New Year in Helsinki
Those who can not meet the belovedholiday without sparkling frost, snow and splendor of this Santa in his legal residence, it is best to celebrate New Year in Helsinki. That country Suomi is ready to give its guests the true spirit of winter and the atmosphere of general jubilation.
Holiday fun for the capital good
Celebrate the New Year in Helsinki could not be avoidedsolemn festivities at Senate Square. It is here - the brightest showcases the most luxurious holiday illumination and fireworks on the occasion of the battle of chimes at midnight. On the morning of 1 January the city looks quite deserted, so you can smoothly off to explore the old center and arrange a photo shoot in this fairy-tale style. The main attractions - the Cathedral, built in 1840, and the sea fortress of Suomenlinna, which serves as the southern gateway to the city. UNESCO has brought it to its honorable list of the world's major cultural masterpieces. The territory of the fortress is the venue for the Christmas event.
Christmas shopping - for the soul of doping
Winter holidays in Finland - a greatthe ability to engage in profitable and enjoyable shopping. Christmas sales allows you to buy quality clothing at very low prices. Department stores "Stockmann" offer jackets and shoes, sports equipment and all kinds of knitted fabrics, and in the shops network "Sokos" -large selection of products for children.
The main places for shopping in Helsinkiconcentrated near the railway station and the Esplanade. Shopping mall "Forum" and "Kamppi" occupy entire neighborhoods and during sales plunged their prices in a pleasant shock even seasoned and experienced hikers.
On the waterfront Finns organize markets that sell delicious souvenirs and gifts for friends and family you can buy a jar of jam or cloudberry crafts made of wood and leather.