Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a bit unusual for a capital city in that it has the look and feel of a small town. There are no high-rise buildings or skyscrapers, and you can easily get round town on foot or by bicycle, though many Helsinki locals and tourists prefer to explore the area on roller skates!
Helsinki is located near the Baltic Sea and so the climate is milder than the rest of Finland. The best months to visit Helsinki will depend on what you want to do when you get there. If it’s fun in the sun you want, July is the time that the local offices close and the locals retreat to their summer beach houses. The entertainment kicks up around the beaches at this time, and the markets and cafés are bustling.