There’s plenty to do, see, and explore in the Finnish capital. The city is a hotspot for design and architecture, and its aesthetically pleasing, vibrant neighborhoods are a major draw for many visitors. Similarly, architecture lovers will enjoy Helsinki’s clean and minimalist style.
The city’s compact size also makes it navigable and pedestrian-friendly. Many of its main attractions are located within walking distance of each other — but, if your feet aren’t up for the challenge, you can simply hop on one of the city’s many trams.
It’s never been easier to be a tourist in Helsinki. With new websites like www.myhelsinki.fi delivering local recommendations, and hashtags such as #MyHelsinki and #HelsinkiSecret picking up speed, it’s no wonder that the city’s tourism industry is outpacing neighboring capital cities.
Helsinki is the second-northernmost country capital in the world founded in 1550 and has a population of approx. 630.000.