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First Time in Finland | 48 Hours in Helsinki

December 4, 2019

We are really in Finland. That you need to jump in the sauna and
afterwards you need to jump in the sea and these are going to be
perfect for our very next stop. Good morning everybody. Welcome back to Helsinki here in Finland. This is pretty much mark’s day, one of Jessica’s epic European Christmas
that she’s dreamt about since she was a kid. I’m so excited right now but we have
two days here in the city and the first place that I am taking Stephen to is, I found this cute little cafe right on
the water and I’ve heard that they do some of the best hot chocolate
best cinnamon buns in the
city and it is located right on the water in a hundred year old, kind of like red traditional little hut Okay I’ve got the goods… Hot chocolate cinnamon bun
and some sausages because
we were about to cook them in that open fire, Soo, they have an outdoor fire pit in front
of the little cafe and you can buy some sausages to go with your hot chocolate. So cool and you just kind
of just cook up your lunch. We need to know really in Finland, We need to know how that chocolate tastes. Look at this cream Wow-wee that’s Good. We’re officially in Christmas time? So
while the sausages are being cooked, I’m going to be a little bit cheeky
and jump straight into dessert. I love cinnamon buns and I’ve always
wanted to try one here in Finland. Is it good? She did heat
it up. Is it still hot? Not too bad. Really good though.
Something about cinnamon and Christmas. So this is a perfect start to our holiday. When you walk into the cafe, it smells like Christmas because she’s
baking cinnamon buns all day. Oh yeah. This looks cool by the fire. But I’m telling you inside is so cute
cause it’s just like four seats in there. It’s so small. So we’ve heard when you come to Finland you
cannot miss going to a Finnish sauna. So we found one of the most popular
places to go and we’ve heard, because this one is located
right on the Baltic sea, that you need to jump in the sauna and
afterwards you need to jump in the sea. Now I’m pretty sure that it is almost
freezing. So a good luck Steve, I get out of this one. Alrighty. I’ve just gone
inside the hot sauna now. This is the Finnish part of the
sauna going into the icy cold water, not ideal conditions. Oh my
gosh, it’s so cold just out here. They say that you’re fine
when you’re not really fine, you just can’t get into it. [inaudible] [inaudible] That was such an incredible experience. Wow. I believe he did it twice. I was skeptical on how
crazy this experience was, but I mean really the
sauna like heats you up, you almost have this heat blanket
on you and then you jump in and yes, it is a shock, but then you go back into the sauna
and it’s like this numbing feeling. It’s definitely about the sensation. That was quite good as well because
there was this room with a fireplace, so I had as chilled in the fireplace
room and to go in for two hours. It’s only 19 euros, so it’s not too
bad for such a beautiful location. One thing I am so upset about is that the
Christmas markets here in Helsinki are open in a few days. So
we are just missing out, but we were just walking home back to
our Airbnb and we noticed that there is this mini mini market on like there’s
like five stores and we’re going to pretend that that is our Christmas
market moment here in Finland. So we are going to go check it out. alright, your first try
of a hot cup of Glögi Glug glug It’s like a mulled wine. Oh my goodness.
That is so nice! You can see the steam. Oh it is so warm, There’s like this little seating area.
And then the markets are just out there. It’s like couple of degrees cold. This is so nice and toasty. When you have a sip, all the steam goes
everywhere. Ready? Woah. Blow into it? So you have an assortment
of pre-dinner snacks? Gingerbread? It it, it’s Gingerbreed. Can I interest you in
a handful of Sultanas? I’m here for the free snacks.
So you eat, your Glögi. Morning guys. It is the next day and we
are actually having quiet a chili one. We were hoping for snow but I feel like
it’s just not there yet. But to warm up, we are heading out to a local food market
because we’ve heard that when you come to Finland you need to try the Salmon
soup and supposedly the best on a soup here in Helsinki. Is it the food market. We’ve just come into the market pool
and there are so many places to eat but we’ve come to the busiest and they were
serving a lot of types of soup and one is the salmon soup and look at this. Chunks of salmon and potato. let us know what it’s like. Wow, that’s warming, that
will warm you up as well. It’s kinda cool because we’re
inside this like massive shed. But then there’s like individual
almost huts. Ours has a roof? There’s all different stuff. Wow. Also, there is unlimited bread. Yum! Oh my goodness. I am so full.
That was very good value. Like the bowl is massive.
It is full of fish, full of potatoes and only 10 Euro for
lunch. That was pretty good to Finland. But even though we are so full, we were walking out and we saw a little
bakery and there was this one thing that caught our eye. We had never seen
it before. What was it called? Tippaleipä. And it said that you could only get in
Finland. And so I’m like, okay, okay, we’ll get some. She put it in this bag and she told me
I have to scrunch it all up and then we eat it, Which seemed like odd cause it
looked like a piece of artwork. Like it looked like a birdsnest. I know I don’t want to ruin it. Ready. All right. And now we some
kind looks like a funnel cake. Ready? Crunchy from mm it’s like a crunchy
pastry with the icing sugar on it. Yum. Yeah, Definitely don’t need it! So
Full from the soup. So tonight, well it’s not actually tonight. It’s 4:00 PM we’ve come down to
what they call Christmas street. It’s Alexander street and they cover
the street full of Christmas lights. And there are so many shops. So I think we’re going to be doing a
little bit about Christmas shopping tonight. So a lot of the storefronts actually
have some Christmas displays on those. He walked in there. It’s a bunch of different characters
and you kind of just have a look around. It looks very Christmassy. Literally,
he’s just stiff into the streets. He like, yep, it’s Christmas time. We have just come back from shopping
and I think I’ve found the best purchase I’ve ever made in my life. Okay. You could not get these in Australia and
these are going to be perfect for our very next stop. It is the best place to kickstart
Christmas because Santa lives here. I swear this is one of the most
magical places in the world.

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  • Reply Bibek Das December 4, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful country and beautiful video bro love you Finland 🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮

  • Reply Bibek Das December 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Flying the nest is the my favourite you tube channel

  • Reply Gretchen O'Dea December 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Oooh my husband and I are visiting Finland next year!!

  • Reply Bibek Das December 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Flying the nest is the best of you tube

  • Reply Juliette .b92 December 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Love it 😍

  • Reply MrSoBitchy December 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Faves 💚

  • Reply Mango Mads December 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I'm already loving this series and it's only episode 2! Feeling very very festive now, I'm ready to get my tree out now <3

  • Reply Kelleyn Rothaermel December 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Your suppose to put the raisins and almonds in your glogg and the cookie is to dip in the drink.

  • Reply C2rolyA December 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Come to Estonia-Tallinn! It's from Helsinki 3hours with ship cruise. We have beautiful christmas market at town hall and beautiful old town!

  • Reply Sam C December 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Finland in december, what is wrong with you?

  • Reply Kelleyn Rothaermel December 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    p.s. thanks for taking one for the team and the salmon soup looked fantastic!

  • Reply Ansh Shaindilya December 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Nice lake view👏♥️👍🙏

  • Reply Levin Soh December 4, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    The first thing I think about when I see "Finland" is RALLY RACING AKA Rally Finland.

  • Reply Bel E December 4, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Oh my goodness you guys!!! This is just magical!! I can't wait til the next vlog… this entire Christmas series is going to be so amazing! sigh How special… Enjoy every second <3

  • Reply Zamah Syarief December 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Steve was so brave to jump to the freezing water!
    Wish you guys go to Strasbourg for the christmas market! Try some Christmas bread and biscuits + the best mulled wine ❤️❤️
    Also, please come back to Explore more of my country Indonesia 🇮🇩

  • Reply Prateek Ladwal December 4, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    I am literally binge watching this channel. Lots of Love from India.

  • Reply Randy Herbrechtsmeier December 4, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Dont Do That!!!! Im an Old Man!!! I Laughed so Hard about Pissed myself!!!!!

  • Reply Dan Mooney December 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Are you coming to the uk? If so you should come to oxford!! Also you should try the York Christmas markets. I love your videos by the way!! :))

  • Reply Meghan and Quincy December 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Looks cozy! Hygge or bust!

  • Reply ITSVENZZ December 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    lovely you guys liked my hometown❤️ cant wait for the next vlogs xx you have to to try marianne or pätkis chocolate! you can get them in every store

  • Reply Wart 172 December 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    some1 from Romania ?

  • Reply M Bayrak December 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I'm from Turkey, originally. Living in Ukraine, and Christmas is lovely to me because of all the cozyness.

    Great video by the way. Finland is so nice, I like a bit of a cold in any case

    And thumbs up to Stephen and his guts to jump into the freezing water. Fortune favors the brave! So does hypothermia but who cares?

  • Reply Paige Hammond December 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Yay Christmas!

  • Reply Milad Taheri December 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    hello guys.i follow you from tehran iran,.i love your video.thanks for your production

  • Reply Jarin T December 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    You guys are the cutest🥺

  • Reply Mika Mäntykumpu December 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    We had some snow cover about for a week until last night here in Helsinki. Good ti know you went up north to play in the snow! 🙂

  • Reply CengizhanMilfhuntürk December 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    funny coincidence I'll fly to finland this friday :O

  • Reply Iida Makkonen December 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I've been waiting for this for so loooong 😍😍

  • Reply Lapakka 1 December 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    You went there in wrong time

  • Reply Francis Albert December 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Hey Steve, didn't your balls shrink from that dip in the cold seawater? lol

  • Reply Sean & Jaime December 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    finland is the christmas DREAM!

  • Reply FIFA CENTRAL December 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Suomi mainittu

  • Reply The Most Wanted Travel December 4, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Jess and Stephen just wanna tell you how much you both inspired us ❤️ Watching your videos is probably the most soothing feeling ever. Love the sparks in your eyes whenever you guys talk about something. So much love for both of you 🌸

  • Reply paveen boy December 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    u are my favorite channel

  • Reply M Bayrak December 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Best socks ever!

  • Reply RachRach December 4, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    So happy I stumbled across your channel 😊

  • Reply phia3287 December 4, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    It’s really magical! I hope to visit northern europe one day!

  • Reply Aimee van Rensburg December 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    okay where is jess’s grey beanie from?!? 😍😍

  • Reply Urooba Ahmed December 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Cool video! 🙂 Did I get it wrong, I thought they are vegetarian?

  • Reply My Heart Travels December 4, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    My grandson would Love the reindeer sled ride, Awesome🌠❄☃️❄☃️❄☃️

  • Reply Jari Ristiranta December 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    4:49 We don't. Only the crazy ones. 😀

  • Reply 하요미Hayomi December 4, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Time is flying!😭👍👍

  • Reply Uncle Chuckles December 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    I love how they say Saw Naw…

  • Reply Juha Lintunen December 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Welcome to Finland!!

  • Reply Jojo Audeau December 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I notice they like fish soup a lot. I don't think I can do fish soup.

  • Reply Konráð Arthúrsson December 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Sausages? Aren't you guy's vegetarian?

  • Reply Adry 072 December 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm


  • Reply Karma Karma December 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    i already liked 🌹 and shared it with my family and friends .But i will have to watch it later. Because i got exams 😭

  • Reply Craig December 4, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Nuts…that's almost as cold as lake Superior is right now. Fun kind of nuts though..I'd have to try it too.

  • Reply Gwyneth Glas-Brown December 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Looks amazing ,Wonderful Christmas lights 😍

  • Reply Leo Howard December 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Great Vlog

  • Reply Xalli Griswold December 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I love how cozy this videos is 😭 and you’re pregnant … I’d be feeling so much happiness and joy ❤️

  • Reply Alex Bollich December 4, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Love it. Great vlog. Such a beaufitul place, particularly for christmas. Excited for the next episode 🙂

  • Reply Anna Großer December 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I‘m going to Finnland this Christmas with my family and friends, we rent a house for two weeks and now because of your video i am even more exited😍😍

  • Reply Aman Shah December 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm


  • Reply Sattaki Ghosh December 4, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I really loved the way you guys film your videos

  • Reply Jimi December 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I thought you guys only eat fish ?!? And vegetarian dishes ??? Sausages … welcome to the dark side .. lol 😆😆😆

  • Reply Sabrina Delgado December 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I wooould never jump 😂😂 good on ya!!!!

  • Reply Fatma BATMAZ December 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Congrats again 🙂

  • Reply Klāvs Māris Miezis December 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Sauna – it's not screams of pain, it's adrenaline 🙂

  • Reply Yana Haj saleh December 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    My brain just freezes 🥶🥶🥶

  • Reply MissEmily December 4, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Jess you look amazing!!

  • Reply Tanvi Deshpande December 4, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Watching your vlogs make me wanna travel the world so badly ♥️ keep up the great work guys

  • Reply Angela Dias December 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I wanna be you today… I want to see Santa 😀

  • Reply 360 Ewan December 4, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Sauna yes! Sea no! But glad to see y'all were willing to make the sacrifice for the rest of us!

  • Reply RvrGrl80 December 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    This video IS Christmas. Finland is officially on my list.

  • Reply KrystalKstar December 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I love what a caring FTN community we have here. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Fadi Flashi Vlogs December 4, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Was it a sudden ending or?? 😐

  • Reply Gonzo Kryllake December 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Can't wait for the next vlog. I'd go and watch a movie if you made one. Cannot get enough of your trips.

  • Reply Sandeep Singh December 4, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I enjoy watching ur videos it's gives me positive vibes. Flying the nest loyal fan from Singapore 😊😘

  • Reply Emma Eriksson December 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Can’t wait for next finlandvideo 🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • Reply Rachid Patati December 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm


  • Reply The Honeymooners December 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    We're Aussies as well and we're also escaping the Aussie Christmas in favour of a European Christmas (sick of the scorching heat). All the best where ever your travels take you this Christmas!

  • Reply drummerstarboy December 4, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I absolutely love your vibe, keep up the great work! 👏👏👏

  • Reply Yally Malky December 4, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I love your videos so much! every video makes me wanna add more countries to my travel list !

  • Reply Mike Waterford December 4, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Love all you’re videos guys. What great hosts you are. The most likeable couple on YouTube for sure 🙏🙏

  • Reply Lauren Aida December 4, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I've always hated being cold but I've also always wanted to do a polar plunge like that!

  • Reply SweetC C December 4, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Peeing myself ..the sauna/screams of pain 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Renée Lynn December 4, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    My goal is to experience various countries in Europe during the Christmas season too. It just all seems so dreamy! 🥰

  • Reply Freya Lantsov December 4, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Just curious how you communicate with people that dont speak english? (Like in cafes and restaurants)🤗

  • Reply Bob GUENTHER December 4, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh lord! Intro looked as if you both were going to do it. So glad you didn’t dare Jess!

  • Reply RonCheMix December 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Nice place and get inspired to make a new video and visit the same place.

  • Reply Nerea December 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Love the video!! Christmas vibes 🎄🎄😄

  • Reply Mary _2.4 December 4, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    You guys should definetly visit Viennas christmas markets.

  • Reply Holly December 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I am CRYING at the screams of pain

  • Reply MUJAHID MOHIUDDIN December 4, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Love from karachi 😍😍
    M simply addicted😍😍😍

  • Reply Rachel H December 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    What type of jackets are you wearing? And do you think they kept you warm enough?

  • Reply Kathy Pham December 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Great video! But have you guys been noticing the abrupt endings to your last few videos??

  • Reply HeyHailee December 4, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I wanna do this whole Christmas Europe Roadtrip next year!! It's an amazing idea 🙂 lot's of love from Germany!

  • Reply Gillis December 4, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Does anyone else wish they could meet a man who is so sweet and kind natured and will take you around the world..?

  • Reply Sultan97400 December 4, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Hello thanks for your great job. How cute are those Christmas socks!

  • Reply Flight of the Fox - Aussie Travel Couple December 4, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Amazing! What a place to get ready for christmas!
    Finland is sooo high on our bucketlist! And a white christmas looks so special!
    Love it

  • Reply Joakim Garpenstedt December 4, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Helsinki ❤️

  • Reply oxygen December 4, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Omg I cried at the ocean part LOL

  • Reply Daisy Rodriguez December 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Mmm that salmon soup looks so good

  • Reply Jean Ham December 4, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    wow such a cool video

  • Reply Emily Jane December 4, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Oh wow that looks so amazing! My husband is from Sweden so I have been there a few times, but never to Finland.. we are hoping to do Xmas one year soon and may just add Finland to our list! The Swedes also drink Glögg and add the sultanas and almonds into the drink! Looking forward to watching your next vlog 😊

  • Reply Paulina Mini December 4, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Wow i want to travel like you .Please come to Gdańsk, Poland. There is a Christmas Market open from 23.11 till 1.01 🙂

  • Reply Passport to Adventure December 4, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Visiting Christmas markets is my dream! Finland would be so perfect with all of the reindeer! I cannot wait for the rest of the series!!

  • Reply beuttenmuller December 4, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Great video guys , I love how Jessy chooses the places so well. Can wait for the next video

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