The capital city of Finland, Helsinki is nestled by the shore and fringed by islands. It's a chic place famed for its influential design scene, with leading pioneers like Aino and Alvar Aalto who transformed the city's landscape. The Design District of Helsinki celebrates this heritage with a network of 25 streets that host around 150 creative outlets selling glassware, jewellery, and textiles, among others - a shopper's dream! The fantastic Helsinki Design Museum is here too. The heart of the city is the Kampii district, where you'll find the designer stores of the Kamppi Shopping Centre, Helsinki City Art Museum, the National Museum of Finland. Take a stroll to Katajanokka and explore quaint buildings that typify Finnish Art Nouveau. It's a great place to wander, and an even better opportunity for you to capture a towering photo of the impressive Uspenski Cathedral. Journey to the Toolo neighbourhood and walk amongst stylish pastel coloured apartments. This area is home to several beautiful parks that echo the sublime natural landscape that surrounds Helsinki. With long stretches of grass and tree lined avenues, enjoy long walks in Hesperia Park and Toolo Bay. Visit the Winter Garden and explore an oasis of over 200 exotic plants and be sure to relax on the lovely golden sands of Hietaniemi Beach.