Helsinki, Finland: Relaxing by Boat and Sauna

published 9 years ago by Rick Steves

Helsinki is set in a natural wonderland, and the several-hundred islands of its archipelago provide a delightful playground for a boat tour. We also visit a sauna, which, for the Finns, is a lifestyle. Popular year around, it's especially appealing in the long cold winters. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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