The capital of Finland, Helsinki is one of the most beautiful parts of the Scandinavian region. The city is a blend of the beautiful sea and the islands which are inseparable. Helsinki the southern capital lies in the Gulf of Finland and is the most populous city of Finland. This Nordic city is the third largest after Stockholm and Oslo and is the most important hub for politics, education, culture, and finance. Helsinki has historical ties with Stockholm in Sweden and St.Petersburg in Russia. It is the worldâ€™s northernmost metropolitan and counts as one of the most liveable cities globally. The Helsinki archipelago comprises of 330 beautiful islands, all of them with their unique characters, thus providing an ideal getaway from the chaos of the city. All these islands are easily accessible by ferries. Some of these islands were also used as the guarding ground from approaching attacks during the Viking era. Adventure seekers can opt for Kayaking in the Gulf. Also visit the museum of the city to know about it from the Stone Age period.