Surrounded by water on three sides and fringed by islands, Helsinki grew up around a natural harbor overlooking the Gulf of Finland. A city of wide streets, squares, and parks, adorned with sculpture, Helsinki was one of the world's first planned municipalities and is noted for its 19th-century neoclassical architecture. It is a city of bustling, colorful market squares and halls, of outdoor summer concerts and sports events, of seaside parks, of excellent cafes and restaurants and cutting-edge art in fine museums. It is also a pleasantly compact city, with many of the attractions in the central districts, within easy reach of one another.
Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Suomenlinna, Helsinki Cathedral, Esplanadi, Temppeliaukio Church, Seurasaari Island, Uspenski Cathedral, Old Market Hall, Urban Sauna Visit, Linnanmaki, and so much more!