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get to know the Finnish lifestyle, and travel this country like a pro!

 

Helsinki Local Guide: Perfect Places to Eat and Wander

Now we scratch the surface of the biggest city and capital, Helsinki! Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis, a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality. I put together a local’s little guide to show you new sides of the city. This guide tells you the loveliest restaurants & cafès and offers two self-guided city walks off the beaten path!

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