Helsinki, a modern Scandinavian city along the side of the Baltic Bays, and the capital city of Finland is one of those cities you don't hear people rave about a lot. Due to its forward-thinking and head-on modernization, people visiting Europe expecting to experience European medieval roots may be disappointed when they arrive in Helsinki but if you brush that expectation aside and come to Helsinki with no expectation, you are in for quite a quirky amazing time.

From going island-hopping that is nothing like the one in South East Asia to going in a sauna and an outdoor pool surrounded by sheets of ice, I have got them all covered in this one-day ultimate guide to having a great time in Helsinki. Without further ado, here are the top things you can do in the city.

June to August is the best time to visit Helsinki even though it is peak season and I would always avoid it but the weather up here can get cold and extreme offseason so, in order to maximize nice days, mid-summer is the best time to be.

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