Helsingin tuomiokirkko and Senaatintori © by Ting Chen
If you are busy or have only one day in Helsinki and want to get most out of it, see the ‘top things to do in Helsinki‘ guide. Otherwise keep reading!
Helsinki is the beautiful seaside capital of Finland. It’s the biggest city of Finland with nearly 600 000 people.
Helsinki has a lot to offer to everybody and this travel guide will answer all of your questions and help you find places and things to do you never even thought of!
No matter if you’re interested in shopping, fine restaurants or maybe a pint or two at an Irish pub, Helsinki is the place for you. Helsinki also offers beautiful old buildings and monuments for the ones interested in architecture and plenty of theatres and museums for culture lovers. Families with children should visit the Korkeasaari zoo and Linnanmäki amusement park for a nice Sunday relaxation.
The best time to visit Helsinki is in the summer, from May to August, when the temperature is over 20 °C (68 °F). During winter months from November to March, the temperature can be as low as -20 °C (-4 °F) and the cold breeze from the sea makes it feel much worse! Don’t let the cold weather stop you from visiting Helsinki, though. Take a look at our winter survival guide, and you’re prepared to experience the beautiful snow covered streets!