Helsinki Tourism

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. 

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

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

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

    • Air Pollution 9.34 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 14.8 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.56 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 2.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 11.69 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.23 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.2 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Helsinki for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Helsinki.

    • Burglary and Theft 14.81 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.48 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.57 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.94 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.26 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.01 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.85 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.06 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.76 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.84 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Helsinki is 186.26 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.59 (High)
    • Climate Index 62.79 (High)
    • Pollution Index 12.8 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.92 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.14 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.48 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.34 (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.

  • 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 15.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 95.49 USD

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

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