Things to do in Helsinki

Top Things to Do in Helsinki

Things to Do in Helsinki

Top Attractions in Helsinki

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What travellers are saying

  • LucyA
    3 contributions
    Our visit was in mid June and on a rainy day. Walking kept us warm and a lovely visit to a tea and pastries shop kept us going. The island was in full bloom with lilacs and wildflowers. Ferns and succulents were gorgeous. Many opportunities for beautiful photos!
    We visited the fortress museum and the darling toy museum and both are excellent with plenty of accurate and informative descriptions of very interesting displays.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • KDJERO
    Saint Charles, MO656 contributions
    Out of all the churches you can see in Europe, this one might be the most unique. Cut out from the bedrock and topped with a very cool copper roof.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Lindsay T
    Cambridge, UK19 contributions
    The island is a lovely place to wander around, but I would highly recommend taking a tour in order to appreciate this site more fully (English tours every day at 3 pm). Our tour guide (who I believe was named Vili) was very knowledgeable and patiently indulged our many questions! We really appreciated his expertise.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Roslyn138
    Wrexham, UK576 contributions
    A majestic building in the centre of the city - like a topping on a wedding cake. Great deal of steps from Senate Sq to the top - but you do see the surrounding area of the city and the waterfront from the top.
    We did visit inside, however there is major renovation taking place as there were scaffolding and sheets covering a large part of the west wing.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • whoismikejones
    London40 contributions
    Excellent place to take a lunch break and try local delicacies in a relaxing atmosphere. A must-see for food lovers.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary846 contributions
    This new building is in the centre but it’s a quiet island. It was made from 3 different kinds of wood. The inner shape reminds me an egg. Inside is very simple, so you can relax and listen to the silence or your inner voices. It’s perfect peace.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • whoismikejones
    London40 contributions
    One of the most beautiful Orthodox cathedrals. Great architecture. Small but beautifully painted interior.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Okarahan
    Krakow, Poland1,406 contributions
    Helsinki tramway system is quite practical for public transportation for visitors. It is easy to have different types of tickets (daily, single use, etc.). Recommended to use instead of taxi.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • Skip S
    Kingston, TN12 contributions
    A visit to this place should be number one on any Helsink tour. The building is stunning from many angles of view, but more important is the content. The whole concept of an interactive space for learning and knowledge/skill enhancement is taken to a new level. The bar is raised for libraries everywhere. Where else can one borrow a guitar and learn to play? where else can one actually record music in a professional studio? where else can one learn to cook? where else can one walk in with a program and operate a 3d printer.... not to mention the obvious internet knowledge base interactions possible. The Finns truly have a Helsinki treasure that contributes to making Finland one of the best places in the world to live. Amazing
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Jouni L
    Turku, Finland745 contributions
    Iconic national art museum of Finland. Visit here is definately worth while, Finnish and international paintings.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • MohammedRajak
    Glasgow, UK126 contributions
    Happy Place, the open area was a buzz with street performers and street cafe. Made the place more relaxing and entertaining. If I had to paint a picture it would be picturesque.
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Sanna K
    Vantaa, Finland44 contributions
    There was gun hole at the door from 1918. In this world situation it was good reminder. There was lots of different exhibitions and those were intresting. There was videos, music, fotograffing, very good. Our teens liked it also
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Okarahan
    Krakow, Poland1,406 contributions
    Helsinki Senate Square is one of the important sightseeing places of the city. It is easily accessible, located in city center.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • 299jarim
    10 contributions
    With the addition of new restaurants and a huge hotel, Helsinki Central Railway Station offers a lot. Even though the restaurants opening hours could be better, you can sit down and watch the people rushing by on a numerous amount of spots. If needed, you can always catch a train on the go, and find yourself in some place new in a matter of hours :)
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland24,306 contributions
    We often choose Silja Europa on our return journey from Tallinn. The departure time at 12:30 is very convenient if you stay in a hotel.

    The journey time is 3,5 hours. There is enough time to do the 'tax-free' shopping and have a pleasant lunch before arrival in Helsinki at 16:00.

    The price for two including a B2 cabin was 66 euros. For that price, you would get two or three Helsinki-Tallinn-Helsinki cruises in the same cabin. One-way trips are always more expensive.

    This time, there were more people on board because it had been a Friday departure from Helsinki. Many had still the party going on and the noise levels were high.

    Our lunch at Grill House restaurant was luckily calmer. Friendly service and tasty food. It was our best meal on this trip.
    Written 16 September 2021
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