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Most fascinating things to do in Finland that will make you a happy traveller!; Times of India

Recently, Finland was named the happiest country in the world for the fourth time in a row. A winter wonderland, the beautiful country boasts of some incredible landscape, unspoilt nature, good healthcare system, contemporary education and a modern political system. All of this has played a major role in achieving such a feat. The country has been attracting tourists from all over the world since ages now.Let’s discover some of the most fascinating things to do in Finland:

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Helsinki – A Fascinating Baltic City to Be Explored on Finland Tours; Robert Glazier; Goway

Finland – Fortress of Suomenlinna

Along with Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo, a trip to Helsinki is a true Scandinavian experience. It is especially known for its impressive architecture, as a design centre, and for its unique cuisine. You can add to this, a freshness provided by its proximity to the sea and the surrounding green forests. All this comes together to give the visitor a truly wonderful experience on Finland tours.

Market Square

My initial introduction to Helsinki was with a visit to Market Square. As the name suggests, it contains a market, which is quite an outstanding one, located on the waterfront. It sells mainly fresh produce (vegetables, fruit, and seafood) and regional delicacies. It is also a meeting place for the locals. You can take it all in at one of the many cafes around the square. While sitting there, observe the Presidential Palace and the Helsinki City Hall. If you are in Helsinki in October, you can experience the annual Herring Market, when boats arrive, loaded with this fish, which is sold directly from the vessels.

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Finnish in style: Laid-back, creative Helsinki has been bitten by the design bug; Matt Fortune; Daily Mail

Photo: Danny Lehman

Thanks to brands such as Ikea and Hennes, it would appear that Sweden has cornered the market when it comes to Nordic design. But it is Helsinki, not Stockholm, that has been awarded the coveted title of design capital of the world for 2012, says Matt Fortune.

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