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Helsinki
Helsinki
Long cold winters mean that Helsinki, the capital of Finland, comes doubly alive in the summer. The snow melts away from the bike trails linking the city and outdoor cafes spring up everywhere. This is a great time to visit Suomenlinna, a fascinating sea fortress dating to the mid-1700s. Traditional saunas (try cooling off outdoors in the winter for a bracing thrill) are available for a cleansing sweat, perhaps necessary after partying on Helsinki’s islands and peninsulas during one of its yearly festivals like Vappu, a carnival-esque bacchanal. English and Swedish are widely spoken, and the architecture calls for mind a mini St. Petersburg (a role Helsinki has played in more than one film). The Ateneum art museum represents one of the most significant collections in Finland, or check out the Sibelius Monument, a tribute to the native composer, which resembles giant organ pipes fused together. Look for the Market Halls open year round to sample Finnish treats including beaver sausage and smoked fish. European capital which is relatively unassuming but fascinating in its own right, Helsinki has a personality all its own.
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Helsinki Cathedral
4.6/5
337 Reviews
Church
Historical Architecture
Explore Helsinki's famous Suurkirkko, also called Helsinki Cathedral, a neoclassical masterpiece of western and Russian styles designed by one of Finland's greatest architects, Carl Ludvig Engel. Survey the Senate Square below you from this magnificent building, originally called St. Nicholas' Church upon its completion in 1852 to honor Nicholas I, Czar of Russia, but renamed when Finland gained its independence in 1917. Discover why more than 350,000 people visit this church each year, with its distinctive green dome and colonnades and pediments radiating out in each direction. Pay a visit to each of the twelve apostles, erected in larger than life zinc statues along the roof by Engel's successor, Ernst Lohrmann.
Temppeliaukio Church
4.5/5
385 Reviews
Church
Whether your interests lie in music, history, architecture or religion, the Temppeliaukio church offers you a unique opportunity to view a monument unlike any other in the world. The commencement of World War II in 1939 prolonged the development of the structure, which resumed in 1961 with an entirely new concept after the brothers and fellow architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen won the second competition held for the design of this Lutheran church. Built directly into a natural rock formation that is flooded with light through a glazed dome, the church often doubles as a concert hall because the exposed rock walls provide excellent acoustic qualities.
Sibelius Park & Monument
4.5/5
285 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Sibelius Park is located in the northwest of the city centre of Helsinki. The statues in the park are relatively large. One of the statues consists of a number of hollow steel tubes arranged in a wavy shape, like a giant organ. When the wind blows This "pipe organ" will make a very pleasant sound, echoing the surrounding flowers and trees.
Suomenlinna
4.5/5
217 Reviews
Military Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Suomenlinna, located on the inner side of the Gulf of Helsinki, was once a military fortress and was listed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in 1991. Although it is a famous military fortress in Finland, you can see the various fortifications left by the army at the time, but there are still many residents living on the island. This is a very interesting thing, the military atmosphere here is not so strong, on the contrary, because the Nordic Art Center is located here, artists prefer to do some creation on the island.

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Daily Small Group Porvoo Tour
4/5
2 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$206.90
Guided Tallinn Day Sightseeing from Helsinki
5/5
1 Reviews
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FromAU$304.50

Helsinki Weather

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21 Oct 2020
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22 Oct 2020
8°
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23 Oct 2020
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Helsinki
Oct 20, 2020 Helsinki Weather:Mostly Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:84%, Sunrise/Sunset:08:14/17:55
Helsinki Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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