It’s elegant and old, yet modern and trendy. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a beautiful harbour town. From medieval to ultra-modern, this city manages to blend both young and old effortlessly, from its imaginative architecture to its harbor-side parks, there’s a distinctly small-town atmosphere to the cosmopolitan capital. Established in 1550, Helsinki’s tourist attractions are all within walking distance of each other.
<span 13.333333015441895px;"="">Among the must-see attractions is Temppeliaukio Church, hewn out of natural bedrock and opened in 1969. See Havis Amanda, a lovely mermaid statue and fountain designed in 1906 and commonly regarded as the symbol of Helsinki. The main shopping area lies between the Senate Square, the Esplanades and Mannerheimintle and you’ll find an array of department stores there. If you’re looking for local culinary delights and souvenirs head for the Old Market Hall or Market Square. If you have a few hours to spare, you can also visit one of the world’s largest historical maritime fortresses Suomenlinna.
<span 13.333333015441895px;"="">The city has eight cruise terminals that are also located within walking distance of the centre of town.