Helsinki Attractions

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Suomenlinna Fortress

4.5 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

An ideal day or half-day trip from Helsinki is to pack a picnic and take the regular ferry to Suomenlinna Fortress. A great deal of Helsinki's history was ...  Read more

Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

The skyline of Helsinki is dominated by Tuomiokirkko, or the Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral. The green domes, white building and zinc rooftop statues of the ...  Read more

Finlandia Hall (Finlandiatalo)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Finlandia Hall (or Finlandiatalo) is Helsinki's concert and congress hall. It is also an architecture masterpiece by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto ...  Read more

Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

The Ateneum Art Museum (or Konstmuseet Ateneum) houses Finnish paintings and sculptures from the 18 century to the 1950s. There's also a small, interesting ...  Read more

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

The Kiasma Museum of Modern Art (or Nykytaiteen Museo) is housed in a curvaceous and quirky chalk-white building. It exhibits a rapidly growing collection of ...  Read more

National Museum of Finland (Suomen Kansallismuseo)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

The impressive National Museum of Finland (or Suomen Kansallismuseo) looks a bit like a Gothic church with its stonework and tower. Built in 1916 and ...  Read more

Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Sederholm House (or Sederholmin Talo) dates from 1757 and was the house of Helsinki's then-richest merchant, Johan Sederholm. A two-story stone building with ...  Read more

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Not far from the center of Helsinki, Seurasaari Island is an open-air museum of the Finnish traditional way of life. It has 87 buildings, 18th and 19th ...  Read more

Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

The Church in the Rock (or Temppeliaukio Church) designed in 1969, remains a foremost Helsinki attraction. Hewn into solid rock in the middle of an ordinary ...  Read more

Helsinki Cruise Port

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Once just a small fishing port, Helsinki has been the capital of Finland since 1812 and played host to the Olympic Games in 1952. Today, the port welcomes over ...  Read more

Museum of Finnish Architecture

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Helsinki’s Museum of Finnish Architecture dedicates three stories to design, with a special focus on Finnish architecture from 1900-1970 in its permanent ...  Read more

Senate Square (Senaatintori)

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

One of Helsinki’s main tourist attractions, Senate Square (Senaatintori) is the beating heart of the Finnish capital. Designed by renowned German architect ...  Read more

Submarine Vesikko

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

What is a German type-II U-boat doing as a museum on the shores of Helsinki’s Suomenlinna Sea Fortress? Here’s the story. Built by the Dutch in 1931, Vesikko ...  Read more

Café Ursula

Founded in 1952, Kaivopuisto Park’s Café Ursula quickly grew from tiny kiosk to bustling cafe by the Baltic Sea. A summertime favorite among Helsinki ...  Read more

Helsinki Music Centre (Musiikkitalo)

Home to both the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsinki Music Centre (Musiikkitalo) is the Finnish capital’s ...  Read more

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