Why fly to Helsinki?
There is supposedly one sauna for every three people in Finland, but hot steam isn’t the only thing rising in this Nordic hot spot. The land of reindeer and father Christmas is also home to what is fast becoming Europe’s new capital of cool, Helsinki. Although the city is steeped in old fashion gentility, it is juxtaposed with a cool, quirky contemporary scene with a wealth of attractions and activities. It’s also earning a reputation as a design mecca and source of the minimalist movement in furniture and fashion. One of the must-do’s on your Helsinki bucket list has to be one of the regions famous saunas.