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Tapiola

Tapiola

During the 1950s, Finnish urban planners attempted to blend new modernist housing schemes with the lush surrounding forests - efforts that frequently resulted in ugly and cumbersome compromises. Tapiola was the sole exception - a... Read More

Tallinn

Tallinn

Now free of communist rule and a mere 90-minute hovercraft ride away across the sea from Helsinki, Estonia's capital beckons with great culture and even better shopping. Tallinn's beautiful Old Town is a treasure trove for antique... Read More

Porvoo

Porvoo

Located 50km east of Helsinki, this compact riverside town has a medieval section boasting numerous charming 16th-century wooden houses built across densely packed cobbled streets. Porvoo also boasts a 15th-century cathedral, bird... Read More

Järvenpää

Järvenpää

This lively lakeside town, 40km from Helsinki, is worth visiting for the nearby wood-filled grounds of Ainola, Jean Sibelius's residence of 53 years. Sibelius built Ainola in 1904 to be, in his words, “sufficiently far from the... Read More

Hvitträsk

Hvitträsk

Day-trip up to this laconic, green northern suburb, home to a hugely absorbing architectural museum. Built at the turn of the century as a lakeside studio-home by a trio of Finnish architects, Hvitträsk as designed to provide artistic... Read More


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