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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Island
“A Unesco World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna sea fortress is one of the most popular attractions in Finland for a reason. Suomenlinna was shaped by three historic eras when it helped to defend first Sweden, then Russia and ultimately Finland. With its museums, events and restaurants Suomenlinna offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The fortress is easily accessed all year by public transport (HSL) ferry from the Market Square.”
  • 191 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Art Museum
“Kiasma is one of the leading museums of contemporary art in the Nordic region and a part of the Finnish National Gallery. It breaks the boundaries of a traditional art museum. Kiasma is known for major international solo exhibitions, curated thematic exhibitions and collection displays and various co-operation projects and live art program in Kiasma Theatre.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Street Art
“Go to the 8th floor to experience rooftop bar, where you can also have sushi and other Finnish delicacy. Very pretty and Instagram worthy! ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ateneum is Finland’s best-known art museum and the home of Finnish art. The well-loved works in our collection cover the period from the 19th century to Modernism.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Sauna / Steam Room
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“Slightly more expensive than Allas Sea Pool, and does not have the swim-lane to swim lenght, but has two wood-fired saunas (normal and smoke version), as well as area where to sit around the fire place and order food.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You can find almost anything here. Fashion, Groceries, Souvenirs, Restaurants, etc.”
  • 95 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Café
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“This place's atmosphere encapsulates the very essence of Finland in the summer: grilling by open fire, buying pancakes or ice-cream, tasting the "Finnish American Dream" of summer cottage atmosphere - close to the heart of Helsinki”
  • 137 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Very nice amusement park in summer time but also a nice light-show during autumn. Check the website! ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Get the fresh ingredients for your cooking here! Or enjoy lunch made by someone else. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful monument and square for e.g New Year’s fireworks and larger events”
  • 74 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Excellent lunch and brunch and dinners.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Pool
“Sauna, pool & drinks & swim in the sea in the center of the city. Allas is quite populated by tourists, but might still be worth a visit. Don't take much stuff with you, the lockers and dressing rooms are small. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Shopping Mall
“Next to Kamppi with walking distance in the center. Enjoy your time in the mall with the dining place on top and ground floors.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“At Kaivopuisto, close by the sea, you experience majority of the embassy's. This area of Helsinki is worth walking through. Easy access and nice walking distance.”
  • 58 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Church
“The Temppeliaukio church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The interior is excavated and built directly out of solid rock and is bathed in natural light which enters through the skylight surrounding the center copper dome.”
  • 61 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Monument / Landmark
“The world famous composer Jean Sibelius' (1865-1957) monument by Eila Hiltunen is located at the Sibelius park. It was unveiled 7 September 1967. The Sibelius Monument, resembling organ pipes, is made of welded steel with over 600 pipes and with the bust of the composer on one side. The monument is one of Helsinki's most popular statues and one of the most well-known tourist attractions.”
  • 66 locals recommend