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Helsinki, Finland

HELSINKI - DYNAMIC LIFE WITH MARITIME FLAVOR

Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

It is also a perfect place to experience the metropolitan attractions with only few of its drawbacks. Helsinki was one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the European Union up until the early years of the 21st century and has recently become the city chosen for a good living. With everything within walking distances, the city still has a cosmopolitan feeling with something for everyone. The modern city center with great shopping areas, various clubs and bars blends perfectly with natural sceneries and beautiful harbors.

Helsinki is another green capital of Scandinavia - one third of Helsinki consists of parks and other green areas, which ensure the city’s fresh air. The city has a strong maritime flavor - the sea is an essential part of everyday life. It surrounds the city on three sides with almost 100 km of shoreline and around 300 islands. So you can definitely enjoy a relaxing time in the harbor watching the giant ferries dock.

If you visit Helsinki, you will probably end up in Esplanade - the commercial and social heart of the city. You can also take a walk around the Design District and shop for modern Finnish design pieces. Locals say the best of Helsinki lies outside the city! Sailing in the archipelago or relaxing at a cottage by a lake will definitely highlight your trip.

Recommended cultural experiences:
  • Mannerheim Museum
  • Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Ateneum Art Museum
Helsinki is also abundant with religious sights:
  • Kamppi Chapel of Silence
  • Rock Church
  • Uspenski Cathedral
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See it on following tours

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2018

10 + 2 days

6 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER: Simply THE best tour of Scandinavia. Travel by train, ferry, and plane from Denmark on to Norway fjords, Sweden, and enjoy 3 complimentary days in Helsinki!

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

16 days

6 cities

2 countries

Oslo | Bergen | Svolvaer | Kirkenes | Rovaniemi | Helsinki

Discover the majestic north as you make your way from Oslo to Helsinki via the Arctic Circle. Visit Santa Claus in Lapland, go dog sledding, stay at a Snow Hotel and in Glass Igloos.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Rovaniemi

Set off on an amazing Northern Lights journey in Finland. Exceptional guides, carefully planned winter activities, and only the best Aurora Borealis seeking tours is what you can expect from this all-inclusive highly customizable package.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Rovaniemi

Witness the beauty of Finland in winter with our private Northern Lights tour. Visit Santa Claus Village and enjoy all kinds of fun winter activities.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

3 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Turku | Savonlinna

Discover authentic vibe of Finland with our private Finland tour. See the beauty of the Finnish Lakeland and feel the modern vibe of Helsinki with our custom package trip.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Savonlinna

Be charmed by the mesmerizing land of Finland, see Helsinki, Savonlinna and the breathtaking Punkaharju ridge in our 7-day private tour.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

16 days

8 cities

5 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki | Saint Petersburg | Moscow

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions! Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia and finish your journey in the heart of Russia.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

4 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Stockholm | Helsinki

Discover Scandinavia in all its magnificence with our tailor-made Platinum program which combines luxury and 5-star comfort with rich sightseeing. This private tour itinerary will make for your journey of a lifetime.

See it on following tours

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2018

10 + 2 days

6 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER: Simply THE best tour of Scandinavia. Travel by train, ferry, and plane from Denmark on to Norway fjords, Sweden, and enjoy 3 complimentary days in Helsinki!

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

16 days

6 cities

2 countries

Oslo | Bergen | Svolvaer | Kirkenes | Rovaniemi | Helsinki

Discover the majestic north as you make your way from Oslo to Helsinki via the Arctic Circle. Visit Santa Claus in Lapland, go dog sledding, stay at a Snow Hotel and in Glass Igloos.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Rovaniemi

Set off on an amazing Northern Lights journey in Finland. Exceptional guides, carefully planned winter activities, and only the best Aurora Borealis seeking tours is what you can expect from this all-inclusive highly customizable package.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Rovaniemi

Witness the beauty of Finland in winter with our private Northern Lights tour. Visit Santa Claus Village and enjoy all kinds of fun winter activities.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

3 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Turku | Savonlinna

Discover authentic vibe of Finland with our private Finland tour. See the beauty of the Finnish Lakeland and feel the modern vibe of Helsinki with our custom package trip.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Helsinki | Savonlinna

Be charmed by the mesmerizing land of Finland, see Helsinki, Savonlinna and the breathtaking Punkaharju ridge in our 7-day private tour.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

16 days

8 cities

5 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki | Saint Petersburg | Moscow

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions! Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia and finish your journey in the heart of Russia.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

4 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Stockholm | Helsinki

Discover Scandinavia in all its magnificence with our tailor-made Platinum program which combines luxury and 5-star comfort with rich sightseeing. This private tour itinerary will make for your journey of a lifetime.