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Le port d'Helsinki sous les glaces de janvier Ancien pavillon du 19e s. situé sur un îlot face au port Le tramway qui traverse la capitale Le port d'Helsinki sous les glaces de janvier Le port d'Helsinki sous les glaces de janvier
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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.

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Tourist attractions Helsinki : Things to see and do

  • 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, th..

  • Kiasma Modern Art museum Recommended Recommended

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    In the heart of the city, between the Art-Nouveau railway station, Finlandia Hall (Finlandiatalo) with its sleek lines and the Functionalist Parliament building, Kiasma is the work of Steven Holl and was inaugurated in 1998. The exterior is made of a..

  • Built essentially to designs by Eliel Saarinen, one of the creators of the Finnish pavilion at the Paris Universal Exhibition (1900), the station (1909-1916) constitutes a model of "objective architecture". Stone, glass and iron come togeth..

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Hotels Helsinki

  • Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Yrjönkatu 26 FIN - 00100 Helsinki

    Prix Prices from : 77 €

    This grand 1920s hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of Helsinki Central Station and the Esplanadi shopping streets. It offers free WiFi, a popular breakfast buffet and a rooftop bar with panoramic city views. Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki’s modern, s..

  • Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki

    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..

  • Hotel Finn

    Kalevankatu 3 B FIN - 00100 Helsinki

    Directly across the street from Stockmann Department Store, this hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Helsinki Central Station. It offers free Wi-Fi, along with basic and functional rooms with local artist’s works. Cable TV and private bathrooms with a sho..

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Leisure activities Helsinki

  • Prices from : 44 €

    Discover Helsink independently with the Helsinki Card. The card is a handy, economical way to make the most of your visit in Helsinki. It is a transport ticket and entrance ticket all in one and has a number of great value reductions and bonuses atta..


    Choose from 12 languages on this Self-guided Helsinki Audio City Tour. The tour takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical center with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia ..

  • Prices from : 27 €

    While you’re in port in Helsinki, see the city sights aboard a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! Discover top Helsinki attractions on this comprehensive shore excursion, such as Senate Square, Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church), Helsinki Olympic Sta..

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Restaurants Helsinki

  • Luomo Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Katariinankatu 1 FIN - 00170 Helsinski

    Take the lift up to this brightly lit, two-roomed, minimalist restaurant and ask for a window table looking out over the harbour. The skilled chef offers a modern 4 or 6 course Nordic menu which uses local ingredients in boldly flavoured, seasonally ..

  • Chef & Sommelier Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category


    Tiny, simply decorated restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, secreted amongst residential apartment blocks. The open kitchen uses carefully chosen organic and wild ingredients in modern, original Finnish cooking. The passionate chefs deliver dishes ..

  • Torni Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 


  • Demo Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Uudenmaankatu 11 FIN - 00120 Helsinki

    An unassuming-looking restaurant decorated in neutral tones and hung with huge cotton pendant lights. Classically based cooking combines French and Finnish influences to produce robust, satisfying dishes with a subtle modern edge. Choose 4-7 courses;..

  • Olo Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Kasarmikatu 44 FIN - 00130 Helsinki

    Modern, minimalist restaurant within an attractive 19C townhouse on the harbourside. Cooking is exciting and innovative and uses stimulating ingredient combinations with contrasting tastes and textures. Relaxed yet professional service heightens the ..

  • Pure Bistro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Pohjoisesplanadi 9 FIN - 00170 Helsinki

    Appealing, modern bistro set below bigger sister Luomo. It has a light, crisp Nordic design, two summer terraces and views over the harbour. Fresh, local ingredients feature on the concise daily menu; dishes are carefully prepared and nicely balanced..

  • Gaijin Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Bulevardi 6 FIN - 00120 Helsinski

    Sister to Farang and Boulevard Social, with dark, contemporary décor, a buzzing atmosphere and attentive service. Its experienced owners offer boldly flavoured, skilfully presented modern takes on Japanese, Korean and Northern Chinese recipes. The ta..

  • Emo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Kasarmikatu 44 FIN - 00130 Helsinki

    Laid-back restaurant with an adjoining bar and a friendly team. The menu is easy-going too, offering around 10 regularly changing dishes that can be taken either as starters or main courses. Quality ingredients feature in flavoursome, unfussy prepara..

  • Boulevard Social Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Bulevardi 6 FIN - 00120 Helsinki

    Owned by the same people as next door Gaijin, this lively, informal restaurant offers an accessible range of authentic North African, Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean dishes; try the set or tasting menus to experience a cross-section of them all. If..

  • Ask Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Vironkatu 8 FIN - 00170 Helsinki

    It may be hidden away but this welcoming restaurant is well-known. It's a charming place, run by a delightful, experienced couple, who offer modern Nordic cooking crafted almost entirely from organic ingredients. Dishes are light and original, produc..

  • Farang Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Ainonkatu 3 FIN - 00100 Helsinki

    This stylish, modern restaurant is housed in the Kunsthalle art centre. One room is decorated with large photos of Thai scenes; the other is furnished in red, black and grey, with transparent curtains separating black tables. Zesty, harmonious dishes..

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