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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)For the love of Finnish art and heritage
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen ...Contemporary museum in a highly contemporary building
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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).
Small, but fine
The very, very small Carma can only seat 24 persons, so reservations are highly recommended, and unfortunately this is not the ideal restaurant for large groups and parties (although they do cater for such events).
But sometimes small is better, especially since Carma’s cuisine is flawless, and the service attentive and friendly. The kitchen uses Finnish organic produce as much as possible. Menu highlights include fillet of lamb with a dark garlic sauce and other season specific dishes.