In summer, Helsinki is a slice of maritime paradise, enjoying over 80 miles of shoreline and consisting of about 330 islands, or “saari,” in Finnish.
As Finland turns 100 this year, Helsinki’s blossoming craft cocktail scene and nouveau Nordic cuisine are helping the capital earn the cool cred it deserves.
Helsinki has a burgeoning food scene, lively nightlife, and outstanding local designers. Here are some top tips for a great weekend getaway.
Follow our guide to these unmissable shops in Helsinki’s Design District.