Capital of Finland, Helsinki, is the World Design Capital for the whole year of 2012. Design has always been an important part of Finnish lifestyle. Brands such as Iittala, Marimekko and Arabia can be found in every Finnish home.
The theme year brings live hundreds of projects and events around the city. Enjoy guided tours to design districts, museums and galleries. Also get to know the Scandinavian food culture. Market places and halls, cafes and restaurants serve excellent culture experience as well.
During the summer season the central meeting place of the design capital is a wooden pavilion designed by Aalto University students. The pavilion will be located next to Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum.
Combine an exciting city break in Helsinki with an eventful cruise on board the luxurious vessels of Tallink Silja. A sea journey over the Baltic Sea is an unforgettable experience - discover the uniqueness of the Scandinavian archipelago and experience the elegant and relaxed atmosphere on board our ships.
The Stockholm-Helsinki route is operated by two of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, the sister ships Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony. In the heart of both ships there is a 142 m long glass-roofed Promenade which can be seen through cabin windows on both sides of the Promenade. The Promenade is lined by restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques - just like a high street on sea.
First class accommodation, award-winning restaurants, world class entertainment, facilities for conferences and a variety of shops are all at your service. Enjoy the services of the tropical recreation center with a sauna and warm pools or relax in a beauty salon with a world-famous cosmetic brands.
Modern Tallink shuttles Star and Superstar cross the Baltic Sea between Helsinki and Tallinn in only 2 hours. You can dine on board with style in an à la carte restaurant or buffet, or simply in a pizzeria or a café. Over 1 500 sqm shopping area provides an excellent opportunity for shopping.