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Helsinki

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Daughter of the Baltic
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights. The city is strongly influenced by its geography, and understandably so. Not only is it located on a peninsula, but it spans over 300 islands. Its close proximity to both eastern and western major cities has also played a strong part in the capital's history, cityscape, and culture. Much of the activity here centers around the Baltic Sea, with tourists and locals alike enjoying boat trips, fishing, and simply watching the activity of the bustling harbor. In addition to its relationship with the water, Helsinki is famed for its architectural offerings, which include fine examples of Modernism, Functionalism, and Art Nouveau. Plan your trip to Helsinki and other Finland destinations using our handy Finland tour planner.
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Popular things to do in Helsinki

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World heritage site
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Temppeliaukio Church
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Helsinki Cathedral
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Helsinki

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History Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Flea Market
Market Square Kauppatori
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Helsinki

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Historic Walking Area
The Esplanadi Park
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Kamppi Chapel of Silence
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
The Aalto House
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Hietaniemi Cemetery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Helsinki

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park Espoo
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
National Park
Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto Vantaa
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Castle
Turku Castle Turku
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Finland Oy Espoo
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Helsinki

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History Museum
The National Museum of Finland
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo)
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo)
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Helsinki

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Flea Market
Old Market Hall
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Kamppi Shopping Centre
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Artisaani
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Hakaniemi Market
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historical Tour
Green Cap Tours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Senate Square
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Helsinki Central Railway Station
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Zoo
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min