New flight route from Manchester to Helsinki
Budget airline easyJet is going to start flights from Manchester to Helsinki. The new flight route departs on 28 March 2010 and gives an excellent opportunity for a city break to the Finnish capital.
Situated on the shores of Baltic Sea, Helsinki is a modern and dynamic city. Located some 400 kilometers east of Stockholm, Sweden and 300 kilometers west of St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki is a crossroad of Eastern and Western Culture. In 2000, while celebrating its 450th anniversary, Helsinki was an official European City of Culture and recently, it was voted to be the third World Design Capital for 2012.
Helsinki's Design District is a creative hub in the centre of the city spreading over 25 streets and featuring over 170 points of design interest from fashion boutiques such as the well known Marimekko to heavyweight furniture and design emporiums including Artek and national glass designer Iittala.
Besides design, Helsinki offers plenty of museums, churches and cultural events. Here you can see the world's largest historical maritime fortresses – Suomenlinna, built on six islands in the 1700's to protect the Eastern part of the empire against Russian attack.
You can also get a sightseeing cruise and enjoy Helsinki’s beautiful archipelago or you can take a walk in some of the many parks in the city and admire different historical styles and sights.
Another thing in Helsinki that you should not miss is a visit to the sauna - the best way to experience local everyday life and Finnish traditional customs.
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