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9 Top Things To Do in Helsinki, Finland

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    Jonathan Chum


A visit to Helsinki will show you a city full of culture and history. It has a very interesting mix of people who live here and this gives it a unique vibe. Here are some things you should do in Helsinki if you enjoy sightseeing:


If you're looking to have a good time while in Helsinki, then Kallio is the place to go. Kallio has a very strong community spirit and a large number of bars, clubs, and restaurants. It's also popular with students and young professionals who live in the area.

The Kallio district is also home to several historical buildings and monuments, which can be found throughout the neighborhood. The area is located near the city center and has excellent public transport links. If you're looking for some great views of Helsinki, then consider taking a walk along Kallio Beach Park.

This is a popular place for locals to go swimming and sunbathing, as well as for tourists who want to enjoy some time spent on the beach. In addition, Kallio has several museums that can be visited by anyone interested in learning more about Finnish culture.

Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo

Helsinki City Museum is located on the picturesque Katajanokka island in the heart of Helsinki.

The museum is housed in an old customs house built in 1884. The stone building has a beautiful façade and baroque interior, which you can admire from one of its many galleries. The permanent exhibition covers 250 years of Helsinki's history, with particular emphasis on structures such as the Old Town Hall and Sederholm House (the oldest wooden-framed building on mainland Finland).

Exhibits include artworks by Finnish artists like Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Hugo Simberg, and Tyko Sallinen; historical costumes; medieval coins; archaeological artifacts from prehistoric times up until today; model ships and other maritime items such as life jackets used by fishermen around Finland; photographs depicting city life throughout different periods in history (such as street scenes showing how people dressed); films about various aspects of life in Helsinki---including transportation methods over time---as well as outdoor activities such as cross country skiing

Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral

Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral are two of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Senate Square is one of the most popular squares because of its location, right in front of the Parliament House and National Bank buildings. You can find many restaurants there as well.

Helsinki Cathedral is an amazing church that you should visit if you have time. Built between 1830 and 1852, it was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel (the same architect who designed Helsinki University). The interior is stunning with marble walls, columns, and flooring made from Italian Carrara marble while a golden dome crowns it all off beautifully!

If you want to see another interesting church then don't miss out on Temppeliaukio Church which means "rocky ground". This rock has been turned into a church by throwing a dome over top; however, its interior has remained unchanged since being built in 1969 due to its natural acoustic qualities making it perfect for concerts or services alike!

Temppeliaukio Church

You'll find the Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki's Töölö district. The church itself was built in 1969, but its famous acoustics is an underground phenomenon. It's built into solid rock and acts as a giant resonating chamber that amplifies the sound of anyone singing within it.

The church has become one of Finland's most popular tourist attractions, especially among musicians who want to experience its amazing acoustics without setting foot inside. If you do decide to go inside (and why not?), be sure to check out the golden angel statue near where worshippers receive communion during Sunday services.

The Market Square and Uspenski Cathedral

If you're looking for a place to get married in Finland, or if you just want to see a beautiful cathedral that was built in the 18th century, then look no further than the Uspenski Cathedral. This is the largest church in Finland and has been open for public viewing since 1833. It's also home to two museums: one showcasing religious artifacts from all over the world, and another featuring painting by Finnish artists throughout history.

Suomenlinna Fortress

Suomenlinna Fortress is a sea fortress built on six islands and one peninsula in Helsinki, Finland. It was built by Russia in the 18th century. The fortress is the largest sea fortress in the world.

It's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and host to many museums, restaurants, cafés, and shops.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium is the largest in Finland and was built in 1982. It is located in the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki, which is also where you'll find other interesting landmarks like the National Museum of Finland and Töölönlahti Bay Park. The stadium has a capacity of 50,000 people and its primary tenant is HJK Helsinki football club, though it also hosts concerts and other events throughout the year.

Rock Church

Rock Church is a church in Helsinki, Finland. It was built in 1969 and is located in the district of Kallio. The church belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and can hold about 1,200 people at once.


Helsinki is a beautiful and exciting city to visit. It has many things to do and see, from museums to churches. You can also go on a boat trip or just sit back and relax at your hotel's spa.