Win two island-hopping tickets to visit the islands of Suomenlinna, Vallisaari and Lonna! We will choose 3 lucky winners – follow us on Instagram @discoverhelsinki to find out how to participate! Click here to go to the contest page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0IYyCFhdBz/ Competition ends on July 23, 2019. Helsinki is surrounded by over 300 islands, several of […]
Getting from Helsinki to Espoo is even easier, now that the new West metro extension has openend. Exploring Helsinki’s neighbouring city makes for a great day out.
Hitting the beach may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are planning a trip to Finland. It might comes as a surprise, therefore, that you can really enjoy the beach life in Helsinki when the summer comes around. There are plenty of beaches that can be enjoyed without having to […]
Christmas markets are a hallmark of European yuletide and this is no exception in Helsinki, where a number of charming markets can be found. The Oldest Christmas Market in Helsinki Of these, the Helsinki Christmas market at the Senate Square is a seasonal favourite. It has the distinction of being the oldest and largest annual […]
Seurasaari island is an easily accessible spot for outdoor relaxation in Helsinki which can be enjoyed in all seasons, winter being no exception. Here you can reconnect with nature, enjoy the benefits of winter walking or learn more about Finland’s folk history, all at once. Easy Access Although the open-air museum is closed in the winter, Seurasaari […]
On the seaward horizon from the Market Square, you’ll catch a glimpse of the church tower that doubles as a lighthouse on the island fortress of Suomenlinna, and it is also from the Market Square that the passenger ferries depart for the fortress. Suomenlinna is Helsinki’s top tourist attraction and worth a visit at any time […]