Savour the Helsinki summer

Savour the Helsinki summer

Finnair cabin crew member Jenna Mansikka shares three ways to spend a summer day in the Finnish capital.

Perspective

Shoreline scenery

For me the best thing about summertime in Helsinki is definitely the sea. Head to the Eira district where you can find ­restaurants and cafés serving cocktails, coffee, and food. Everything tastes better with a bit of sea and sun.

Island adventure

Grab a coffee-to-go and stroll through Esplanade Park all the way to Market Square. You should definitely try fried vendace (“muikkut”) and Finnish pancakes (“lätty”). From here you can take a ferry to the island fortress of Suomenlinna where you’ll find more restaurants and the island’s own brewery.

Holiday mode

Summer is short so we make the most of it. The season is packed with music festivals and all kinds of events around the city. To keep up with everything, check out http://myhelsinki.fi and if you are looking for a nice restaurant, http://eat.fi provides some great tips.

A chilly cocktail keeps it cool in the summer.

Enjoying the Helsinki skyline.

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