sauna, the most world wide used Finnish word, was invented by Finns. However, I bet you didn’t know that Finns are the ones that invented the rescue toboggan and the ice skates!
For the digital lovers, it will be interesting to know that it is exactly in Finland that Linux OS and the SMS were invented! Are you more like a cartoon lover? Well, open your ears because I am sure you don’t know what famous cartoon was born in Finland…it is an animal, it as very angry…it is: ANGRY BIRDS!
6. WE WANT CANDIES! AND CUTE SQUIRRELS…
The symbol of Helsinki is one of moles’ best friends…who? Silly question: squirrels! Well, more exactly the red squirrel, an animal that is widespread in the forests of Finland. Come on a Tapsy Tour of Helsinki with me, I will suggest you where to find the friendly and cute animals symbol of the capital of Finland!
Are you curious to discover more? Take the Tapsy Tour of Helsinki with your kids and explore the capital of Finland the most curious and cute travelling mole in the world!