Top places to visit outside Helsinki

Whichever direction you go from Helsinki, you’ll find experiences to remember. Try a day-trip – or stay for a week!

The capital of Finland is the place where most visitors to Finland stay or at least stop by. Helsinki  is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green urban areas. The city marches to a wonderful and unique beat of its own with dynamic food, design, architecture and sauna scenes – with a culture made by the locals.

If you’re looking for something new, venture outside the city center and you’ll find treasures. Head north, south, east or west to find interesting places to visit whether you’re a foodie, a culture lover or a history buff.

Here are our best tips for all four points of the compass.


Pictured above: Mustion Linna. Article published in October 2019.