Every time when people ask me how is my life in Helsinki going, I tend to say the same phrase: “The only thing that I regret is not moving here earlier“. During my last year in a small town in Southern Finland, I was on edge to leave this place every weekend. It might explain 5 vacations in the first half of the year 2016 and many trips to my home town in Russia. For the last 2 months, I haven’t left Helsinki even for a single night, and I still don’t feel bored or annoyed.

There are many reasons to love Helsinki. The main one for me is that there is always something new to see and experience. Today I decided to share with you some beauty of this city – better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

Beautiful Eiranranta and a super warm Sunday in the middle of September

Amazing architecture of Kruununhaka and exploring Helsinki with Annie 

Colourful buildings of Punavuori

Fantastic sunsets in Hakaniemi – my new hoods

Busy streets in the city center

Forever-in-my-heart Itämeri

Seaside and its breathtaking romance

My favourite window view

Punavuori at its finest

This is how I see Helsinki. All the photos have been taken with iPhone SE. Are you still questioning whether to move here or come to visit? Do you want to see more? Follow me on Instagram and check out the hashtag #katarina_helsinki and my daily stories! Besides, share with me your favourite areas and places in Helsinki – I want to explore every single one of them!