The maritime appeal of Helsinki is something that other European capitals along rivers can’t offer. Each one of us, and visitors too, can experience the feel of the sea throughout the year, in any weather, at Suomenlinna and Kaivopuisto. The symbiosis of the maritime nature and urban life is the spirit of Helsinki. Locals flock to the shoreline in summertime to cool off and to experience the autumn storms. The highlight of the spring is when the ice leaves, the sound that the ice makes when it finally unwillingly breaks and provides space for a brilliant sparkle. That’s what we get from our creative force.