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Helsinki — Long a strategic crossroads of the Baltic Sea, the capital of Finland has been at various times under the control of Sweden and Russia (Finland finally gained independence in 1917). Amid those influences Helsinki has developed a distinct, minimalist style all its own, with plenty of museums, hotels and restaurants in which to exhibit it all. As capitals go, it’s hard to find one more laid back, and the nearby countryside makes for easy, lovely escapes.

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For Finland’s laid-back culture, world-class art museums, saunas, theaters, and historical sites.

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5 Reasons Not to Order a $38 Sandwich in Helsinki

March 31, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

A survey conducted by TripAdvisor has just revealed that the most expensive city in the world to order room service is Helsinki, where a simple club sandwich ... Read More »

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9 Great Airports for a Layover

February 25, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Ah, airport layovers. Few of us will ever actually look forward to them, but there are some airports where top-notch facilities make waiting for a connection ... Read More »

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Flight Alert: Fly to Iceland, Norway, Denmark & More R/T from $546

August 13, 2013 by Amanda Black

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Flight Alert: Fly From NYC to Hot European Destinations From $577 R/T

July 23, 2013 by Amanda Black

We're really excited about this incredible Finnair sale to popular destinations all across Europe. Jet to Dublin, London, Helsinki, and beyond with these amazing ... Read More »

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The Four-Hour Layover: Helsinki

July 17, 2013 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, you may be tempted to while away your four-hour layover at the airport. It is, after all, theBest Airport in Northern ... Read More »

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