Cruise To Helsinki 

Finland is one of the world's northernmost countries. Of world capitals, only Reykjavík lies more to the north than Helsinki. Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and islands; its largest lake, Saimaa, is the fourth largest in Europe. Much of the geography of Finland is explained by the Ice Age. The glaciers were thicker and lasted longer in Fennoscandia compared with the rest of Europe. The retreating glaciers have left the land with morainic deposits in formations of eskers. These are ridges of stratified gravel and sand, running northwest to southeast, where the ancient edge of the glacier once lay. The forest consists of pine, spruce, birch, and other species. Finland is the largest producer of wood in Europe and among the largest in the world.
I visited in the month of September.  When we got into Helsinki it was raining so I stayed on board the ship for a bit.  I don’t mind the rain but my shoes were not waterproof and I didn’t want soggy feet again (pretty sure my shoes had a faint mold smell as it was).  Once the rain stopped I walked around the city.  It was very pretty, and there was a street market with some very interesting things.  If I had checked my bag and was into shopping there were a few knives I would have bought, as well as a few furs (next time hehehe).  They had some yummy smelling food as well.  Unfortunately the day cruise I took was the only time I had to spend there.  It is another country I would like to spend more time in at some point.