Helsinki Cathedral, one of Helsinki's most iconic landmarks, definitely a must see!

Snowing in Helsinki. The Helsinki Cathedral, Finland. Although it wasn't snowing when I went.

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a beautiful and historically important site. It is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Finnish Suomenlinna Fortress Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is an ancient maritime fortress and one of Finland’s top most popular tourist destinations. It is situated at the entrance of Helsinki's harbou.

Does it even need an introduction? Stockmann is the largest department store not only in Helsinki, but in all the Nordic countries and offers a variety of services from shopping to cafés and restaurants. A true Helsinki icon.

Stockmann is the largest department store not only in Helsinki, but in all the Nordic countries and offers a variety of services from shopping to cafés and restaurants. A true Helsinki icon.

A casual drink with a view? The Mattolaituri terrace is a trendy café by the seaside, a staple amongst locals.

a city by the sea, Mattolaituri terrace, Helsinki, Finland (Joanna Laajisto)

Best Western Katajanokka hotel. One of the world's best prison hotels. Helsinki, Finland

The world's best prison hotels

Helsinki Central Railway Station is the city's main railway hub for both domestic, regional and international trains. In addition to its railway services, the station is legendary for its architecture, including the iconic "lyhdynkantaja" statues.

Helsinki, Finland: train station - statues holding spherical lamps - Helsingin rautatieasema - photo by A.

Most comfortable way to reach Helsinki? Finnair offers a new, simplistic yet functional and private 'fully-flat' business class product on many of its long-haul routes.

Finnair has launched its first fully-flat bed in business class, with an innovative layout that means a third of passengers will enjoy a seat by itself, with no passenger either side

ALLEGRO Train from Helsinki to St Petersburg-the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Russian and back

ALLEGRO Train from Helsinki to St Petersburg-the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Russian and back

The Finnish Parliament House is located in central Helsinki, visit for fascinating architecture and nail-biting politics. Guided tours organised on weekends.

HDR in Helsinki: Eduskuntatalo Eduskuntatalo (Parliament House) is the seat of Parliament of Finland. The building is located in downtown Helsinki.

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