During summers, the city atmosphere is high and characterized by various summer attractions, great food, culture, and activities. The must-try while being in Helsinki are different public Saunas by the sea, small islands, and national parks.
To see a full guide of activities, see myhelsinki.fi.
As Helsinki is a rather small city by the sea, there are many small islands and nature worth visiting while being in Finland. There is either public or private transportation to many islands with a small fee, and the national parks are reachable by public transit just 1/h hour from Helsinki City Center.
Nuuksio National Park
The best places to find authentic Finnish design items are stores such as Iittala and Artek, which selections include home decor and accessories designed by the famous Alvar Aalto. For clothing and textiles, you should head to Marimekko. Traditional Finnish handcraft can is sold at the Market Square near the harbor called Kauppatori.