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Top 5 Things to See: 48hrs in Helsinki
Helsinki is a small metropolis by European standards, which makes it easy to see many of the top sights in one weekend.
Contrary to popular belief, the sauna was invented in Finland, not Sweden. There are 12 public saunas in Helsinki which can be enjoyed by visitors. This includes the Allas Sea Pool, which in addition to a large sauna boasts three floating swimming pools, and the Kotiharjun Sauna, the only public wood-heated sauna in Helsinki, where visitors can enjoy a truly authentic experience.
Whilst much of the main core of the city is on the mainland, an archipelago of 300 islands help make up Helsinki's metropolitan area. Many of the larger islands are accessible by boat, which make up part of the public transit system. If you don't have time for all 300, head to the Suomenlinna Sveaborg islands which include a UNESCO-protected fortress, outdoor theatre, secluded swimming spots, and art galleries.
The largest Orthodox church in Western Europe, the red-bricked Uspenski Cathedral with its gold-coloured cupolas is testament to Russia's periodic influence on the history of Finland.
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Learn more about the traditional Finnish way of life at the excellent Seurasaari Open-Air Museum. Perfect for families, this unique museum features a range of homes, from manors to cottages, which have been imported from all over the country and are used to showcase 400 years of everyday Finnish life.
Design and architecture are important facets of Finnish identity. Visitors can find out more about Finnish design at the globally-renowned Helsinki Design Museum.
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