3. Helsinki, Finland

port, harbor, cityscape, infrastructure, vehicle,

Done Copenhagen? Seen Stockholm? Itโ€™s Helsinkiโ€™s time for travel love. The worldโ€™s second-most northerly capital does both freezing, fairytale winters and bright, leafy summers โ€” so visitors can choose between two very different trips. Are you a cosy cafe and steamy sauna kind of person, or do you prefer bright nights, waterside vibes and midsummer parties?

Whenever you arrive, expect to find cutting-edge design, a lava-hot Nordic food scene (start your day with breakfast in the renovated Old Market Hall), surprising Art Nouveau architecture and good coffee as standard.

Why wouldn't you want to stay in a 1900's Art Nouveau castle? The Glo Hotel Art is stunning inside and out and right in the most popular district of Helsinki for visitors.

Rooms from $200 on booking.com

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