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Helsinki is a city which likes to break the rules. Take its landscape: sprawled across a range of bays, islands and inlets, exploring its sights is always an adventure. It’s the capital of Finland and has a design pedigree to match: on one of our Helsinki cruises, you can get lost in the imagination of some of the world’s best designers and architects at a wealth of galleries and workshops. Start in the Design District in the southern area of the centre, where you’ll find the Design Museum. The architecture here is just as impressive – we recommend checking out the Musiikkitalo concert hall and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. When you’re craving a bit of fresh air, escape the city with a visit to Suomenlinna, otherwise known as the Fortress of Finland. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is spread across a number of islands which are connected by bridges and completely traffic-free. The site comprises bunkers, fortress walls and museums, which chronicle its time protecting the city. All of that exploring is hungry work, so satisfy your taste-buds as the sun goes down by visiting one of the city’s many world class restaurants. Expect classic Finnish ingredients such as forest mushrooms, snow grouse and freshwater arctic char elevated by contemporary cooking techniques.