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Get to know Helsinki

Welcome to Helsinki, the trendy vibrant capital with beautiful green locations and an unique seaside.

Helsinki is placed by the Baltic Sea with a 100-kilometre-long shoreline and around 300 islands. It's on UNESCO`s "15 most beautiful designed cities in the world", and design is embedded in the Finish soul, and Euro Saarinen and Alvar Aalto are two world famous architects coming from here.


Modern trendy Helsinki

Helsinki is internationally known as a modern and trendy shopping city. The compact, vibrant city is both highly cultural and has and incredibly relaxing atmosphere with beautiful nature that surrounding the capital, which offers great possibilities for various outdoor activities. You will find picturesque boulevards, trendy cafe culture, beautiful architecture, modern and impeccable Finnish design.

Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo and Kirkkonummi form an integrated public transport area, where travelling is easy and affordable. The entire area has an integrated ticketing system, and HSL’s tickets are valid on all buses, commuter trains, trams, Metro and the Suomenlinna ferry.


Espoo area

Not far from Helsinki, the famous city of Espoo can be worth a visit. Espoo with large green areas and lakes is easy to reach by bus and train. Big companies like Nokia is located here, and one of the reasons that Helsinki is the fastest growing city in Finland.

Shopping

Helsinki is also known for the many shopping opportunities and markets. The marketplace Kauppatori is crowded with fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh fish, furs and souvenirs.

Food

In just a short time Helsinki has developed into the home of good food. “New Nordic Cuisine” has taken over the scene, and found a truly receptive audience among the trendy small restaurants, which have been established in recent years by upcoming chefs.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing tours include the Senate Square, Uspenskin Cathedral, the Parliament Building and the Olympic Stadium. Stops are made at the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, at Temppeliaukio Church. The church is underground and carved out of the rocks.

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, only 15 minutes boat trip from the centre of Helsinki, is one of the most popular excursions for tourists as well as locals. The fortress is on the Unesco World Heritage List.


Cruises to Helsinki

Helsinki is Finland's leading seafaring town with several ports used by several cruise companies, among other Silja Line, Tallink, Viking Line and cruise ships.

 

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Recommended Hotels in Helsinki

Hotel Kämp

Hotel Kämp

Experience the luxury of timeless elegance and European glamour.

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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Helsinki

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Helsinki

This historic hotel from 1917 is next to Kaisaniemi Park, 156 m from Helsinki Central Station.

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Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Clarion Hotel Helsinki

The Clarion Hotel Helsinki opened in October 2016.

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Top Michelin Restaurants in Helsinki

Restaurant Ask

Restaurant Ask

Visit this little cozy Michelin restaurant in Helsinki.

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Chef & Sommelier

Chef & Sommelier

The restaurant received its first Michelin star in 2014.

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Restaurant Demo

Restaurant Demo

Visit this down to earth Michelin restaurant in the center of Helsinki.

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Restaurant OlO

Restaurant OlO

The most important thing for us is to provide our guests with an unforgettable culinary journey.

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