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Allas Sea Pool / Eetu Ahanen

 Helsinki, the modern and cosmopolitan capital of Finland situated on the Baltic Sea, is a city with over half a million residents. Helsinki offers lots to see, do and experience year round. Discover the maritime appeal, unique design and architecture attractions, exciting food culture, great shopping opportunities and over 3,000 lively events held each year. Feel the cultural influences from both the East and West, meet the friendly locals and enjoy the slow rhythm of urban Helsinki. Explore and be inspired: www.myhelsinki.fi

currency

Euro, €1 = 100 cents

phone

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newspaper

Helsingin Sanomat, Hufvudstadsbladet (Hbl), Ilta-Sanomat, Iltalehti
International edition of Finland’s leading daily newspaper: www.hs.fi/english

hours

Department stores and shopping centres are open weekdays 9am-9pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm and Sundays 12noon-6pm (9pm). Smaller shops are usually open weekdays 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm (4pm).

population

620,715

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Helsinki Tourist Information
Helsinki railway station, Kaivokatu 1 (VR ticket office)
Tel: +358 9 3101 3300 (Mon-Sat 9-15:30)
helsinki.touristinfo@hel.fi
www.myhelsinki.fi
Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat-Sun and during public holidays 10-17, and during summer season, 3.6.-15.9., Mon-Fri 9-19 and Sat-Sun 10-17.

The Tourist Information Center at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is open 1.10.-30.4. Mon-Sat 10-18 and Sun 12-18, 2.5.-30.9. Mon-Sun 10-20.

website

www.myhelsinki.fi
Twitter@myhelsinki
IG@myhelsinki
www.facebook.com/myhelsinki
www.facebook.com/visithelsinki

Jussi Hellsten/Visit Helsinki

The City

Helsinki is unique among Northern European cities. The lifestyle in the second-most northern capital city in the world is full of contrasts and activities in the form of hundreds of events and friendly people. Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West.

The archipelago that surrounds Helsinki with hundreds of tiny islands creates an idyllic environment for cruises, for example.

Over 450 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods can be clearly seen in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country’s capital city world famous.

The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly together with high-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the latest contemporary trends. The city centre has many beautiful parks, and the nearby forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and quiet walks.

Helsinki’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.

Everything is nearby – Helsinki is a pocket-sized metropolis that is ideal for visitors!

Kalle Kataila/ Metsähallitus

Tours & Activities

Strömma Finland Oy Ab

Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing

Strömma Finland Oy Ab

The Beautiful Canal Route

Strömma Finland Oy Ab

Hop On Hop Off with City Sightseeing

@dspmedia

Treetop Adventure Huippu

Porvoo

Half day tour to Porvoo

Strömma Finland Oy Ab

Helsinki Grand Tour

Strömma Finland Oy Ab

Bus & Boat combo

Outdoors Finland Etelä

Wilderness Canoeing Adventure in Nuuksio National Park

Konsta Linkola/Liikuntavirasto

Swimming Stadium

Akifoto oy/ Liikuntavirasto

Kumpula outdoor swimming pool

Liikuntavirasto

Yrjönkatu swimming hall

Happy Guide Helsinki

Design Walk Helsinki

As Tallink Grupp

Day Cruise to Tallinn

As Tallink Grupp

Luxurious Baltic Sea Roundtrip Cruise

Natura Viva

Helsinki Nature by Fatbike

Natura Viva

Helsinki by Kayak

Naturaviva

Vuosaari Paddling Center

ParisRio.com

ParisRio.com

MS Finlandia

Eckerö Line Day Cruise to Tallinn

Green Cap Tours

Free Walking Tour

Green Cap Tours

Mental Walk – Guided Tour In Former Psychiatric Hospital

Green Cap Tours

City Center Walking Tour

Escape room Exitcenter.fi Järvenpää

Escape room Exitcenter.fi Järvenpää

m/s Natalia

Royal Line Sightseeing Cruise

Royal Line

Royal Line Dinner Cruise

CityTour

CityTour Hop-On Hop-Off Red Buses

Royal Line

Smuggler´s Dinner Cruise

Royal Line

Historical Sightseeing Cruise

M/S King

Royal Line Lunch Cruise

Royal Line

Bus & Boat Combination

CityTour

Helsinki City Pass

Jussi Hellsten

Guided tour at Suomenlinna

Metsähallitus

Guided tour at Vallisaari

Pexels.com

Foxtrail

One Day in Helsinki

One Day in Helsinki

Ehrensvärd Society

Cannon sloop Diana´s public sailings

SMAKU Porvoo

Guided Smaku-walk in Porvoo

Feel The Nature

Berry picking and mushroom hunting in Nuuksio National Park

info@flyingcinematour.com

Flytour Helsinki

Strömma Finland Oy Ab

Helsinki Card

Leif Rosas

REDRIB Experience

Leif Rosas

REDRIB ICE EXPERIENCE

Foxtrail

Foxtrail - Play with the city

Strömma Finland Oy Ab / Haltia

Finnish Lakes and Forests

Helsinki Marketing

Urban Helsinki Bus Sightseeing

Burn Out City Events

Snowmobile tour in Helsinki archipelago

Copyright Limousine Service Ltd.

Limousine Service Ltd.

Education Finland

Visit Finnish Schools

Mahkonen, KOKO Lahti Oy

Lahti - Gateaway to Finnish Lakeland

Planmeca Golf Areena Helsinki Oy

One Day In Helsinki

Länsi-Uudenmaan Lumo matkailu oy

Urban Helsinki Bus Sightseeing

Kon-Tiki Tours / Kon-Tiki Finland

Helsinki (c) Jussi Hellsten/Visit Helsinki

Do & See

Helsinki is a great city to wander around in, and many attractions are located within walking distance from the town centre. But, if you need to rest your legs or maybe don’t have much time, the tram is an excellent option! It will take you around the city in an effective way and you will be able to see many interesting things along your journey.

The Governing Body of Suomenlinna / Dorit Salutskij

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Comma Image Oy/Visit Helsinki Material Bank

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Comma Image Oy/Visit Helsinki Material Bank

National Museum of Finland

Maija Astikainen / Torikorttelit

Tori Quarters

Eetu Ahanen

Allas Sea Pool

Helsinki Marketing

Löyly

Maija Astikainen

Helsinki City Museum

Angel Gil

Kunsthalle Helsinki

Didrichsen Art Museum / Rauno Träskelin

Didrichsen Art Museum

Riitta Blomgren, Military Museum 2017

Military Museum´s Manege

Juhani Kandell, Finnish Defence Forces 2014

Submarine Vesikko

@dspmedia

Nuuksio National Park

@dspmedia

Espoo’s islands and archipelago

Seurasaari Midsummer Bonfires 2016

Seurasaari Island

Vantaan Kaupunginmuseo

Vantaa City Museum

Vantaan kaupungin aineistopankki

The Finnish Aviation Museum

Jussi Tiainen

Temppeliaukio Church

Olli Urpela

Finlandia Hall

Visit Porvoo

Porvoo

Katri Lehtola 2017

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius

HAM / Maija Toivanen

Helsinki Art Museum HAM

Ice Park

Ice Park

Haltia

Haltia The Finnish Nature Centre

Ehrensvärd-seura ry

Ehrensvärd Museum

Sami Seppänen

Artsi - Vantaa City artmuseum

Visit lake Tuusula

Lake Tuusula

info@flyingcinematour.com

Flying Cinema Tour of Helsinki

Liikuntavirasto

Helsinki Archipelago

Galleria Mafka&Alakoski

Galleria Mafka&Alakoski

Ilona Kemppainen / Theatre Museum

Theatre Museum

Virve Laustela / The Finnish Museum of Photography

The Finnish Museum of Photography

Tamminiemi

Tamminiemi

Music Museum Fame (Tripla by YIT)

Music Museum Fame - Finnish Music Hall of Fame

Tiedekeskus Heureka

Heureka Science Centre

Ari Karttunen / EMMA

Exhibition Centre WeeGee

City of Helsinki

Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Mikko Taipale / Jokerit

Jokerit Helsinki

Hotelli- ja ravintolamuseo

Hotel and Restaurant Museum

Jouni Ihalainen

Cirko – Center for New Circus

Visit Lahti

Sibelius Hall

Visit Lahti

Lahti Sports Centre

Lassi Häkkinen / City of Lahti

Church of the Cross

Asikkala

Päijänne National Park

Linnanmäki

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Helsinki Marketing

Uspenski Cathedral

Mari Lehmonen / Helsinki Zoo archives

Helsinki Zoo

Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis

Ateneum Art Museum

SEA LIFE

SEA LIFE Helsinki

Joni Rousku / Visit Helsingin Materiaalipankki

Natural History Museum

Visit Helsinki Material Bank

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Korjaamo Group Oy / Johanna Lind

Korjaamo Culture Factory

Vallisaari

Suomenlinna Museum

Museum Card

Hartwall Arena

Jussi Hellsten/Visit Helsinki

Dining

The vibrant food culture and the diverse food-related events make Helsinki a fascinating culinary destination. Whether you're interested in fine dining or street food Helsinki is a city for your taste. Join the popular food carnival Restaurant Day organised four times a year, try local specialties in HelsinkiMenu restaurants, enjoy maritime cuisine in idyllic island restaurants in the summer and stop for seasonal delicacies at the traditional market halls and market places.

Eteläesplanadi 22, 00130 Helsinki

Restaurant Bassi

Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki

Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki

The Cock

The Cock

Photo of Elite

Restaurant Elite

Holiday Bar

Holiday Bar

'@JuuriYhtiötOy

Juuri

Restaurant Salutorget dining room

Salutorget

Juuso Syrjä

Restaurant Nokka

Tapahtumatalo Bank

Tapahtumatalo Bank

Royal Ravintolat

Restaurant Presto

Frank Leiman, Jani Forsberg

Restaurant Meripaviljonki

Restaurant Töölönranta

Ravintola Töölönranta

Mika Levälampi, Levälampi Photography

Restaurant Juttutupa

Mika Levälampi, Levälampi Photography

Restaurant Graniittilinna

Restaurant Muru

Muru

Restaurant Pastis

Pastis

Kitchen & Table Helsinki

Kitchen & Table Helsinki

Korjaamo Group Oy / Johanna Lind

Korjaamo Culture Factory

A&S Restaurants

Restaurant Savotta

A&S Restaurants

Restaurant Saaga

A&S Restaurants

Restaurant Saslik

Restamax Oyj

PurPur – Georgian Cuisine

A&S Restaurants

Restaurant Savu

Restamax Oyj

Stefan's Steakhouse

Smaku 2016

SMAKU Porvoo

Mikko Reinikainen

Paasin Kellari

Paasitorni

Paasiravintola

Restaurant Krog Roba

Krog Roba

Bastion Bistro

Bastion Bistro

Restaurant Sue Ellen

Sue Ellen

Restaurant Savoy

Restaurant Savoy

Rasmus Tikkanen

Restaurant Hieta

Goodwin The Steak House

Goodwin The Steak House Helsinki

Klaus K Hotel / Tero Repo Photography

Restaurant Toscanini

A&S Restaurants

Summer Restaurant Saari

A&S Restaurants

Summer Restaurant Saaristo

Royal Ravintolat

Restaurant NJK

Ravintola Särkänlinna

Ravintola Särkänlinna

Restaurant Scandic Meilahti

Kulosaaren Casino

Restaurant Kuninkaan Lohet/Kuninkaan Kartano and Vanha Viilatehdas

Team Kitchen

Visit Helsinki/Jussi Hellsten

Cafes

Enjoy your cup of coffee in classic cafés in the heart of the city or taste the latest coffee trends in hip neighbourhoods. Choose your own favourite from the diverse cosy cafés that can be found all around Helsinki.

Finlandia-ravintola

Café Veranda, Finlandia Hall

Ehrensvärd-seura/ Krister Katva

Café Piper

Hard Rock International

Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki

Palmia Oy

City Hall Restaurant

Helsingin kaupungintalon ravintola

Helsingin kaupungintalon ravintola, restaurant at the City Hall

Visit Helsinki Material Bank

Good Life Coffee

Korjaamo Group Oy / Johanna Lind

Korjaamo Culture Factory

Jenna Pietikäinen

Cafe Regatta

Ekberg 1852 Oy Ab

Ekberg Café

Kahvila Sävy

La Torrefazione

Café Carusel

Café Esplanad

Karl Fazer Café

Sis. Deli

Café Strindberg

Café Ursula

Visit Helsinki Material Bank

Bars & Nightlife

A wide range of clubs and bars in Helsinki offers something for everyone in terms of clientele, atmosphere and price. Find the most popular, trendiest and cosiest bars and nightclubs in the city centre as well as in the districts of Kamppi, Punavuori and Kallio.

Restamax Oyj

Nightclub Skohan

Restamax Oyj

Hernesaaren Ranta

Brasserie Kämp

Brasserie Kämp

Klaus K Hotel / Studio Tomi Parkkonen

Klaus K Bar & Lounge

Korjaamo Group Oy / Johanna Lind

Korjaamo Culture Factory

Ateljee Bar

Apollo Live Club

Teatteri

Casino Helsinki

Kuudes linja

Siltanen

Botta/Manala

Storyville

Rami Hanafi/Viewmasters of Helsinki Oy

Shopping

Helsinki offers plenty of shopping opportunities year round. Visit Tori Quarters in the historical centre of Helsinki for a variety of charming design boutiques and craft shops. Fans of Finnish design, fashion and interior decoration should head out to the Design District, situated in the heart of Helsinki.

The main shopping streets include Aleksanterinkatu, Mannerheimintie and the streets Pohjois- and Eteläesplanadi around the Esplanade park that feature several famous Finnish brands such as Iittala, Marimekko, Aarikka and Pentik.

Especially for food shopping be sure to also visit the several market squares and cosy market halls of Helsinki, such as the Market Square and the Old Market Hall at the South Harbour, the Hakaniemi indoor market and the Hietalahti Market Hall and Hietalahti Square that during summertime hosts the city's best-known flea market.

Musta&Valkoinen

Design District Helsinki

KASTE 100% european linen bathrobes, designed by Anu Leinonen and SAAGA UNI mohair blanket, design by Marja Rautiainen

Lapuan Kankurit Store & Studio

Galleria Esplanad

Shopping Centre Galleria Esplanad

Lokal

Lokal

Helsinki Marketing

Villisilkki

Stockmann

Stockmann

Maija Astikainen / Torikorttelit

Tori Quarters

Siirtolapuutarha fabric, Oiva dishes, Sukat Makkaralla glassware

Marimekko

Helsinki Marketing

Iittala Store

Karkkikauppa Sweetheart

OZ JEWEL

Kalevala Jewelry and Lapponia Jewelry Flagship Store

Helsinki Marketing

Accommodation

Helsinki offers plenty of choices for accommodation, from inexpensive hostels to luxury hotels. For a full list of accommodation outlets, please see www.visithelsinki.fi.

Helsinki Marketing

Hostel Suomenlinna

Eurohostel

Eurohostel

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport

Restel

Scandic Kallio

Restel

Scandi Kaisaniemi

Restel

Scandic Hakaniemi

Restel

Scandic Meilahti

Restel

Crowne Plaza Helsinki

Restel

Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki

Restel

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

Restel

Holiday Inn Helsinki - West Ruoholahti

Restel

Holiday Inn Helsinki-Exhib & Conv Ctr

Restel

Hotel Indigo Helsinki - Boulevard

Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Hotel Rantapuisto

Hotel Rantapuisto

Hotel Katajanokka

Hotel Katajanokka

Rastila Camping Helsinki

Rastila Camping Helsinki

Hotel Kämp exterior

Hotel Kämp

Kämp Collection Hotels

Klaus K Hotel

Hotel Haven

Hotel Haven

Hotel Fabian

Hotel Fabian

Hotel Lilla Roberts restaurant Krog Roba

Hotel Lilla Roberts

GLO Hotel Kluuvi

GLO Hotel Kluuvi

GLO Hotel Art

GLO Hotel Art

GLO Hotel Sello

GLO Hotel Sello

GLO Hotel Airport

GLO Hotel Airport

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki. Lobby.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Sokos Hotels

Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

https://www.satumali.com

Hotel Helka

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Original Sokos Hotel Albert

Original Sokos Hotel Pasila

Scandic Hotels

Jussi Hellsten/Visit Helsinki

Tourist Information

Arriving in Helsinki

Helsinki can easily be reached from anywhere in the world.

By plane - Around 200 international flights a day arrive at Helsinki Airport, which is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take a taxi, the Finnair airport bus or the Ring Rail Line train to the Central Railway Station. A taxi to city centre costs approximately 45 euros. www.finavia.fi/home

By train - There are excellent train connections from Helsinki to all major towns in Finland as well as to Lapland. There is also a daily train service to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is a landmark unto itself in Helsinki. www.vr.fi/en

By bus - Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station, from the largest cities approximately every hour. www.matkahuolto.fi/en/

By ferry - There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia, Sweden and Germany. All these ferry companies offer the possibility to take a car with you.
There is also ship connection between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, (no cars permitted).

www.eckeroline.fi/en, www.tallinksilja.com/en/, www.vikingline.fi/en, www.finnlines.com/ferry-trips, www.stpeterline.com/en
www.portofhelsinki.fi/en/passengers/arrivals-and-depa

Passenger Terminals:

Hansa Terminal, Vuosaari Harbour
Provianttikatu 5 00980 Helsinki

Katajanokka Terminal
Katajanokanlaituri 8 00160 Helsinki

West Terminal 1
Tyynenmerenkatu 8 00220 Helsinki

West Terminal 2
Tyynenmerenkatu 14 00180 Helsinki

Makasiini Terminal
Eteläranta 7 00130 Helsinki

Olympia Terminal
Olympiaranta 3 00140 Helsinki

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Public Transport

With a single ticket you can hop aboard trams, busses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna – why not to try for instance a sightseeing tour on tram routes 2 and 3. Single tickets must be purchased in advance from ticket machines or sales points. https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares/sales-points From bus drivers you can buy tickets when entering the bus.

Day tickets are available for unlimited use on public transportation for 1-7 days. They can be purchased from ticket machines, from the Tourist Information or from the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station. One day ticket is also sold by the drivers. www.hsl.fi/EN/ticketsandfares/singleticketsanddaytickets

Regional tickets allow the holder to travel freely in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. Regional tickets and regional tourist tickets can be purchased eg. from ticket machines.

Some Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) buses and trams offer free wireless internet access. Look for the WLAN sticker on the front window or door of participating buses and trams.

Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transportation within the city. www.helsinkiexpert.com/helsinki_card

Helsinki Region Transport www.hsl.fi/EN
Journey Planner: Find the quickest route from A to B http://aikataulut.hsl.fi/reittiopas/en/

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Tourist Information

Helsinki Tourist Information
Helsinki railway station, Kaivokatu 1 (VR ticket office)
Tel: +358 9 3101 3300 (Mon-Sat 9-15:30)
helsinki.touristinfo@hel.fi
www.myhelsinki.fi
Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat-Sun and during public holidays 10-17, and during summer season, 3.6.-15.9., Mon-Fri 9-19 and Sat-Sun 10-17.


Helsinki Region Tourist Information
Helsinki Airport, Terminal 2, Arrival Hall 2
helsinki.airportinfo@hel.fi
1.10.-30.4. Mon-Sat 10-18 and Sun 12-18, 2.5.-30.9. Mon-Sun 10-20.

During the summer season from June until the end of August, Helsinki Helpers patrol the inner city and cruise harbours, providing tips on interesting sights, events, restaurants, shopping venues and various travel services.

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Telephone

Country code: + 358
Area code: (0)9

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Free WiFi in Helsinki

The city of Helsinki offers a free WLAN-service for residents and travelers alike. No passwords or registration required. Just look for "Helsinki City Open WLAN" from the available networks.

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Taxi

Taxis are easy to hail in the city centre except during the busiest periods. Taxi stands are conveniently located throughout the centre.

Taksi-Helsinki
www.taksihelsinki.fi/en

Airport Taxi Yellow Line
https://airporttaxi.fi/en/

Lähitaksi
www.lahitaksi.fi/en

Kovanen
https://www.kovanen.com/en/

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Pharmacy

24-hour service:
Yliopiston Apteekki
Address: Mannerheimintie 96

Other pharmacies in the city centre:
Yliopiston Apteekki, Mannerheimintie 5, open daily 7am-12midnight
Apteekki Bulevardia, Bulevardi 13, open Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm

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Electricity

220 V

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Flow Festival takes place in August in Helsinki. (c) Jussi Hellsten/Visit Helsinki

Events

Helsinki is a lively and dynamic city with a fantastic selection of over 3,000 events held each year. The streets, parks and boutiques of Finland’s capital are filled with lively events throughout the frosty winter, the fresh spring, the easygoing summer and the cosy autumn – all the way through to the next New Year. Find out what’s on – something is sure to be happening in Helsinki all through the year!

Otso Kaijaluoto

Helsinki Design Week

Elämys Group

Elämys Group

Jussi Hellsten

Helsinki Christmas Market

Matkamessut

Matka Nordic Travel Fair

Valtteri Hirvonen

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland

Flow Festival

Sasa Tkaican / Helsingin Juhlaviikot

Helsinki Festival

Mari Mur / HIFF

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy

Kimmo Brandt / Visit Helsingin Materiaalipankki

Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair

Lauri Rotko / Visit Helsingin Materiaalipankki

Lux Helsinki

Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki365

May Day Celebration

Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki365

12.6. Helsinki Day

Miikka Pirinen

Seurasaari Midsummer Celebration

Jesse Kämäräinen / Tuska

TUSKA festival

Helsinki Cup Ltd.