Welcome to Helsinki!

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Discover HELSINKI

Helsinki Christmas Market 2018

Helsinki Christmas Market 2018

The Helsinki Christmas market at Senate Square is a seasonal favourite and has the distinction of being the oldest and largest annual Christmas market in Helsinki.
Welcome to Helsinki - by Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori

Welcome to Helsinki - by Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori

Dear reader,

You’ve made an excellent decision in coming to Helsinki!

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Linnanmäki amusement park offers visitors to Helsinki a family-oriented fun-filled day out.  Located in the Alppila quarter of Helsinki, the park was built in 1950 and is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Architecture

Explore architectural showpieces 

Explore architectural showpieces 

Suomenlinna bastion walls in fall. Photo: ARTTU KOKKONEN / SUOMENLINNA GOVERNING BODY Heading back from Seurasaari, you pass close to several oth...
The yellow city is born

The yellow city is born

The spacious town plan gives Helsinki a horizontal skyline. Photo: ELISE KULMALA /HELSINKI MARKETING In 1808, Russia invaded Finland. One year la...
Helsinki - A growing city

Helsinki - A growing city

Finland suffered great hardship during the World War II, and the post-war reconstruction effort was not completed until the 1950s.

With the burgeoning growth of the city in the 1950s and 1960s, the focus of new building shifted to the suburbs.


Art

Art treasures of the city - Art takes root

Art treasures of the city - Art takes root

Eero Järnefelt (1863-1937) Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood) 1893 Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum Photo: YEHIA EWEIS / FINNI...
Self-portrait series “100 years of my family history” by Lumi Tuomi - 2 more weeks to visit Generation 2017 -exhibition

Self-portrait series “100 years of my family history” by Lumi Tuomi - 2 more weeks to visit Generation 2017 -exhibition

19 year old Finnish girl Lumi Tuomi wears the clothes from her ancestors in a series of self-portrait photographs titled “100 years of my family history”.

We spoke to Lumi who has recently moved to the Hague in the Netherlands to study at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, and here is her story:


Design

Tomorrow it starts: Helsinki Design Week 2018!

Tomorrow it starts: Helsinki Design Week 2018!

We've just got word from Helsinki Design Week tomorrow starts one the most exciting week for design lovers in Helsinki!
Folklore and magic

Folklore and magic

The past few years have seen the rise of Finnish illustrators.
Ready for Finnish design?

Ready for Finnish design?

A good starting-point to see Finnish design is the Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23), one of the earliest in its field in Europe.

The museum has a collection of Finnish and foreign design, including fashion, industrial design and graphic design.


Gastronomy

Taste Finland

Taste Finland

The Market Square occupies a great site in the South Harbour at the eastern end of the two Esplanades.
Sausages and potatoes

Sausages and potatoes

The summer in Finland starts on 1st June.

Most Finns leave their city apartments for the tranquility of the countryside and their summer cottages, which are usually situated by lakes.

Harvest food

Harvest food

Harvest time in Finland comes in August and September.

People catch Baltic herring and flatfish from the sea, hunters shoot wild ducks and elk, and the forest yields its rich crops of edible mushrooms, lingonberries and cranberries.


Information

Customs and what to do in case of an emergency

Customs and what to do in case of an emergency

Helsinki Police on Segway Photo: Discover Helsinki Customs Usually only random customs checks take place among travellers landing in Finland, part...
Telephone

Telephone

There are several GSM operators in Finland and the range of coverage is approximately the same in the Helsinki area.
Police

Police

To contact the Finnish police (poliisi), phone 112. There is a lost-property office at Pasilanraitio 13 (tel. +358 295 417 912). The central police station is also located at Pasilanraitio 13 (tel. 0295 417 922).

Discover Helsinki

HELSINKI 360° VR

Water Park Serena - the largest year-round water park in the Nordic countries

Water Park Serena - the largest year-round water park in the Nordic countries

The resort also offers cottage accommodation in the close proximity of the water park.

When the water park is open, the cottage price will automatically include water park tickets. In the winter season the customer can also select free ski passes for the entire group instead of water park tickets. 

360° VR - The Three Smiths Statue

360° VR - The Three Smiths Statue

Tip: Meeting someone downtown? This is a good landmark meeting point!     "The Three Smiths Statue is a sculpture by Felix Nylund, situa...