Most sights and attractions are in the city centre and are within walking distance, in addition getting around town by other means is easy. The Senate Square and the Esplanade Park are filled with concerts and other outdoor events and festivals during the summer Mönchs and the South Harbour is the centre of maritime city life. The Finns are friendly people and lots of them speak good English. Helsinki’s relaxed atmosphere makes it easy for visitors to feel welcome.
Take a walk and get a feel for the city
In Helsinki everything is nearby, Helsinki is a pocket-sized metropolis, which is easy to explore on foot. Whether you want to simply stroll around the city or see the sights on a longer jogging route, you can be sure to find the perfect route for your plans.
Are you a design fan? Different walking routes take you through the well-loved Helsinki Design District.
Combine lunch with a great excursion
Enjoy some good local cuisine in one of the many Island Restaurants and get to know the maritime Helsinki. The sea fortress Suomenlinna is for example an ideal location. On the granite cliffs on the southern tip or in the beautiful parks, both are ideal for great picnics. Sightseeing cruises with lunch leave from the market square daily.
Admire Helsinki from the rooftops
Look around in all directions. In some places in Helsinki it is possible to have great views across the city rooftops and down to the sea. Up here you can relax and enjoy a nice drink. Visit for example the Olympic Stadium Tower, Finnair Sky Wheel, Hotel Torni’s Ateljee Bar and the rooftop of Verkkokauppa.com.