Helsinki in February

Visiting the capital of Finland in February isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun time. It is cold, very cold, -12c during the day. There are huge piles of snow everywhere. The noise of cars skidding on roads is a constant backdrop. This is how I’m completing the set of Nordic capitals and it’s thrilling.

So, how just how snowy is Helsinki in February?

(Still shots from a Flip, excuse the quality)

Snowy statues at magnificent Helsinki Central Station

Near-criminal negligence

Hover-ferry arriving into frozen harbour

Mighty Tuomiokirkko

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