Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s capital city charms with its architecture, design district and abundant dining and entertainment options. In the 19th century, German-born architect Carl Ludwig Engel designed several neoclassical structures such as the state council building and Helsinki Cathedral, completed in 1852. Other must-sees include the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, created for the 1952 games, and a stunning granite railway station built by Eliel Saarinen. The city hosts a smattering of art museums as well as theaters, symphony orchestras and an opera and ballet company. Active visitors can kayak to nearby islands, cruise the canals or stroll along beaches and through expansive gardens and parks. In the Toolo neighborhood, the Sibelius Monument honors the famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) stands out for being carved out of solid stone. Nearby Nuuksio Reindeer Park is the country’s southernmost place to see the creatures. Other shore excursions traverse the countryside on bike; tour the historic merchant town Porvoo; or scout the seaside fortress Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site sprawled across six islands.

Language: Finnish
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Helsinki, Finland Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 26 27 34 45 59 66 70 66 56 46 36 30
Low 16 15 23 31 41 49 53 51 43 36 28 20
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High -3 -3 1 7 15 19 21 19 13 8 2 -1
Low -9 -9 -5 -1 5 9 12 11 6 2 -2 -7
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2
Centimeters 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 5
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 88 89 89 87 84 85 90 93 93 91 90 89

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