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About 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.

Popular Attractions in Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral
4.6/5
289 Reviews
Church
Historical Architecture
Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki
Temppeliaukio Church
4.5/5
338 Reviews
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Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Helsinki Central Station
4.5/5
105 Reviews
Modern Architecture
Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Orthodox Uspensky Cathedral
4.5/5
150 Reviews
Church
The Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral was built in 1862 on the slopes of the Kadayano Peninsula and was completed in six years. It is the larger Orthodox church on Scandinavia, and the Finns call it the “Russian Church”. The exterior of the church is composed of a red main color with a representative onion top. The interior dome depicts gorgeous decorative paintings and religious allusions, and has a rich traditional Eastern Orthodox church art style. There are thirteen towers in the church. The crosses on all the spires face the east, symbolizing Jesus and the twelve apostles. The shape is very striking.

Helsinki Tours & Tickets

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Helsinki Card
5/5
26 Reviews
FromAUD87.9
Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing Audio Tour
4.3/5
22 Reviews
FromAUD53.9
Helsinki Day Trip from Tallinn
3.5/5
12 Reviews
FromAUD233.9

Helsinki Weather

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