Visit Helsinki - Best of Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and was founded in the year 1550, thee destination has been the Finnish Capital since 1812. The Helsinki metropolitan area includes the urban core of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, and other surrounding commuter towns which are famous for its natural beauty. The magnificent city manages to pull off the neat trick of being a major city that feels like a small town but is actually a metropolitan. There's plenty of history and culture to enjoy and it's a great place to wander about with no fixed agenda too. The destination is the third biggest Nordic city after Stockholm and Oslo.

There are many things that make up this great city some of which includes, the soulful and historically important museums which display a wide variety of ancient artifacts. But there is much more to the city rather than just museums; the destination is also famous for its arts, theatres and music. Visit the destination and witness for yourself the soulful performances and heartwarming arts that the city has to offer. The nightlife is the city is also very exciting as there are lots of pubs and restaurants that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Be it a late night drink or a party, the place will never let you down.

From picturesque natural beauty to scintillating architecture the destination has something in store for every traveller that comes its way. With an amazing food and drinks pallet the place is sure to win your heart. There are several neoclassical buildings in Helsinki which make this destination a must go for travellers as some of the buildings in the region are very old and hold great historic importance. Helsinki also features numerous constructions by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. 

Helsinki Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Helsinki tips for your visit

  • Time Zone- Eastern European Time Zone UTC+02:00
  • Currency- Euro
  • Electricity and Internet- 220 volts, there is high speed internet available in the region
  • Languages- Swedish, Finnis
  • Security-Helsinki Tourist Information+358 9 31013300, Health Centre +358 9 31050599, Fire station+358 9 3101651
  • Off-beaten Path- Sibelius Monument (1 hour).
  • Tipping- tipping is appriciated but not mandatory
  • Tourist Traps- NA
  • Customs- NA

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Helsinki Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Helsinki

  • Save 7% Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour
    Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour10 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Discover Helsinki and Suomenlinna during this 5-hour tour. With a professional guide, visit Helsinki's most famous sites, inc...

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  • Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
    Private Guided Helsinki City Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    This private guided sightseeing tour takes you through the main parts of the city of Helsinki, avoiding crowds and queues. Th...

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  • Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
    Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise62 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    See the sights of Helsinki from the water on a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise! Relax inside in the lower saloon or out on deck, ...

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  • Shore Excursion: Best of Helsinki Panoramic Group Tour
    Shore Excursion: Best of Helsinki Panoramic Group Tour15 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Make the most of your Helsinki visit. Enjoy a comprehensive 4hour panoramic driving tour of Helsinki City Center with round t...

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Facts and Stats for Helsinki*

  • Pollution Statistics in Helsinki

    Know the pollution level of Helsinki before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.94 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.14 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.43 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 17.36 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 2.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.3 (Very Low)
  • Helsinki: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Helsinki for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Helsinki.

    • Burglary and Theft 15.4 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.57 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.6 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.64 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.38 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.86 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.11 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.97 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.83 (Low)
  • Living in Helsinki - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Helsinki is 187.08 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.58 (High)
    • Climate Index 62.79 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.44 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.17 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.51 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.13 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.79 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.23 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Helsinki

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Helsinki

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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