Helsinki Travel Guide

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Activities
Sporakoff
When you visit Helsinki be sure to take a ride aboard the Sporakoff (the name loosely translates to beer tram). The entire journey around town takes 45 minutes.
  • Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

Sporakoff

When you visit Helsinki be sure to take a ride aboard the Sporakoff (the name loosely translates to beer tram). The entire journey around town takes 45 minutes.
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Senate Square
Built in the 19th century, Senate Square is the heart of the city. You'll find the Lutheran Helsinki Cathedral as well as the government building, the Council of the State.
  • 33 Fabianinkatu
  • Helsinki, 100 Finland

Senate Square

Built in the 19th century, Senate Square is the heart of the city. You'll find the Lutheran Helsinki Cathedral as well as the government building, the Council of the State.
33 Fabianinkatu Helsinki, Finland
The Sauna
In Finland, the sauna is an active social experience. Swimming suits are actually prohibited. It is a very popular pastime. After cleansing all those toxins, the traditional way to end the sauna experience is with a beer and a sausage.

The Sauna

In Finland, the sauna is an active social experience. Swimming suits are actually prohibited. It is a very popular pastime. After cleansing all those toxins, the traditional way to end the sauna experience is with a beer and a sausage.
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The Esplanade
The Esplanade is Helsinki's most picturesque boulevard and a very popular destination for out-of-town visitors. Finnish design institutions Iittala, Marimekko and Artek all have shops along the Esplanade.
  • Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finkland
  • Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

The Esplanade

The Esplanade is Helsinki's most picturesque boulevard and a very popular destination for out-of-town visitors. Finnish design institutions Iittala, Marimekko and Artek all have shops along the Esplanade.
Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finkland Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
The Arabia Factory Shop
You can drop a lot of cash in Iittala, the upscale design store, unless you know where the discount factory shop is. Get on the No. 6 tram at the Esplanade, and you'll be at the impressive Arabia factory shop in 6 minutes.
  • Hämeentie 135, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
  • Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

The Arabia Factory Shop

You can drop a lot of cash in Iittala, the upscale design store, unless you know where the discount factory shop is. Get on the No. 6 tram at the Esplanade, and you'll be at the impressive Arabia factory shop in 6 minutes.
Hämeentie 135, 00560 Helsinki, Finland Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
The Covered Market
The covered market has stood on the banks of the city's South Harbor since the 1800s.

The Covered Market

The covered market has stood on the banks of the city's South Harbor since the 1800s.
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Hotels
Klaus K Hotel
The Klaus K Hotel is within walking distance of more than 800 restaurants. It's also an incredibly stylish boutique hotel where the elements of its decor are inspired by an old Finnish myth called Kalevala.
  • 2 Bulevardi
  • Helsinki, 120 Finland

Klaus K Hotel

The Klaus K Hotel is within walking distance of more than 800 restaurants. It's also an incredibly stylish boutique hotel where the elements of its decor are inspired by an old Finnish myth called Kalevala.
2 Bulevardi Helsinki, Finland
Phone: 358 (0) 20 770 4700

Restaurants & Bars
Saslik
Helsinki boasts many Russian restaurants. Of these, Saslik is the best with menu items that include Baltic herring and bear wrapped in bacon with an assortment of berries.
  • 12 Neitsytpolku
  • Helsinki, Uusimaa 140 Finland

Saslik

Helsinki boasts many Russian restaurants. Of these, Saslik is the best with menu items that include Baltic herring and bear wrapped in bacon with an assortment of berries.
12 Neitsytpolku Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Eat&Joy Festival
The annual Eat&Joy Festival was started to promote Helsinki's ever-changing restaurant world. The multiday food and media event brings together good food, wine, people and the arts.

Eat&Joy Festival

The annual Eat&Joy Festival was started to promote Helsinki's ever-changing restaurant world. The multiday food and media event brings together good food, wine, people and the arts.
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Zetor
The Zetor Bar and Restaurant, described as a tractor bar, is decked out in farm machinery. Bands often perform here.
  • 3 Mannerheimintie
  • Helsinki, Uusimaa 100 Finland

Zetor

The Zetor Bar and Restaurant, described as a tractor bar, is decked out in farm machinery. Bands often perform here.
3 Mannerheimintie Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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