Things to Do in Helsinki with Children

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Things to Do in Helsinki with Kids

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  • Bülent A
    Turkey10 contributions
    The Fortress and the museums in there are stiking . There are local inhabitants too so be careful while looking around .Got impressed with the weapons and sub-marine .Store some energy and have some breaks at the Cafe's there .A lot to waşlk finish till Kings Gate.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Pedro S
    Sao Paulo, SP29 contributions
    Finnish natural in a nutshell! The island is an open museum with historical buildings relocated there and a stunning natural landscape—a great place to walk around and taste the old time's lifestyle.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Pedro S
    Sao Paulo, SP29 contributions
    Beautiful church in a lovely square. It's a must in the city for its surroundings. The new architecture is unique and since it's located in higher ground, there's also a worth view.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Herman R
    4 contributions
    Well worth the visit: excellent lunch options, meat, fish, veggie or just a nice cup of coffee with some baked delicacies.
    Try the reindeer kebab...
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • David M
    Oslo, Norway201 contributions
    I love travelling on trams and Helsinki does not disappoint. As someone who does not really know the city, there seem to be enough of them trundling around the city.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Debra S
    Victoria, Canada48 contributions
    Not only visually stunning but a wonderful place to relax and enjoy s good read. I was surprised to see sewing and 3D printing stations!
    Written 24 May 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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  • Suresh C
    Charlotte, North Carolina, United States876 contributions
    This is our first place to visit part of our two day tour in Helsinki. Pretty one - very colorful giving that scandinavian (ok, part of central asian) look. It is a short walk from the Helsinki station. Since it is a central place - we seen political slogans or protests displays - took away the tourism spirit a little. Good one for a photo opportunity.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 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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  • Alex B
    Ubach-Palenberg, Germany85 contributions
    The museum mostly shows stuffed/ conservated animals. The animals are nicely prepared and the museum tries to show them in their natural habitat and in their natural environment. The visit in total took us about 2h. I believe if you have small children it can take longer. The price is a little high for what the museum shows I would say. Probably I am a little biased, since we have a similar museum where I live and it costs less, yet if even larger. But still, if you like seeing animals and are interested in history of evolution, then it's worth a visit.
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • RCS3rd
    Wellesley, MA1,107 contributions
    Markets are always fun to visit to check out local made wares as well as local food, this market offered a nice mix of both combined with sit down eateries. The seafood offerings were plentiful. The Hakaniemi market hall was currently under renovation but the market is temporary in a building next door. There were a few vendors set up outside as well. We can imagine that there are more vendors during warmer months.

    It was a fun place to grab a bite to eat. We had a delicious shrimp sandwich (it was a large sandwich) and a smoked salmon on rye bread, accompanied with wine. Only one red and one white was available, served by the glass.
    Written 2 November 2019
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  • Cheng
    5 contributions
    This place is fab. It is small. Do not get us ring. The animals have plenty of spaces. Just that it could be bigger and grander.
    Written 2 May 2021
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  • Adventure
    Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
    If you go to the Kauppatori (Outside Market) at this time of year you will find that it is The annual Herring Market. Always held during the first full week in October, the market has been happening just about every year since 1743. I decided to go and have a look this year as it is usually a wonderful atmosphere. Of course this year was slightly different because of the pandemic. Usually lots of little fishing boats are set out along the harbour, selling all flavours of spiced herrings. This year I counted only about 10 fishing boats all clustered at one end of the harbour and this year they did not allow customers to taste the herring before buying. But non the less the atmosphere was although less crowded, very much the same as in past years. The herrings are sold in little plastic tubs weighing about 250 grms, of which the fish content is about 150 grms. The price is usually this year about 8 euros (A bit expensive I think), although they do reductions if you buy 3 tubs, the cheapest I found was 5 euros per tub. They sell all kinds of flavours from garlic herrings to the usual "Glassmaker's herring" to Mustard, onion or dill herrings, I have seen Brandy herring and even coffee spiced herring in the past but this year the flavours seemed quite conservative. There is always a competition to find the best herring between the different sellers or the newest taste. Also you can find sweet Archipelago breads and other spiced preserves. The normal market is always worth a visit at any time of year, well except for winter when there can only be 2 or 3 tents set up in the coldest of weather. Now they were selling all kinds of Autumn products from Sea Blackthorn juice to apples and mushrooms. All in all a nice visit.
    Written 9 October 2020
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  • Jen B
    Silver Spring, MD70 contributions
    The monument itself is located near the lake, but is not well marked to get there from all entrances. Best to use some sort of map / navigation to find it, particularly in winter. Quite lovely monument, but would benefit from some sort of explaination -- is it a graphic representation of a particular piece (aka Finlandia)?
    Written 28 February 2022
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