Naked, with only a towel to cover your blushing, sweaty corpus – this could easily be you in Helsinki; standing in a tiny courtyard, with snow under your feet; perhaps with a few children looking down in curiousity from the apartment above. This is an everyday situation in Helsinki, where sitting naked together in a public sauna is a common way of socialising, just like having lunch. Like the invigorating shock when you jump from the sauna into the prickly coldness of the snow, Helsinki’s contrasts keep you on your toes.
Bunnies love Helsinki, and the city is overrun by them.
Immerse yourself in the city’s friendly atmosphere as you indulge in the pure majesty of Helsinki Cathedral, or the stately rows of neo-classicist structures and cutting edge art at Kiasma Museum. Join the locals at a fierce ice hockey match and at night, explore the famous local metal scene. Known worldwide for design and architecture, Helsinki also offers a fascinating entryway to a unique local culture.