Helsinki is a city of surprisingly many facets and faces, a city of alluring contrasts.
It offers the best of both worlds big and small: its modest size makes it easy to get around and find - and do - what you want. Helsinki is a rich mix, where traditional easter exotica meets contemporary wester ways; where untouched nature becomes vibrant European capital; where colourful history enriches the dynamic urban centre of tomorrow.
Warm, endlessley bright days - and nights - shed light on the inviting sea, lusch expansive parks, captivating architecture and design, countless café terraces and outdoor markets, and a near-endless array of outdoor festivals and happenings. At the other extreme of the thermometer, winter can chill the body but not the soul, as witnessed by the abundance of urban skiers, snow-boarders, skaters, ice-fishing enthusiasts, even polar bear swimmers.