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Sun-soaked Adventures: Unveiling Helsinki's Summer Treasures

Kayaking. Credit: Pxhere

Finnish summers are a delight. The warm months in Helsinki are simply one-of-a-kind where you'll crave to explore the lively city. The season is ideal to marvel at the gorgeous beaches and islands, get a taste of the lifestyle, and enjoy the relaxed vibe. Here are some sun-soaked adventures that you must experience in Helsinki during your summer trip.

Enjoy Kayaking

Kayaking during the summer months is the most breathtaking activity. You can check out the kayak rental spots and plan a guided tour where you can enjoy paddling around an island of choice. The breeze, silvery waters, and proximity to nature can help you rejuvenate your body and soul.

Party at Flow Festival

Take time during summer to attend the annual Flow Festival in Helsinki. The leading music and art boutique festival draws music lovers from all over the globe. With international and Finnish artists performing jazz, folk, indie rock, soul, and more, it is one music and arts festival that you'll wish to attend and create timeless memories.

Go Island Hopping

Dotted with islands, Helsinki will offer you stretches of shores on its sandy beaches to explore. Tourists can enjoy the mesmerising nature and rocky cliffs as the perfect setting to spend a relaxing summer's day. Catch the history of the island hotspots and get up close with the islands’ wildlife. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to hike, nature trail, and sightseeing.

Explore the Vantaa River on Bike

Vantaa River
Vantaa River. Credit: AI Leino/Pixabay

Imagine taking one of the best cycling routes in the city that runs along a river. If this excites you, head to Helsinki's most charming Vantaa River, where you can go biking, kayaking, and picnicking. The bike trails that run along the river make an excellent outing. Visitors can also enjoy a stint of sunbathing, swimming, and meandering around the riverside landscape.

Indulge in the Finnish Sauna Traditions

A vacation must have a dash of self-care. When in Helsinki, go by what the Finns do - visit the sauna and pamper yourself with refreshing sauna experiences. The delicious warmth of the sauna and the rituals are worth trying!

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