24 Irresistible Things to do in Helsinki

The Finnish capital makes for a great city break destination, or the perfect base to begin a trip to Finland, as there are some great things to do in Helsinki.

Being located along the coast, Helsinki offers plenty of outdoor opportunities too, from long walks along the seafront to offshore excursions to nearby islands and open-air museums.


Offers great views overlooking the sea and the cityscape. Filled with paved walkways along with tall looming trees, making the walk up even more scenic.

Observatoriebergets Park

The most important Plaza in the city, and it’s home to an array of tourist attractions and restaurants, making this one of the best things to do in Helsinki.

Senate Square

Helsinki Cathedral

An iconic sight to see in the city. The dome rises high above the square, and long steps lead to the grand entranceway.

Uspenski Cathedral

You can not miss this red-bricked green-topped cathedral. Standing atop a hill this largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe is an amazing sight from far away.

The Rock Church

The rock gives the church strangely beautiful acoustics and as well as being a place for religious services is often used as a venue for concerts too.

Tove Janssonin Puisto

This little park is where you can get views of the Uspenski Cathedral with some great nature and cityscape shots all in one.

Your eyes will head up to one of the many chandeliers and sconces that also light up the church ending at a large altarpiece.

St. John’s Church

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