The best view of Helsinki opens upon arrival by boat: it is view of a white, fresh city full of expectations. Restaurant Saaristo, located on the Klippan island in front of South Harbour, offers this same view and atmosphere for your enjoyment. At Saaristo history breaths life on all surroundings. You can admire the Empire-Helsinki skyline in the north, the ingenious walls and bastions of the Suomenlinna fortress in the south and the crafty and romantic Art Nouveau style wood cuts in the historical dining room. Saaristo’s white Art Nouveau style villa, built in 1899, is one of Helsinki’s most imposing and traditional restaurants.