Visit Helsinki for few hours
You plan to visit Helsinki, the capital city of Finland and vibrant seaside city. Or you plan to cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia visa free. Maybe you and your kids dream to enjoy winter break in Finnish Lapland. Or you want to visit the best preserved medieval city Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Whether you go, you have only a few hours to catch the nordic beauty of Helsinki.
Sights and Attractions in Helsinki:
So, here are a few tips how to spend your pleasure and valuable time in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Good news, Helsinki is a very compact city, only 630,000 people, where most sights and attractions are within walking distance. However, the city has a convenient public transportation.
The center of Helsinki is formed by a unique and cohesive Senate Square, example of Neoclassical architecture of 18 and 19 centuries. Senate square is dominated by four most famous and photographed buildings:
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Government Palace
- University of Helsinki (the main building)
- National Library of Finland
SkyWheel Helsinki is the most important and modern tourist attraction in Helsinki. It provides a 360° view of the city. So many famous landmarks of the city are clear visible.
You can visit the amazing Temppeliaukio Church, also known as Rock Church, or take a peek in the city’s Natural History Museum which houses some spectacular exhibits, or shop in the city’s open markets and designer boutiques.
Eating in Helsinki:
Also eating out in Helsinki is a very pleasurable and romantic experience. The Finnish cuisine is famous for absolutely simplicity, hight quality and organic ingredients. You may enjoy traditional Finnish food in these recommended restaurants where you can taste mushrooms, barley and Scandinavian lax:
- Kamp, Pohjoisesplanadi, 29, 00100 Helsinki
- Sunn, Senate Square, Aleksanternkatu 26, 00170 Helsinki
- Kappeli, Estelaesplandi1, 00130 Helsinki
- Lappi, Annankutu 22, 00100 Helsinki
Shopping Centers and Department Stores in Helsinki:
You can visit the Stockmann Department Store to buy some Finnish souvenirs or present to have pleasant memories of this trip. Shopping Center Forum is the oldest shopping centre for fashion, eating in famous restaurant and leisure. Sokos Department Store offers international and local brands of the latest trends for all generations.
You can see our Nordic Cruises from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free:
- Baltic Cruise Helsinki-St. Petersburg – 3 day tour
- Baltic Cruise Helsinki-St Petersburg, Russia Visa Free– 5 day tour