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Helsinki

Visit Helsinki

Introduction

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, is a real hotchpotch of influences and styles. Historical occupations by Russia and Sweden have left their trace on the city, varying the architectural layout. The Neoclassical architecture of the Lutheran Cathedral on Senate Square, contrasting with the Russian style façade of the nearby Upenski Orthodox Church.

Helsinki's buildings also bear witness to this city's title as World Design Capital of 2012. With its own Design District to house the region's growing creative industry, this is a city that showcases its cosmopolitan side - with chic bars and vibrant clubs contributing to the cities buzzing urban scene.

A short boat ride away, among Helsinki's archipelago of islands, the World Heritage Suomelinna Fortress is one of the most visited maritime sites in Helsinki, its defensive position protecting the city under three different sovereignties.

Top itineraries in Helsinki

Visa Free Cruise to Russia

6-day tailor-made journey from £885 pp incl. flights

Travel from Helsinki to St Petersburg by sea without the time-consuming process and expense of applying for a Russian visa. An overnight cruise from the Finnish capital Helsinki arrives in St Petersburg mid morning the following day.

Best of Finnish Lakeland Self-Drive

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,015 pp incl. flights

This nine-day self-drive tour takes in the beautiful lakeland region of Saimaa, on Finland's border with Russia.

Huskies in Lapland Tour

5-day itinerary from £1,115 pp incl. flights

Enjoy the incredible beauty of Finnish Lapland on this five-day winter adventure to Harriniva, deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Belles of the Baltic - Helsinki, Stockholm & Tallinn

5-day itinerary from £545 pp incl. flights

This superb five-day independent tour takes you to three fantastic capitals in just five days. You'll travel from the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to Finland's Helsinki and on to last year's European Capital of Culture, the exciting city of Tallinn in Estonia.

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Top places to stay in Helsinki

Hotel Indigo, Helsinki

Contemporary hotel

Located in one of the city’s most historic and diverse areas Hotel Indigo offers an eclectic accommodation option, featuring spa facilities, a gourmet restaurant and a world of design.

Hotel Fabian, Helsinki

Contemporary hotel

Situated in the heart of Helsinki, Hotel Fabian is built around a lush courtyard, a short walk from the Market Square, gardens of Esplanadi and the famous Museum of Finnish Architecture.

Hotel Haven, Helsinki

Contemporary hotel

Finland’s first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group is a perennial favourite among Helsinki’s growing number of fans.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki

Accommodation

A mix of historic ambience and modern convenience make the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel a great city-centre choice for visitors to the Finnish capital Helsinki. The hotel is located close to the city's main railway station from where shuttle bus service runs directly to the airport and is also within w…

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When to go to Helsinki

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