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Helsinki, Finland


Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

It is also a perfect place to experience the metropolitan attractions with only few of its drawbacks. Helsinki was one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the European Union up until the early years of the 21st century and has recently become the city chosen for a good living. With everything within walking distances, the city still has a cosmopolitan feeling with something for everyone. The modern city center with great shopping areas, various clubs and bars blends perfectly with natural sceneries and beautiful harbors.

Helsinki is another green capital of Scandinavia - one third of Helsinki consists of parks and other green areas, which ensure the city’s fresh air. The city has a strong maritime flavor - the sea is an essential part of everyday life. It surrounds the city on three sides with almost 100 km of shoreline and around 300 islands. So you can definitely enjoy a relaxing time in the harbor watching the giant ferries dock.

If you visit Helsinki, you will probably end up in Esplanade - the commercial and social heart of the city. You can also take a walk around the Design District and shop for modern Finnish design pieces. Locals say the best of Helsinki lies outside the city! Sailing in the archipelago or relaxing at a cottage by a lake will definitely highlight your trip.

Recommended cultural experiences:
  • Mannerheim Museum
  • Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Ateneum Art Museum
Helsinki is also abundant with religious sights:
  • Kamppi Chapel of Silence
  • Rock Church
  • Uspenski Cathedral
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