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. Parking space is limited at the park, so it is best to use public transportation to get there. Both trams and buses […]
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.
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 […]
If you’re in Helsinki for more than a few days, you can take advantage of the closeness to our neighbour Estonia by planning a day cruise to Tallinn. Located south of Helsinki across the Baltic Sea, it is a great way to spend a day, either exploring the picturesque medieval old town in Tallinn or […]
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 […]
Choice abounds when it comes to sightseeing in and around Helsinki. Here we will highlight some of the different ways you can explore the city and nearby locations. To start with, there is the ever-popular Hop-on hop-off tour. There are several companies arranging Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours in Helsinki. Most of the buses have a […]
Parking in Helsinki can be somewhat challenging for visitors. In this article, I will explain how the parking fee system works, as well as the best spots where you can find a place to park your vehicle, including how to find free parking in Helsinki. Parking Zones Parking fees in Helsinki are based on zones. There […]