Helsinki is home to several historic market halls that are spread out all over the city. The probably most prominent (see picture) is located at the little harbor from which you can take sightseeing cruises or the ferry to Suomenlinna, the island with the large sea fortress. The market halls are well preserved and actually quite modern from the inside. Stalls are selling fresh and smoked seafood (see picture) but also meat, yummy sweets (see picture) and fruits. Some even function as little restaurants and have a couple of small tables for a sit down lunch or early dinner. Unfortunately, we never made it. We were either stuffed from breakfast or too late for an early dinner. Most market halls close at 6 pm, quite early as time flies in Helsinki and as it does not get dark before nearly midnight, you don’t actually realize how late it already is.