Helsinki is a unique and diverse city, where interesting history meets contemporary Scandinavian style - a city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature.
Helsinki is a compact and lively city that offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. Even if you are staying in Helsinki for a short time you can easily have a quick look at the main attractions.
In just a short time Helsinki has developed into the home of delectable food. "New Nordic Cuisine" has taken over the scene and found a truly receptive audience among the trendy small restaurants that have been established in recent years by up and coming chefs.
Did you know that Finns are the ones who consume most coffee per person in the whole world? Helsinki has a vivid cafe scene and new high quality cafes pop up all the time. There is also an exciting renaissance in craft brewing and distilling around the world and Finns are making a name for themselves with their own local brands.
In Helsinki nature is around wherever you go. The sea is very close by and there are several parks and recreational areas within the city. For ultimate relaxation you should try one of Helsinki’s many saunas. You can find cozy traditional saunas all around Helsinki. Go ahead, step in and enjoy the sauna steam!
Only few hours to spare?
Here are a few tips on how to spend your day in Helsinki when you only have three hours to spare.
Helsinki is a compact city where most sights and attractions are within walking distance and getting around town is easy.