The Finns are, as a rule, a reserved and undemonstrative race, so Helsinki may seem an odd choice for a romantic honeymoon destination. Wrong! Although it’s not a traditional honeymoon destination, Helsinki has a lot to offer honeymooning couples. With romantic cafes, beautiful streets to stroll through and gorgeous islands to explore, Helsinki can give any other major European city a run for its money in the romance stakes.
As many of the hotels in Helsinki are large chains, they are well prepared to meet the needs of honeymooning couples, and many offer packages which include everything from champagne to spa days. In addition, many cruise lines offer honeymoon cruises in the Baltic which take in Helsinki as a stop. Also, with so much excellent contemporary Finnish design around (think Marimekko homewares, Iittala glass or Alvar Aalto designed Artek furniture) a honeymoon in Helsinki is the perfect place to buy a souvenir that will stand the test of time.