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GETTING THERE

Scandinavian Airlines offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Helsinki.

WHERE TO STAY

Hostel Erottajanpuisto

Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki

011-358-9-642-169

www.erottajanpuisto.com

Homey, affordable backpacker’s hostel in the center of town, just a couple of blocks from Jansson’s longtime studio at Ullanlinnankatu 1. Rooms from $36 for a bunk.

GLO

Kluuvikatu 4, Helsinki

011-358-9-675-111

www.palacekamp.fi

Beautifully designed boutique hotel with an excellent Basque restaurant. Rooms from about $205.

Amandis

Nunnakatu 5, Naantali

011-358-2-430-8774

www.hotelamandis.com

A charming waterfront inn in old town, steps from Moominworld. Singles from $80; doubles from $107.

WHERE TO EAT

Sea Horse

Kapteeninkatu 11, Helsinki

011-358-9-628-169

www.seahorse.fi

A terrific lunch buffet. Entrees from $22.

Kasakka

Meritunllinkatu 13, Helsinki

011-358-9-350-84760

www.kasakka.fi

Russian restaurant with delicious blini and czarist tchotchkes. Entrees from $25.

Maxill

Korkeavuorenkatu 4, Helsinki

011-358-9-638-873

maxill.fi/en

A lunch-only restaurant that’s in the vanguard of New Nordic cuisine. Entrees from $23.

WHAT TO DO

Ateneum Art Museum

Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki

011-358-294-500-401

www.ateneum.fi/en

National museum where Jansson studied painting. Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $16, students and other discounted visitors $13, younger than 18 free.

Island cottage rentals

www.visitporvoo.fi/en

Tourist information on the area near the Pellinki archipelago, including a listing for cottage rentals.

Moominworld

Kailo island, Naantali

011-358-2-511-1111

www.muumimaailma.fi/en/home

Aug. 11-24, daily noon to 6 p.m.; Feb. 14-22, daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 6-Aug. 10, daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets start at about $35 for one adult or one child older than 2.

INFORMATION

www.visitfinland.com

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