Helsinki is off the beat track when it comes to the normal “Scandinavian tourist trail”. Most people traveling to Scandinavia head to Copenhagen, the Fjords of Norway, and Stockholm, and seem to skip over Helsinki.
To be honest I have never been so pleasantly surprised by a country and city, such as Helsinki. I used to be a travel snob. Wondering why people would go to certain destinations over more popular destinations such as Italy, or Spain.