Pensions in Helsinki
While the old city of Helsinki is located on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, the rest of the city is spread over a number of islands and bays. You'll enjoy the beautiful, natural scenery as well as the layout of the city that encourages pleasant excursions. Of the many historic buildings and museums, one site has proven popular with tourists and locals alike. Suomenlinna is a series of island fortifications first conceived in 1748 in the wake of Russian maritime expansion into the Baltic Sea. Originally, there were a few Swedish fortification, and these were built upon to provide a bulwark against sea invasion across six islands. Augustin Ehrensvärd was the principal architect, and his grave is found on one of the islands. The fortress has quite a history, having changed hands numerous times and played a role in several conflicts. It is important to note that the fortifications were designed to coincide with the existing style of Helsinki, though several features were left unfinished when the Russian military gained Helsinki and the fortress in 1808. Suomenlinna is now home to some 800 citizens, and restoration work has preserved the character of the islands.
For your next vacation, choose a pension in Helsinki with Wimdu!
With a hostel, you'll find yourself limited to a few locations. Though Helsinki has a great transit system, it can be nice to enjoy pensions closest to your favourite attractions. While a bed and breakfast or apartment for rent can give you this option, it could very well cost an arm and a leg too. With Wimdu, you'll find many options for apartments and pensions from private owners and help in choosing the best one. Friendly Wimdu hosts are available to help guide you to the pension in Helsinki that's right for you!