Destination of the Week - Helsinki


Don’t let the fact that Helsinki is Europe’s northernmost capital deter you. There is so much more than long, dark, cold winters - just think of the long, light and lively summers! This ‘Daughter of the Baltic’ offers the best of a capital city with a small-town feel. Visit the central sights of downtown including the UNESCO World Heritage protected Suomenlinna fortress, take a seaside stroll along any one of the city’s coastlines, or relax in any one of the city’s picturesque green spaces. Visit the zoo on Korkeasaari island, relax on the beach on Pihjalasaari island or head to the Kallio neighborhood in the eastern part of the city for a bohemian vibe and good nightlife. No matter what you do, sample the world-class cuisine from Finnish delights to international favorites with our top picks when visiting Helsinki.

Best Dinner and Tapas at Juuri

Best Breakfast at Cafe Engel

Best Japanese at Kabuki

Photo by Mikko Paananen