Finland’s capital city is renowned as a leader in modern design and has become a creative hub with contemporary highlights crafted by leaders in design including hometown architect Alvar Aalto. Buffered by more than 300 islands and the Baltic Sea, Helsinki’s harbors are constantly buzzing with activity. The city is also surrounded by pastoral environments that make it easy to escape the hectic nature of the city for a weekend adventure outdoors.

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Helsinki, Finland


Ihantola translates to “Wonderful Place” and oh, what a wonder it is!

Helsinki, Finland

National Library of Finland

Despite having more than 67 miles of shelf space, this library stores most of its materials, including the world's largest collection on the Russian Empire, in a cave.

Helsinki, Finland

Military Museum of Finland

This museum is tasked with collecting, preserving, researching and displaying artifacts of military history in Finland.

Helsinki, Finland

Arla Building

This historic Art Nouveau building in Helsinki has been a resource for the visually impaired for over a century.

Helsinki, Finland

Korkeasaari Zoo

This zoo is the largest in Finland and is curiously located on an island in the Baltic Sea.

Helsinki, Finland

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

This eye-catching booth is just a small example exhibited at the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum: a collection of 80 historic buildings from across Finland.

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