Helsinki

Helsinki in winter

A city of Northern Lights

Many refer to Helsinki as a “miniature version of St Petersburg.” Although the Russian influence is dominant, Helsinki was shaped by influences from both the East and West. This is a young city, nestled in an archipelago of hundreds of tiny islands that create a heavenly environment for cruises. Helsinki is a laid-back city, ideal for tranquil holidays, and romantic encounters under the splendid Northern Lights (visible during cold winters).

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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)
Museum
4.8
For the love of Finnish art and heritage
Ehrensvard Museum
Museum
4.0
Honoring Augustin Ehrensvärd since 1930
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Attraction
4.0
An inhabited sea fortress
Lake Tuusula (Tuusulanjärvi) - wedding
Attraction
4.0
An artist's colony
 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo) - building
Museum
4.0
Contemporary museum in a highly contemporary building
Paloheinän mäki
Health & Beauty
4.0
Helsinki's main center for outdoor activities
Port porvoo
Attraction
4.0
Medieval town near Helsinki
Serena Water Park
Entertainment
4.0
The largest tropical water amusement park in the Nordic countries.
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Museum
5.0
A museum of Finnish lifestyle and traditions
Temppeliaukion Kirkko
Attraction
5.0
A church that rocks
The Old Church Park (Vanhan Kirkon Puisto) - Plague Park
Attraction
4.0
Home of the oldest remaining church in Helsinki
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