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NORTHERN SERIES: HELSINKI EDITION
Once more we head up to wintery Northern Europe for our newsletter, and this time we set our sights on another capital of cool with a warm Nordic heart – Helsinki! Finland’s eminently livable gem of a city is renowned for its striking combination of green urban areas and beautiful coastal islands. With an innovative and thriving foodie scene, design-oriented marketplaces, and its famous sauna culture, Helsinki is an approachable oasis in the rugged land of the midnight sun. Here is our selection of special finds, insider tips, and local perspectives for Europe’s northernmost capital.
Special places we want to share with you
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Central Library Oodi Helsinki’s new Central Library is a multipurpose venue for events, public readings, and urban experiences that provide visitors with knowledge, skills and exciting stories. Read more...
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Amos Rex This eclectic meeting place for art and urban culture exhibits innovative and experimental contemporary art, 20th-century Modernism, and ancient cultures. Read more...
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Lonna Sauna The public sauna on Lonna island pays homage to Finland’s traditional sauna culture and boasts a large terrace where visitors can relax and cool off. Read more...
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Ravintola Spis With its color boasting plates and accommodating service, restaurant Spis offers exquisite Nordic food with a focus on seasonal veggies and a mellow, laid-back environment. Read more...
MEET THE LOCALS Viewing the city through the eyes of our favorite local Instagrammers
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onarchitecture – Tuomas is a photographer of architecture and constructed environments in Helsinki. His work showcases the city’s innovative take on urban living and highlights the forward-thinking mindset Finnish architects employ to design and construct Helsinki’s awe-inspiring cityscape.
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teemulaurell – Teemu is one of Shelter’s skilled chefs and responsible for infusing Helsinki’s culinary scene with international flavors and exotic creations. He also showcases some of his work on Instagram, which looks dangerously delicious and will leave your belly rumbling for more.
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togetherinfinland – Jodie and Allan are an Australian-Finnish couple living in Helsinki, their beautiful photography showcasing the best that both rural and urban living have to offer in and beyond the city limits. A personal perspective on the good life up north.
DESTINATION INSPIRATION Read up on our selected cities
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THE TRIP BOUTIQUE FEEDBACK LOOP
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