IF YOU GO...

SLEEPING

Hotel Klaus K is a perfect boutique hotel with a hip Finnish design. Bulevardi 2, www.klauskhotel.com

Hotel Linna is a centrally located "castle hotel" that manifests the marriage in Finnish culture of all things Swedish and Russian. Lönnrotinkatu 29, www.palace.fi

DRINKING
The American Bar at Hotel Torni,
 ­Kalevankatu 5, www.sokoshotels.com
The Arctic Ice Bar, Yliopistonkatu 5, www.uniq.fi

DINING 
Ravintola Kappeli
 is located in a historic building overlooking the square and offers nouveau Scandinavian cuisine. Eteläesplanadi 1, www.ravintolakappeli.com
Ravintola Nokka offers fresh Finnish dishes and is right on the water. Kanavaranta 7, www.royalravintolat.com/nokka


SHOPPING
Jewelry:

Kalevala Koru, Strömbergintie 4, www.kalevalakoru.com

Department Store:
Stockmann,
 Aleksanterinkatu 52B, www.stockmann.fi

Clothing:
Marimekko,
 Pohjoisespl 2, www.marimekko.com/eng

Finnish ceramics and glassware:
Arabia Factory and Shop, www.iittala.com

Design District Information: www.designforum.fi/designforumfinland_en



Austin, Texas–based writer and poet Becca Hensley specializes in travel, arts, and lifestyle subjects and sometimes just enjoys sipping her drinks.