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Destination in detail

Helsinki is the vibrant harbour side 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.  


60.17° N 24.94° E


1.4 Million


3,697 km²

Time Zone

GMT + 3

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Why choose us


Tailor-made Design

Our expert Adventure Artists have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.


Authentic Experiences

Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.


Responsible Travel

Ensuring that we are looking after our planet is at the top of our priority list. Partnering with key players in conservation such as WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) means that our holidays are always giving back too.

Travel Facts

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

Getting There & Getting around

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.

Top Sights

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!

Let’s plan your holiday

Our experienced and enthusiastic Adventure Artists are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

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