We had a real nice day traveling into downtown Helsinki and exploring the shops and various stores around town. The Ice Bar Winterland & Helsinki Highlights tour took our group to the Ice Bar and Igloo Hotel. It was about an hour outside the city and a very “cool” experience. We were all given some heavy thermal outfits to wear when going inside their frozen little city. Inside there was dog sledding, ice bedrooms and, of course, a lot of Finlandia Vodka. We had a lot of fun and its a neat place to visit when in Helsinki. — Phil
HAL guest Phil from Atlanta, Ga., is currently on Eurodam sailing throughout the Baltic on a 12-day cruise. He will be sending in cruise diaries throughout the duration of his time on board.