This brand new edition Insight Pocket Guide is the ideal companion for your trip to Helsinki. Expertly written by a local author, it features tailor-made itineraries designed to link the essential sights and attractions of Helsinki and its surroundings, including its ancient roots, art and architecture and its outstanding natural beauty. You can pick the tour to suit the time and budget you have available, so no matter how long your stay you can be sure you will see the very best of this fascinating destination. The routes are clearly marked on a detailed and fully-indexed, pull-out map that can be used in conjunction with the guide or independently. These routes have been designed to cover the city's highlights, linking all the essential sites not to be missed. There are plenty of ideas for how to spend your leisure time along the way, including information on shopping, eating out and the local nightlife. The 'History and Culture' section provides fascinating background reading for your trip and traces key events that have shaped Helsinki into the vibrant city it is today. You will also find a section dedicated to the most indispensable and practical travel advice, including a selection of hand-picked hotels, transport tips, money matters, climate, visas and passports and much more - all the information you will need for your trip, at your fingertips.