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The beautiful, peaceful, and friendly capital city of Helsinki – is probably the most unexplored city of Scandinavia, a so-called cluster of countries that include: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
Helsinki is a very walkable city – you can explore it almost entirely on foot. Unfortunately, the city does not have too many of the usual “touristic” attractions to offer and therefore 1 or 2 days are enough to see pretty much everything. And just as with other Scandinavian countries – it is a very safe destination, which is an important fact nowadays.
On a culinary note, there’s some amazing, traditional Finnish food that you can try in Helsinki, that will surely leave you craving for more.
The weather in Helsinki can be quite chilly, since Finland is a Nordic country after all. The best (aka the warmest) months to visit Helsinki are the Summer months from June to August, while the rainiest months are in the Fall – from September to November.
Another important fact to know: unlike the other Scandinavian countries, Finland does not have its own currency – it adopted Euro in 1999 when it joined the European Union, and therefore as you have probably already guessed it – it is also the most affordable country in the region.
So if you happen to find yourself in Scandinavia – do not miss your chance to visit this gorgeous, historic, and serene town. Despite the lack of the usual and banal attractions, Helsinki (and Finland) has a lot to offer, for instance: an amazing cuisine, beautiful Cathedrals and unspoiled parks, very friendly locals, a fun nightlife, awesome panoramic views of the city, interesting and entertaining museums, and so much more!
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