12 THINGS TO DO IN HELSINKI | Guide to Finland's Capital
Heading back to Finland - and specifically Helsinki - was our greatest surprise this summer. As the capital city, it has the attractions any big city offers, yet it somehow retains plenty of small town charm. One of the main reasons is that you're never far from nature. Hop on a bicycle or kayak and you within a few kilometers you'll feel as though you're all alone at one with nature.
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We've created this travel guide highlighting all of the top things to do in Finland with a specific emphasis on the city of Helsinki. From Finnish culture to Finnish Food an from Finnish Cuisine to other tourism fun related activities you'll find both the best attractions some of the more off-the-beaten-path quirky things to consider doing on your next vacation.
1) Street Performers and Street Performances
2) Helsinki Cathedral
3) Salmiakki Kiosk (Finnish Black Salty Licorice)
4) Dinner in the Sky
5) Market Square to shop for Finnish souvenirs and eat salmon
6) Design district
7) Carpet washing docks
8) Chapel of Silence
9) Rock Church
10) Bicycle City Tour
11) Kayaking at midnight
12) Boat tour of the islands
With its long days and short nights, summertime is a great time to be in Helsinki. This was our second visit to the Finnish capital, and we were excited as ever to experience it for a couple of days. With summer in full swing, we enjoyed dinners al fresco, boat trips to nearby islands, and lots of walking around town. Here's a look at how we spent our time in Helsinki:
This is a city that comes alive during the summer months, and it was great enjoying all the events taking place in the city as well as relaxing outdoors. We loved revisiting Helsinki and we discovered so many new places that we had completely skipped over the first time around.
Have you been to Helsinki? Let us know about your experiences in the comments below.
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Nimikkeen takaisin Suomessa - ja erityisesti Helsinki - oli meidän suurin yllätys tänä kesänä. Kuten pääkaupunki, se on lähellä tahansa suurkaupungissa tarjoaa, mutta se jotenkin säilyttää runsaasti pikkukaupungin charmia. Yksi tärkeimmistä syistä on se, että et ole koskaan kaukana luonnosta. Hypätä polkupyörän tai kajakin ja olet muutaman kilometrin sinusta tuntuu ikään kuin olet yksin yhtä luonnon kanssa.
Olemme luoneet tämän matkaoppaan esiin kaikki Top Tekemistä Suomi, korostetaan erityisesti Helsingin kaupungin. Alkaen Suomen kulttuurista Suomen Elintarviketyöläisten alkaen suomalaisia ruokia muihin matkailuun hauskoja liittyvien toimien löydät sekä parhaat nähtävyydet jotkut enemmän off-the-pahoinpideltiin-polku omituinen asioita harkita tekee teidän seuraava loma.
1) katutaiteilijoita ja katuesiintymiset
2) Helsingin tuomiokirkko
3) Salmiakki Kioski (Suomen Musta Salty Lakritsi)
4) Dinner in the Sky
5) Kauppatori ostaa Suomen matkamuistoja ja syödä lohta
6) Design District
7) Matto pesu telakat
8) Hiljaisuuden kappeli
9) Temppeliaukion kirkko
10) Polkupyörä City Tour
11) Melonta keskiyöllä
12) Risteilyt saarten
Sen pitkä päivä ja lyhyitä öitä, kesällä on hyvä aika olla Helsingissä. Tämä oli meidän toinen vierailu Suomen pääkaupunki, ja olimme innoissamme kuin koskaan kokea sitä pari päivää. Kesän täydessä vauhdissa, nautimme illallista ulkosalla, veneretkiä lähisaarille, ja paljon kävelyä ympäri kaupunkia. Tässä tarkastellaan, miten vietimme aikaa Helsingissä:
Tämä on kaupunki, joka herää eloon kesäisin, ja se oli mahtavaa nauttia kaikista tapahtumista kaupungin sekä rentouttava ulkona. Rakastimme tarkistamassa Helsingin ja huomasimme niin paljon uusia paikkoja, että olimme täysin ohitetaan ensimmäisellä kerralla.
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Helsinki (Finnish) or Helsingfors (Swedish) is the capital of Finland. Founded in 1550, the Daughter of the Baltic has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St. Petersburg, a role it has played in many Cold War movies. Today, Helsinki pulls off the trick of being something of an international metropolis while still retaining a small-town feel. The best time to visit is in summer, when Finns peel off their overcoats and flock to outdoor bars and cafes to enjoy the sunshine.
Helsinki's current population is about 604,380, but the Greater Helsinki region including the suburbs of the neighboring administrative areas of Espoo and Vantaa has a population of over 1.3 million.
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Esplanadi Park. Located between Market Square (Kauppatori) and the two Esplanadi boulevards, this small but stately park has a commanding position at the heart of the city. In the summer time it is full of people sitting on the lawn, meeting their friends and quite often also having a drink or two. In the summer there are often free concerts given by local artists on the stage close to Kauppatori, facing restaurant Kappeli. If you're walking around with an ice cream or sandwich, do watch out for the aggressive birds.
Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin katedraali). Kanavakatu 1. A classical onion-domed Russian church prominently located near the Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral serves Finland's small Orthodox minority and is the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. The name comes from the Russian uspenie, from the Dormition (death) of the Virgin Mary. The five domes are topped with 22-carat gold, and some of the icons within are held to be miraculous.
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Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. Helsinki is spread across a number of bays and peninsulas and over a number of islands. The inner city area occupies a southern peninsula, which is rarely referred to by its actual name Vironniemi.
The most important places to visit in Helsinki are: Helsinki Cathedral (one of the most iconic landmarks of Helsinki. A neoclassical styled 19th century church, it is a must see for all visitors), Suomenlinna Island (short ferry ride from Helsinki, it has an imposing 19th century fortress. The site is on the UNESCO world heritage list), Uspenski Cathedral (built in 1868, it is Western Europe's largest Orthodox church. Russia's influence is evident in it is red façade), National Museum of Finland (located in a gorgeous building, the museum showcases Finland's history from prehistoric to present times) and many more.
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Finland’s thriving waterfront capital, Helsinki, is situated at the northeastern edge of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Russia.
Start voyaging through Helsinki’s history by taking the ferry from Market Square to Suomenlinna Fortress, the battlements of which have protected the Gulf of Finland for almost 300 years.
Helsinki has an abundance of museums and galleries across the city, including the Helsinki Design Museum, which features a permanent exhibition devoted to the great moments of Finnish design.
Continue your design journey at Temppeliaukio Church, a favorite with touring musicians. Helsinki is home to many structures dedicated to theatrical and musical productions. Two of the most iconic are Finlandia Hall and the Helsinki Music Centre.
Wander through Esplanadi, often referred to as the living room of the city. From here, walk north to Senate Square, which fans out from the fatherly gaze of Emperor Alexander II.
Climb the stairs to the foot of Helsinki Cathedral, a breathtaking whitewashed structure that towers above the rest of the city. Stare up at the twelve apostles, ten-foot-tall zinc statues which stand like wise custodians.
In stark contrast to Helsinki Cathedral is its brooding younger brother, Uspenski Cathedral. Built with dark bricks, the cathedral is powerfully conspicuous as it rises from the surrounding white granite of the Katajanokka district.
Celebrations of education and creativity mean Helsinki is a city designed for life. Its long-held reputation as one of the world’s happiest places lures people from all over the world. And now, it is calling to you.
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