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Where to go?

Explore the various destinations of Helsinki

  • Helsinki-Helsinki

    Helsinki

    The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles and large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off it make certain there’s no shortage of natural presence. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year.
  • Helsinki-Espoo

    Espoo

    Population-wise, Espoo is the second largest city in Finland. However, the city is so spread out it is more like a cluster of several smaller cities. Located next to Helsinki, Espoo’s modern art museum Emma and the city theatre serve culture buffs, the beautiful national park in Nuuksio caters for outdoor enthusiasts and two large shopping centres along with a score of smaller boutiques make sure shoppers have their hands full.
  • Helsinki-Vantaa

    Vantaa

    Like Espoo, Vantaa lies next to Helsinki and is a large city with no real centre. Home to the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport, Vantaa is more than just a travel hub: Finnish Science Centre Heureka is fascinating for people of all ages, and after some brain food, a visit to Jumbo shopping centre and the adjacent Flamingo spa world might be in order. Cultural experiences and sights are offered in the form of concerts, museums and churches as well as the old Helsinge parish village.
  • Helsinki-Porvoo

    Porvoo
    Loviisa

    Porvoo is most famous for its charming Old Town that dates back to the Middle Ages and is filled with adorable cafés, restaurants and handicraft boutiques. Beautiful manors, museums, churches and chapels characterise Porvoo. Nearby Loviisa is similarly beautiful with the Old Town, the Strömfors Iron Works and the Svartholma Sea Fortress being key sights.

Helsinki

Best of Helsinki region

a few tips on Helsinki and its surroundings

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is situated by the Baltic Sea with a 100-kilometre-long shoreline and around 300 islands. The compact, vibrant city is both highly cultural and incredibly relaxing, with great possibilities for many outdoor activities.

The fortress of Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Finland’s most popular sights. The beautiful island is only a 15-minute ferry ride away from Helsinki Market Square.

Summertown Porvoo

Summertown Porvoo

Finland’s second oldest town, full of history and famous for its lovely restaurants and cafes.

Porvoo, located about 50 kilometres east of Helsinki, is the second oldest city in Finland. Its long history can still be felt on the charming cobblestone streets, past the iconic red wooden shore houses. Porvoo is full of small shops, lovely museums, galleries and cafés. 

As the snow falls, the charming summery Helsinki turns into something completely different – a city where great action can take place! Skiing, ice-skating, sledging, snow-sculpting, ice-swimming – the possibilities are endless.

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