Twenty-four Hours in Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland is an easy city to love. From cutting-edge art museums and historical sights to a vibrant foodie scene and shopping galore, Helsinki has more than enough to keep travelers enthralled. The soulful, friendly locals are another reason to visit too. Unabashedly original with an eclectic, trend-setting style all its own, a trip to Helsinki could be all about the fashion-savvy ... Read Full Article

A Family Wonderland at Helsinki’s Linnanmaki

Linnanmaki Park Map

  Linnanmäki, a free-entry amusement park inside Helsinki, Finland is a wonderland for small children with some nice surprises for adults as well. We came to Linnanmäki, as many tourists do, for the wooden roller coaster: Vuoristorata. The name translates to roller coaster in Finnish (literally mountain track), which is not due to lack of imagination but rather a sign of the coaster’s ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in Helsinki

Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

  The capital of Finland, Helsinki, offers a comprehensive selection of ‘where to stay’ options, and the following list includes hotels at every level of luxury and value. In general, prepare for higher-than-usual prices throughout Finnland, and note; when choosing where to stay in Helsinki, the city’s most important sights are located in the area surrounding Senate Square. As a result, ... Read Full Article

Three Cheers for Green Helsinki, Finland!

In 2005, Finland was rated the #1 environmentally sustainable country in the world. While old Finish traditions mix with the latest contemporary trends to push the city into the next millennium, the people of Finland deserve a pat on the back for knowing it is their responsibility to protect their environment and keep Finland green for the next generation. Finland’s capital,"green" Helsinki, is ... Read Full Article

Oulu, Finland’s Air Guitar and Other Summer Festivals

Tiny Oulu, in northern Finland, might never have come to your attention, unless you happen to be an avid hiker and kayaker heading north on the west Finland coast. But a dedicated group of artists and pranksters have ensured that Oulu will make a disproportionate impact on the music and cultural world. First and foremost would be the Air Guitar World Championships that began as a lark, but have ... Read Full Article