Helsinki’s secret is its laid-back and exciting appeal in summertime. On a summer’s day you can pack everything you need into a bag, cycle from one beach to the next and even hop from one island to another. In the evening you can go to a terrace or club, dance into the dawn and on the way home go for a morning swim from the rug washing pier in Tervasaari while admiring the sunrise in the silence. If you still have energy you can wait until the Ihana Café opens and enjoy a morning coffee while lounging in a hammock and even take a short nap.