Things to Do in Helsinki

Things to Do in Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Attractions

Things to Do in Helsinki


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Top Attractions in Helsinki

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Military Museums
Historic military fortress transformed into a museum showcases a country's centuries-spanning military history through artifacts and exhibits amidst ancient structures.
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Churches & Cathedrals
Neoclassical landmark with an elegant white facade and green roofs, known for its serene interiors and excellent acoustics. Iconic square perfect for capturing memorable photos.
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Indulge in local Finnish cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, including renowned salmon soup and exotic reindeer dishes, set in a historic market atmosphere with diverse food stalls and regional handicrafts.
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Religious Sites
Landmark cathedral poised on a hill, offering scenic Baltic Sea vistas. Notable for its elegant interior, rich icon collection, and imposing architecture with onion domes.
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Historic Sites
Tranquil island with a serene blend of natural trails and historic wooden structures from 17th-19th century Finland. Features scenic seaside views and encounters with local wildlife, including red squirrels.
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Trams
Modern tram network with clean and timely service, offering convenient travel via app-based tickets and route maps. Comfortable rides with digital stop displays enable easy navigation to key attractions.
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Historical square lined with neoclassical buildings, central meeting point with a cathedral backdrop, provides cultural significance and photo scenes.
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Libraries
Modern library with a wide array of activities, from 3D printing to music studios, set in an impressive architectural space with areas for families and various interactive technologies.
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Serenity meets urban charm with this central park and boulevard, where visitors unwind on lush lawns, enjoy public art, and relax amidst shops and eateries.
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Churches & Cathedrals
Minimalist sanctuary in a bustling area provides a meditative space with its natural materials and tranquil ambiance. Known for its unique, egg-shaped wooden architecture and serene interior.
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What travelers are saying

  • Shellbella19
    Wodonga, Australia106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow….. what a day out! This place was so much fun to walk around! Be sure to go off the blue line (major attractions) and explore further. We found so many tunnels that turned out to be an adventure.
    Very easy to get to with the ferry which is quick to get to the island (15 mins) and just explore for as long as you want.
    Take some snack with you as you could be there for a few hours.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • kfj1972
    Oakland, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very peaceful, beautiful. Managed to time my visit with an organ practice/concert and the sound was amazing. Something to see but without the organ playing would have been a very short visit.
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Chan G
    Reading, UK266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning inside and out! It's not overwhelmed with design inside which may be shocking to some, but it's so lovely and peaceful.
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • Barbs25
    Staffordshire, UK2,633 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really nice good options here and well priced. Good place to try the local meat and fish all very fresh. Nicely decorated with wooden stalls, enjoyed wandering and snacking!
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Somerset Couple
    England, UK13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very gtand cathedral that's worth a visit. I didn't stay inside for too long, had a lovely opulent feel to it. Is walking distance from the centre but need to get up quite a few steps to get to it.
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • FluffyFlamingo
    Germany23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent a great day on the island and at the open-air museum. We went on a Sunday, so we expected it to be quite crowded, but in the morning it wasn't too full.
    Very interesting collection of traditional wooden houses.
    There are many squirrels on the island, but we managed to see only one.
    If we visit again we're going to bring our own lunch as we found it difficult to find an open cafe.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main attractions of the new no 15 tramline, two big shopping centers are situated at both ends. Starting in Keilaniemi business park in Espoo the tram stops at Otaniemi by the Aalto University campus travelling then through scarcely inhabited areas to Sello Mall in Leppävaara. A short tunnel passes below an ancient fortress hill before emerging in Pitäjämäki. There are connections to the railway network at Huopalahti and Oulunkylä where you can change to the Ring Rail for airport. The end station in East is the big Itis Mall with access to the metro.
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA3,046 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great central location is a can’t miss opportunity for people watching. This block sized square is a popular magnet for folks climbing the steps for perfect views of downtown Helsinki. You’ll eventually cross through this iconic location, stop for a moment and appreciate the wonderful ambiance.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • Mike N
    Shanghai, China23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The 3ed floor kids area is a a great place for littles to blow off steam, maybe up to 7yo. Our 10yo was excited by the 2nd floor where so much equipment is shared but you must have a library card to access it and so he left disappointed. The building is gorgeous and spirit of such a well loved public space is plain to see.
    Written February 5, 2024
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  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little park in Helsinki with a lot of nice shops and restaurants nearby. Definitely worth the visit if you find yourself in Helsinki
    Written November 28, 2023
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  • Somerset Couple
    England, UK13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came to Helsinki on a business trip and had a free afternoon to walk around the town. This was a lovely chapel to go to - interesting architecture. It was nice to see the tourists respecting the "silence" aspect of it. I sat in here for about half hr just enjoying the peace and quiet.