The city boasts magnificent architectural wonders from multiple eras of architecture, from old wooden and Neoclassical structures to Art Nouveau and modern glass buildings, highlighting the country’s rich history. Helsinki is a unique place where East meets West, so you can see all kinds of Russian and European influence in the architecture here. Surrounded by water, iconic islands and absolutely gorgeous green spaces, the city is also full of natural beauty, not to mention the good air quality and low levels of pollution.
Even in the middle of Helsinki, you can see a bit of nature and be reminded that you are never far from it. The Finnish capital is a hotspot for functional design and vibrant culture, with a wide array of stores presenting the very best of Finnish design, a number of lively cultural events taking place all year round, and many awesome museums enabling you to get to the heart of Finnish culture.
With its laid-back and chill vibe, it is considered to be one of the trendiest European cities. With that in mind, do not fail to try the authentic coffee flavours in a cosy atmosphere at one of the coolest and cutest cafés in town. Also, spice up your trip with the delectable Finnish cuisine and combine it with some indulgent pampering of your inner self by relaxing in a hot, steamy sauna in a traditional Finnish setting. And do not forget to mingle with the warm, open and friendly locals who are fluent in English! Have a great time in the Finnish capital!