Helsinki Things to Do

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  • 1. Kauppatori (Market Square & Market Hall)

    Town hall Next to the Market square this is a good restroom spot and they have several fast terminals with free WiFi. Great for us as Internet was 12 euro. Beside making use of the facilities , they...

  • 2. Suomenlinna Island & Fortress

    It was Monday and most museums were closed so we decided to take the ferry from Market Square and visit Suomenlinna island (it is actually a group of small islands). It was high on our list anyway....

  • 3. Tuomiokirkko (The Lutheran Cathedral)

    Lutheran Cathedral It is worth to walk to Senate Square just to see this Cathedral . Finished in 1852 ,It's green dome and 12 apostles look over the square. it is quite simple inside , unlike the...

  • 4. Uspenski Orthodox Church

    Uspenski Cathedral This red brick Finnish Orthodox ,church with golden onion domes is quite a sight perched high on a hill above the harbour.It was a bit of a climb...good for burning calaries...

  • 5. Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church

    Temppeliaukio Church ( rock church) We are still feeling energetic after lunch so decide to walk here from the market square.It turns out to be a bit more of a hike than I anticipated with much of it...

  • 6. Linnanmaki Amusement Park

    Linnanmäki Amusement Park: fairground amusements, the big ferris wheel, the roller coaster, lots of other rides, the toy and play museum, restaurants, Peacock Variety Theatre etc. Special: The first...

  • 7. Esplanadi Boulevard

    Without a doubt, my favourite area of Helsinki was the Esplanadi. It is a beautiful stretch of two streets known as Pohjoisesplanadi (North Esplanade) and Eteläesplanadi (South Esplanade), separated...

  • 8. Korkeasaari (Helsinki Zoo)

    Korkeasaari is the Finnish name of Helsinki Zoo. It's situated on a beautiful island in Helsinki. You reach it either with walking over a bridge or by ferry from Helsinki Market Square. The Zoo is a...

  • 9. Olympic stadium

    Helsinki olympic Stadium was built in 1938 and in 1952 the Olympic games were hold there. Helsinki Olympic Stadium has been characterized as the world’s most beautiful Olympic Stadium. It is located...

  • 10. Finlandia Talo (Finlandia Hall)

    There are many other tips concerning this hall already. But did you know this? You can blame Mr. Alvar Aalto, the architect, for the deteriorating marble wall tiles. He absolutely insisted on having...

  • 11. Ateneum Art Museum

    Ateneum houses Finland’s National Gallery, with more than 17,000 works of classic art, any art lover will be satisfied here. It is housed in a building that was built in 1887 in neo-renaissance...

  • 12. National Museum

    The National Museum of Finland is a building with a with a tall spire which looks more like a church than a museum. It contains a permanent exhibition of Finnish life from prehistoric times to the...

  • 13. The Kirpila Art Collection

    The collection was recommended to me by one of my Finnish friends. It was created by a physician, Juhani Kirpila (1931 - 1989). It is located within his former...

  • 14. Natural History Museum

    This is a research function of the University of Helsinki. Like so many of these type of museums, you may feel that you have seen it all before - you've seen...

  • 15. Pihlajasaari Island - the perfect place to relax

    Pihlajasaari is an island in the Baltic Sea just off the coast from Helsinki. Unlike its much more famous and crowded neighbour Suomenlinna, the island is quite...

  • 16. Hietaniemi Cemetery

    It is not often that you suggest a visit to the cemetery - however it does seem that in some cities there are many key and influential people buried in the same...

  • 17. Kamppi Chapel

    The chapel is operated by a partnership of the Helsinki Parishes and the city of Helsinki social services department. (There is also a link with the parish...

  • 18. Sederholm House (City Museum)

    This is one of the City of Helsinki museums. It is the oldest stone building in Helsinki, and does offer interesting exhibitions. During this visit I enjoyed...

  • 19. The Most Beautiful Square

    After a big breakfast we took the short walk to Senate Sq. I think this is truly the most beautiful square in Helsinki....quite a change for the architecture we...

  • 20. The Three Blacksmiths and More

    The Three Blacksmiths StatueWe came upon this on the walk to our restaurant. It is a famous statue representing hard work and cooperation.There are some...

  • 21. Kallio Church

    kallio ChurchWe spotted this when we were trying to walk off our lunch. It's a big climb to just arrive at the church , which is indeed built on a massive...

  • 22. Linnanmäki amusment park - Awesome!

    I live in Helsinki, and I visit Linnanmäki amusment park (swedish: Borgbacken) every year with my family and friends. It's really something awesome! I recommend...

  • 23. Sea Life Helsinki

    Sea Life Helsinki is an awesome place to spend your day, or a few hours, if you like the underwater life. It is located inside the amusement park Linnanmäki...

  • 24. Helsinki Music Centre

    Helsinki Music Centre (Finnish: Helsingin Musiikkitalo) is a big and pretty newly built music center in the heart of Helsinki. The building is mainly made of...

  • 25. Töölönlahti (Toolo Bay), a wonderful place

    Töölönlahti (Toolo Bay) is a beautiful and famous bay in central Helsinki. You can walk around it, and many are doing it, some with their friends, some with...

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There is lot to do in Helsinki. I love history, so my favourite places are Kansallismuseo (National museum), Seurasaari (outdoor museum with old houses) and Suomenlinna Island.

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