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It’s fitting that harbourside Helsinki, capital of a country with such watery geography, melds so graciously into the Baltic. Half the city seems liquid, and the writhings of the complex coastline include any number of bays, inl...
...ttages and mouth-watering market produce.City LightsDon’t get the idea that the country’s just a backwoods emptiness, though. Vibrant cities stock the southern parts, headed by the capital, Helsinki, a cutting-edge urban space with world-famous design and music scenes. Embraced by the Baltic, it’s an enticing ensemble of modern and stately architecture, island restaurants, and stylish...
Finland’s fascinating past comes to life in the towns east of Helsinki, with intact ironworks, defensive fortifications and museums exploring the country’s seafaring history.
With the Moomins as national treasures, it makes perfect sense that the Finnish capital should be child-friendly, but geography also plays its part. Helsinki's coastline wriggles to form gentle beaches and inlets, lapped by the blue-grey Baltic Sea. The coast is dotted with islands – one dominated by a fort, another by a zoo – and offers plenty...
From Kimito island to the western fringes of Finland’s capital are a scattering of pretty lakeside and coastal towns and villages.
Broaden your horizons by travelling as a family.
This restored carriage house is a sort of clubhouse for the valley's working artists. A music venue showcases rock, jazz and even global touring acts, while the restaurant does locally s...
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