The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights, from the entertainment district to the cathedral, taking in colourful markets, first-rate museums and galleries, the historic Suomenlinna Fortress and dignified state architecture. There are also excursions to nearby Porvoo, Tampere and across the water to Tallinn, the Estonian capital.
To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the city, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Helsinki. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping for colourful Spectrolite jewellery to catching a hockey game, Finland's favourite sport.
You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chapter covering its adventurous cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.