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Why Visit Helsinki?

The vibrant capital of Finland is an unmissable city for anyone who has the scenic country on their travel radar. But do you already know what to do during your Helsinki travel? The city offers so much to explore, that choosing what sights to include on your list of must-see's might be tricky. If you are still not sure what Helsinki attractions to put on your travel agenda, you've come to the right place. On this page, we've gathered several ideas on how you can spice up your getaway.

You can start your tour of Helsinki by visiting the most well-known sight of the city, the striking Helsinki Cathedral. And if its picturesque facade seems vaguely familiar, don't be surprised, as the design of the cathedral was based on another renowned church, Saint Petersburg's St. Isaac's Cathedral. Art enthusiasts will love the remarkable Amos Rex Art Museum housing a fantastic collection of 20th-century art. And the museum itself is an impressive sight to behold! Built under the Lasipalatsi Plaza, the museum's aboveground part looks like the giant bubbles, emerging from the ground.

The Temppeliaukion Rock Church is another great place to add to your "What to See in Helsinki" list. Carved out of the solid rock, the interiors of this unique place are spectacular, especially when the church is bathing in the natural sunlight coming from the skylight in the roof. What is more, the acoustics there is incredible thanks to the exposed walls, and if you have a chance to attend a concert at the Rock Church, you don't want to miss it.

And you can rest assured that regardless of what you choose to explore during your Helsinki tour, it's impossible not to fall in love with this incredible city. You will definitely want to come there again! So don't hurry to see everything at once, leave something for your next visit.

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What to Do in Helsinki, Finand

There's so much to explore in Helsinki. Take a look at the scenic video and get inspired to plan your journey.

  • Discover the unique architecture of the Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square
  • Relax in the Allas Sea Pool, a popular outdoor swimming complex with warm and cold pools by the Baltic Sea
  • Explore Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic sea fortress spread across six islands
  • Visit the Helsinki Design Museum and immerse yourself in Finland's renowned design heritage
  • Wander through the bustling Market Square and try local delicacies such as salmon soup and reindeer sausage
  • Experience Finnish culture at the National Museum of Finland and the Helsinki Art Museum
  • Take a ferry to the nearby islands of the Helsinki Archipelago and enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor activities
  • Stroll through the beautiful Esplanade Park and enjoy its green spaces, cafes, and seasonal events
  • Indulge in traditional Finnish cuisine at local restaurants, including dishes like Karelian pies, fresh seafood, and cloudberry desserts
  • Enjoy a scenic walk along the Töölönlahti Bay and visit the modernist Finlandia Hall
  • Attend the Helsinki International Film Festival and experience the city's vibrant arts and culture scene

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