Unmissable tourist sites
Helsinki Travel guide
Helsinki : Michelin's recommendations
Of fairly recent origin (Helsinki’s current site was settled in 1640), and capital since only 1812, this "daughter" of the Baltic Sea that surrounds it is a city of contrasts. It is calm yet bustling, urban but wafted by sea breezes and woodland scents, and architecturally both classic and contemporary. With its half a million inhabitants, the capital of this small country has established a name for itself in diplomatic circles, as well as in the world of tasteful, decorative arts.
Tourist attractions Helsinki : Things to see and do
Senaatintori FIN - 00100 Helsinki
Work of town planner Ehrenström and architect Carl Ludvig Engel , Senate Square comprises a collection of monumental buildings typifying the aristocratic elegance of neo-Classicism. The senate building was completed in 1820, the university in 1832..
Mannerheiminaukio 2 FIN - 00100 Helsinki
Right in the heart of the city, between the Station, with its refined lines of Finnish Art nouveau, and the functionalist Parliament building, Kiasma, inaugurated in 1998, is the work of Steven Holl. The exterior combines metals (copper, zinc, titani..
Yrjönkatu 27 FIN - 00100 Helsinki
This was the home of the parliamentarian, publisher and patron Amos Anderson , built in 1912-13, by the architects Palmqvist and Sjöström, and left by Anderson to the state. Today, it displays his collection of Scandinavian work from the 19 and part..
Yrjönkatu 26 FIN - 00100 Helsinki
This grand 1920s hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of Helsinki Central Station and the Esplanadi shopping streets. It offers free Wi-Fi, a popular breakfast buffet and a rooftop bar with panoramic city views. Solo Sokos Hotel Torni’s modern, soundproo..
Kaivokatu 12 FIN - 00100 Helsinki
Located directly opposite Helsinki Central Station, Hotel Seurahuone’s elegant Art Nouveau building dates back to 1913. It offers charming interiors and modern rooms with LCD TVs and tea/coffee makers. At Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki, guests can choose..
Yrjönkatu 30 FIN - 00110 Helsinki
Prix Prices from : 80 €
Situated directly across from Forum Shopping Centre is this central Helsinki hotel. It provides basic, yet functional accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Helsinki Central Station is 7 minutes’ walk away. A flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave and tea/coffee..
Leisure activities Helsinki
Prices from : 29 €
The sightseeing tour shows the most interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. There are two stops in the tour: one at the Sibeliu..
Prices from : 170 €
The English-speaking guide will take you on a tour around the most important sights of the city and also outside medieval Tallinn - such as the Song Festival grounds and the 18th century Kadriorg park and palace. Walk through the Old Town area. Si..
Unlock the culture and character of Finland's capital city. The Helsinki Card brings this buzzing, cosmopolitan city to your fingertips, offering unlimited transportation, great discounts, a free city tour and free entry to over 50 museums and attrac..
Kaivokatu 12 FIN - 00100 Helsinki
Ainonkatu 3 FIN - 00100 Helsingfors
The Kunsthalle exhibition venue also plays host to this stylish, modern restaurant, decorated in hues of red, black and grey. Black wood tables and chairs are separated by transparent curtains. Zesty, harmonious, vibrant dishes take their influence f..
Yrjönkatu 26 FIN - 00100 Helsingfors / Helsinki
Kalevankatu 17 FIN - 00100 Helsingfors
Fashionable spot known as much for its cocktails as for its food. Minimalist in style, with all white decoration in the dining room and all black in the bar. Understated, modern menu, with cocktails to match each dish.
Bulevardi 2 FIN - 00120 Helsinki
Elielinaukio 5 FIN - 00100 Helsingfors / Helsinki