Shopping

Finnish design is renowned around the world, with distinctive furniture, glassware, textiles, fashion and accessories influenced by Finland's natural environment that make wonderful souvenirs that are also practical. Helsinki's Design District has scores of ateliers and boutiques, while smaller cities and towns usually have at least one shop showcasing local creations. Scissors-famed Fiskars is another design hub. In the north, look out for traditional Sámi handicrafts, including some exquisite jewellery.