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Exploring Helsinki – from ice walking to Art Nouveau

Europe, Travel Exploring Helsinki – from ice walking to Art Nouveau Guest Blogger / 17 November 658SHARESShareTweetGoogle+Pin ItStumbleBufferWith trips to Scandinavian capitals becoming increasingly de rigueur, the Finnish capital Helsinki, offers a quirky but stylish experience filled with hip design and cool eateries juxtaposed with beautiful historic architecture. Our guest blogger The Picky Traveller, tells us exactly what should be included on your Helsinki itinerary…
Take in the beautiful Art Nouveau buildingsThe city’s fine historical centre is easily compact enough to discover on foot. I recommend heading down to the streets of Eira, Ullanlinna, Punavuori, Kamppi, Töölö and Katajanokka and taking your time to wander, soak up the atmosphere and take in the city’s superb collection of beautiful Art Nouveau buildings.
Marvel at the mysterious Rock ChurchIn Töölö, make sure you include a visit to the unique Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko) which is carved inside the granite. It’..

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