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What Cruise Travelers Can Do in Helsinki, Finland | Nordic Cruises | Your Northern Tour Operator

What Cruise Travelers Can Do in Helsinki, Finland

11 Jan
Visit Helsinki, Finland

Travelers in Helsinki, Finland

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.

Visit Helsinki, Finland

City of Helsinki, Finland

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.

Visit Helsinki, Finland

Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland

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:

Street of Helsinki, Finland

Street of Helsinki, Finland

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.

Port of Helsinki, Finland

Port of Helsinki, Finland

You can see our Nordic Cruises from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free:

Port of Helsinki, Finland

Port of Helsinki, Finland