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Location type: sightOy AsemapäällikönhoviHelsinki, Finland

This building featuring Brutalist architecture has a rich media production history. It’s internationally renowned for its distinct Brutalist architecture and is one of the most important works completed in this style in Finland. The building is a favorite among filmmakers and photographers.

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Location type: sightRestaurant MattolaituriHelsinki, Finland

This restaurant combines two Finnish traditions in one place: warm-weather relaxation and outdoor carpet-cleaning. The restaurant and wine bar Mattolaituri, which opened in 2011, is next to one of the city’s most popular carpet washing piers.

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Location type: sightArctic Guesthouse & IgloosRanua, Finland

This bed and breakfast is steeped in history and offers guests a unique way to experience nature. A few months later, Leppänen decided to rent the old Gasthaus Ranua that had been serving its customers in different roles since the 1940s.

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Location type: sightAlpo's savannaFinland

Extraordinary animals sculpted from leftover junk. Artist Alpo Koivumäki sculpted incredible, life sized animals from scrap metal and other recycled material.

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Location type: sightLahti Sports CenterLahti, Finland

Every summer, an open-air swimming pool appears at the base of a Finnish cities beloved winter attraction. In fact, the public actually has better access during the summer than it does in the winter.

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Location type: sightSöderskär lighthouseFinland

Located in the outer archipelago of Porvoo, just over an hour's boat ride from Helsinki. The eight-sided lighthouse was completed in 1862, but construction was not without its challenges. The plans had called for the tower to be built from granite, but just 26 feet up, the supply ran out.

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Location type: sightAstuvansalmi rock paintingsJääkäri, Finland

5,000-year-old cave paintings provide a glimpse into prehistoric Finnish life. The site contains roughly 20 pictures of moose, around nine boats, several hands, animal tracks, and about 20 people in various stances.

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Location type: sightRanua ZooKangaslampi, Finland

This northernmost zoo is home to the country's only polar bears. The zoo is home to Venus and Manse, two polar bears who make a lovely couple. Over the years, the pair has had a few cubs - a feat that’s rare for polar bears in captivity.

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Location type: sightLenin MuseumTampere, Finland

The last permanent exhibit dedicated to the Soviet leader. The Lenin Museum was opened on January 20, 1946, a day before the 22nd anniversary of Lenin’s death. It was the first museum dedicated to Lenin outside the Soviet Union.

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Location type: sightTreriksrøysaFinland

The only place where Central European Time, Eastern European Time, and Further-eastern European Time meet. When Norway follows Central European Standard Time, it’s GMT 1. During this part of the year, Finland is GMT 2, and this part of Russia is GMT 3. Just walking around this point and stepping into the countries will put you in a whirlwind of time zones.

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Location type: sightTurku CathedralÅbo, Finland

A cathedral resurrected from the ashes of one of Europe's greatest urban fires. While the survival rate was high, the historical and architectural loss was devastating. Akatemiatalo, the main building of the Imperial Academy of Turku was heavily damaged.

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Location type: sightHaliPuuKittilä, Finland

A toddler when his family lost everything but their lives in World War II. They left their home and livelihood by the sea, fled to mainland Finland, and found a safe place in the municipality of Kittilä. As a compensation for the lost property, the state of Finland gave the Raekallio family a small piece of forest. The family spent decades growing the forest and grooming it for timber.

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