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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)For the love of Finnish art and heritage
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo)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).
A pulsating, seaside mix of international visitors and Finns
Harborside Market is another name given to the popular and colorful Market Square (Kauppatori). It is a popular shopping destination for fresh vegetables, fruit, meats and especially fresh fish. Summers, in particular, the market overflows with home grown berries.
During October, the square is the site of Helsinki’s Herring Festival, and in winter, the Harborside Market hosts a popular Christmas Market.