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Finland Cities of Finland

The amazing capital city of Helsinki is the perfect place to include as part of your stay in Finland!

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Cities of Finland at a glance

Sitting on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland Helsinki is the perfect place to visit as part of your stay in Finland or wider Scandinavia.

Whilst you’re here why not visit the National Museum which traces Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day.

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Tailor-made Holidays to Finnish Cities

Experiences in Cities of Finland

Experience the sights and sounds of the cities of Finland in one of our great activities.
Enjoy Helsinki and all it has to offer on this guided tour.

Guided Tour of Helsinki

Enjoy Helsinki and all it has to offer on this guided tour.

General Information

Helsinki is the vibrant seaside capital city of Finland and has beautiful islands and lots of green parks. The city boasts a combination of laid-back style and exciting activity with a huge number of top quality restaurants and hotels. It is a compact city and easy to get around on foot. Design, architecture and culture all feature and being able to visit the forest, lakes and the coastline means that there is no shortage of natural exploration too!




1.4 million


185 SQ KM


Finnish and Swedish



Best time to visit

All Year

Destinations in Cities of Finland

© Eetu Ahanen Visit Helsinki


Helsinki is the vibrant harbourside capital of Finland with many bays, inlets and islands that nestle into the coastline of the Baltic sea.

  • The perfect addition to an escape into Finnish Lapland – A city stopover in Helsinki is the perfect cosmopolitan introduction into Finland and offers a wealth of cultural and historical experiences as well as opportunities to witness the beautiful archipelago of islands.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Helsinki is serviced by regular international flights, making it an obvious city stopover for any trip to Finland. Public transport in Helsinki is excellent, with a reliable and efficient metro line, trams, taxis and busses. Getting around by bicycle is also a popular, safe and convenient way to see the city!

Helsinki has a mild climate compared to areas further North in Finland. Summer temperatures often reach around 20℃, while winter temperatures drop to a chilly -6℃. Temperatures as low as -20℃ occur a few times a year, but the snow season is much shorter compared to the North of Finland.

The Kauppatori is Helsinki’s harbour side, and is dotted with market stalls selling local produce. The Lutheran Cathedral and the Uspenski Cathedral are two eye-catching churches, facing each-other high above the city. Helsinki has a number of fascinating museums and art galleries which should be high on the list for any culture lovers!

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