Your fall season checklist

Your fall season checklist

“There’s nothing more beautiful than autumn,” says Finnair Service Motivator Heta Partanen.


With the days getting shorter and the nights chillier, the first thing that comes to mind is to stay cosy indoors. But I promise you it’s well worth your while to get outdoors and admire the autumn colours.

Fall foliage

The misty and crisp mornings this time of year inspire me to take endless photos. Töölö Bay in Helsinki is a great place to stroll around. It’s close to the city centre, yet there’s a sense of tranquility.

Museum day

If the weather gets you down, I highly recommend a visit to the recently opened Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki. The teamLab collective’s digital installation is fabulous. I also recommend a visit to Taidehalli to see David Hockney’s vibrant exhibition.

A compendium of floral colour

Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco

Leaf spotting

Japan is one of my all-time favourite destinations. I can’t wait to spend more time in Kyoto. The fall foliage during the autumn is stunning and can last up to two months. If you find yourself in Tokyo, the Shinjuku Gyoen garden is aglow in crimson and gold.

Expert tip

When I visit a city for the first time, I like to check out the public gardens. The colours and fragrances always ground me after a long flight.


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