Alvar Aalto: Aalto House, Helsinki

the Aalto House, Helsinki, Finland, completed Architects: Alvar + Aino Aalto

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch branches (with leaves on) and swat themselves and their fellow sauna bathers with it. Vihtas can even be bought from a shop and stored into a freezer for later (winter) use. Using a vasta improves blood circulation, and its birch odour is considered pleasing.

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch…

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Winter Garden: Talvipuutarha.

A Gorgeous Helsinki Bay Walk

Take a break amongst the ferns and foliage, it's free and it's warm!

Lammassaaren pitkospuut - Lammassaari walking route

Lammassaaren pitkospuut - Lammassaari walking route

283/365 Flow Festival 2014

is a co-operation between Visit Helsinki and Finnish photographer Jussi Hellsten to capture local moments in Helsinki throughout the year. What does Helsinki look like?

Helsinki City Winter Garden

Winter Garden, Helsinki, Finland, Conservatory, Winter Container Gardening

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