As one of the cultural capitals of Northern Europe, Helsinki is becoming a hyper-popular destination to visit, and it’s pretty clear why. The city has it all, starting with a chic and immaculately designed airport. Travellers are able to seamlessly transition from ‘zone-in’ egg seat work stations to ‘zone-out’ relaxation areas boasting an impressive array of 'napping' pods, all the while listening to the sweet sound of birds song being tweeted in random areas.
Finland’s capital is bursting with incredible achievements in design, including the work of beloved and renowned architect, Alvar Aalto. In 2012, it was granted the title of, ‘world design capital’.
Whilst the boulevards feel slightly bleak with chilly rain at this time of year, the autumnal yellow cast by the fallen leaves that fill the many acres of stunning parks does casts a cosy and charming spell about the place.
Culture lovers must absolutely go explore the dynamic, urban street-art and galleries in downtown's ‘design district,’ but first, Kiasma. The main objective of this outstanding contemporary art museum is to celebrate and strengthen the status of modern art as a category, a goal that is achieved the moment you step through the door and into the wave-like monochrome space.