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Sightseeing and landmarks in Helsinki

Art museums

Art Museum
“Kiasma museum of modern art hosts changing exhibitions by different artists. The arcitechture of the museum itself is also definitely worth seeing.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ateneum hosts both permanent and changing exhibitions of classical art by different artists. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An ambitious contemporary art museum well worth checking out. The unfortunate abbreviation makes many think of sandwich topping made of pork's booty, but the only hunger you'll satisfy here is that for aesthetic revelation. Also admire the architecture of the so-called Tennis Palace housing the museum, as well a gigantic multiplex movie theatre. There was, however, never any tennis played here. Instead it was used as a basketball court in the 1952 Olympic Games. But that's another story. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you are into nature and animals the Natural History Museum is just around the corner ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Amos Rex is a museum that was opened in 2018 close to the Kamppi Center. It hosts changing exhibitions.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Kunsthalle Helsinki - Contemporary art and design in a beautiful venue, since 1928. Each year, Kunsthalle Helsinki hosts 5-7 major exhibitions, in addition to special events and a cross-disciplinary programme. The focus of the exhibitions is on contemporary art but the exhibition programme also includes design and architecture. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“Finlands national painter artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela´s former ateljee. Nice restaurant/ cafe next to ateljee. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Maybe a bit far but worth visiting if you have time, private gallery and museum”
  • 7 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“The National Museum’s Vintti exhibition on the third floor teaches visitors about the history of Finland in a fun and interactive way. There is much to marvel at and experience for all age groups!”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest quarters of the city, at the corner of the Senate Square. It is a museum of everyday life, offering new perspectives to the history of the city, heart-warming details and many types of spaces and atmospheres to hang out in.”
  • 13 locals recommend
History Museum
“Kansallismuseo tarjoaa juuri sitä mitä siltä voi odottaakin. Museossa on myös usein vaihtuvia näyttelyitä. / Finnish National Museum is exactly what one may expect. The museum has also several changing expeditions.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Finlands national painter artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela´s former ateljee. Nice restaurant/ cafe next to ateljee. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The charming Villa Hakasalmi is located next to Finlandia Hall near Töölönlahti bay. This elegant building retains a tangible sense of the Empire style era and is one of the few of its kind remaining in Helsinki. The best-known resident of Villa Hakasalmi was Aurora Karamzin (1808-1902), who lived there until her death. Because of this, the building is also referred to as the Karamzin Villa. The villa is today a branch of the Helsinki City Museum with changing exhibitions. An idyllic cafe is located on the courtyard, serving coffee, snacks and a daily changing lunch.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Small museum with changing exhibitions. Free entrance. Closed on Mondays. Website: www.vantaa.fi/leisure/culture/vantaa_city_museum”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“Old powerplant with a small waterfall, a nice area to walk around. There's also a museo of Technology. Some of the oldest houses in Helsinki are around here, this is where it all started.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Beach
“The only sand beach of Helsinki. Great source of inspiration and for photography.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Lammassaari is a recreational island close to Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids. It is a perfect place for nature hikes and bird watching. Accessible duckboards (a path made of wooden planks) begin from Pornaistenniemi. Please notice that there are private cottages in the area and walking in the area should be on marked paths only. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Tervasaaren ulkoilualue. Mukava kävelylenkki. Saaressa on ravintola, leikkipuisto, koirapuisto ja matonpesupaikka. ------- Tervasaari is a park on a small island. Nice for walks. There is a restaurant, playground, dog park and a traditional "mattolaituri" where people use to wash their rugs in the summer.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Highest point of Helsinki. Challenge yourself and walk over 400 steps to the highest point.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Traditional Finnish food and crayfish parties at this island fortress that used to be a cannonball storage.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
Scenic Lookout
“A wooden tower built on the edge of the swampy area of the Finnish Bay where birds nest during summers. Great for watching sunsets. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Island
“Suomenlinna fortress island, UNESCO heritage Take tram to “Kauppatori”, there HSL boats to Suomenlinna (boat return ticket €5, valid 12h) You can easily spend a whole day strolling around the fortress walls, museums, galleries, cafes and restaurants”
  • 198 locals recommend
Island
“A must see fortress island. Take the ferry from Kauppatori, regular buss ticket will do. Take warm clothing, it's always chillier there than on the mainland. This is why it's full on a hot day! ”
  • 24 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Oodi is a venue for events, a house of reading and a diverse urban experience.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Library
“One of the oldest public libraries in Finland. Fine architecture and cozy atmosphere.”
  • 9 locals recommend
College Library
“An exquisite old library of the old school, when libraries were full of books, the buildings were a piece of artwork in themselves...”
  • 5 locals recommend
College Library
“Helsinki University library. Books, peace and architecture. Check the views from the balcony 7th floor! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“And library for all, free books also ovet 20 other languages, also concerts for free and etc”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“Lauttasaari Library - Library = Kirjasto, nice place, computers, newspapers, general information”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Small but central library specialized in music. Some magazines and newpapers. Computers for free use.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends