What to do in Helsinki

Travel app

The travel app, Tripsteri, will enable visitors to find top attractions regardless of time and place. Tripsteri App provides the user with an overall view of important places to visit, introducing themed tours and allowing the user to customize tours to suit their individual needs. Free to the user, the app allows the visitor to tour for example tourist attractions and urban development sites, and to virtually visit the cities from any part of the world.

https://www.tripsteriapp.com/helsinki/

Restaurants

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g189934-Helsinki_Uusimaa.html

5 modern Finnish restaurants; https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/eat-and-drink/restaurants/5-modern-finnish-restaurants

Shopping

Helsinki’s main shopping streets are Mannerheimintie, Pohjoisesplanadi, Aleksanterinkatu and Fredrikinkatu. All the big names in Finnish design can be found at the boutiques around Esplanad Park and the Design District, including Artek (Alvar Aalto’s store),
Aarikka (jewellery), Design Forum Finland (cutting-edge furniture and accessory design), Iittala (Arabia ceramics) and Marimekko (fashion).
Fans of Finland’s most famous cartoon characters should visit the Moomin Shops inside the city malls.

easiest and quickest SHOPPING

Should you need to do quick souvenir shopping, visit Stockmann. You’ll find Muumin’s products, Marimekko, Artek, Aarikka etc. from the same place.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPEACIAL

Kallio and  Punavuori are the districts to go.

What are Finns known for – experiences in the finnish way

Music

Listen to Jean Sibelius, Rasmus, Nightwish, Darude, Alma etc.

Sauna, urban experience

Feeling adventurous and want to experience the real and authentic Finnish sauna? https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/see-and-do/activities/8-public-saunas-in-helsinki

 

www.allasseapool.fi

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single ticket 12 € / persons (normally 14 € / person)
single ticket + towel 20 € / person (normally 22,50 € / person).

Allas Sea Pool is a garden-like oasis in the heart of Helsinki with a large pool area and magnificent saunas. In addition to swimming, bathing in the saunas and good food, Allas Sea Pool offers many options for wellness. Spending a perfect day at Allas means relaxing, lingering and enjoying the experience with all of your senses, refreshing both the body and the mind. Nestled in the middle of Helsinki, next to the Market square, here to be enjoyed every day of the year.


 

Löyly

http://www.loylyhelsinki.fi/en/front-page/

Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily.

While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu.

Activities and sightseeing

Töölönlahti Bay

The park around the Töölö Bay begins in the heart of Helsinki and there’s a popular walking path circling the bay. The Winter Garden,
boasting hundreds of plants, is located at the north end of the bay. Wooden villas along the shores are a reminder of Helsinki’s history.
The Töölö Bay is a treasure especially for bird watchers. Töölönlahti park is a new oasis for culture and city events that has been
developed along the southern shoreline.

Seurasaari

The Seurasaari island provides a nice setting for outdoor recreation, sun-worshippers and walkers. The tame ducks, swans and
geese swarming around the bridge welcome everybody. Having crossed the white wooden bridge a visitor can’t help running into the
happy little squirrels of the island. At the Open-Air Museum of Seurasaari the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the
cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland. The Kalevalakehto
Installation (2010) by students from American and Finnish schools of architecture and design is situated on the south bank of the island
and is meant for relaxing and enjoying the silence. At Seurasaari you’ll also find restaurant Seurasaari, Cafe Mieritz, kiosks and
a beach (nude-, except for Wed & Sun). Barbecuing is also possible at the grill by the Festival Ground kiosk.

City bikes

City bikes in Helsinki are a popular and convenient way of getting around the city.

City bikes are shared-use bicycles that can be borrowed for a fee by anyone in central Helsinki, southern Espoo and Leppävaara, residents and visitors alike. In summer 2018, there are 2 550 yellow bikes in 150 locations around Helsinki and 105 bike stations in Espoo. The bikes are available during summer season, until 31 October.

How to use the city bikes:
The easiest way to take advantage of the city bike scheme is to register on the website hsl.fi/en/citybikes.
You can then use your personal cyclist ID or HSL Travel Card and a PIN code for collecting your bike.
Bikes can also be borrowed using a payment card without registration from five bike stations: Kaivopuisto, Unioninkatu, Rautatientori/East, Kiasma and Hakaniemi Metro Station.
You can use the bike up to 30 minutes at a time without any extra charges.
You can return the city bike to any bike station and make sure to get a confirmation that is successfully returned.

For further instructions on how to register and use the city bikes click here.

Suomenlinna

World Heritage Site Suomenlinna is a cultural treasure. Its construction began in the mid-18th century, when Finland was still
part of Sweden. Today, the fortress and its museums, restaurants and events are a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.
Suomenlinna is a popular visitor attraction and also a home of 800 residents. Welcome to Suomenlinna!

kiasma

Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located in Helsinki, Finland. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Gallery. One of the leading
museums of contemporary art in the Nordic region, Kiasma delights and provokes, impresses, surprises and entertains.

The museum showcases and collects art of our time. It seeks to make contemporary art accessible to as large an audience as possible and
thereby to offer people new experiences and new perspectives on life. Kiasma is the perfect place to enjoy and experience art.

The Kiasma building itself is a major architectural landmark. For further information click here.

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