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Helsinki

With a great range of tourist highlights, Helsinki is appropriate for both short and longer visits.

Travelers to this area of Southern Finland share space with roughly 550,000 residents.

Serena Water Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park are wonderful places to spend some time with your children. If you're looking for even more family fun, continue on to the Maxim Finnkino Cinema and the Kinopalatsi Finnkino Cinema.

Take snapshots, enjoy the presentations and learn all about the animals and plants at the Helsinki Zoo. Be sure to ask the staff about zookeeper presentations and where to find the zoo's rarer inhabitants.

Feeling lucky? Challenge the blackjack dealer or just enjoy the bright lights at the Grand Casino Helsinki.

Spend a day wandering around Winter Garden and the Kaisaniemen Kasvitieteellinen Puutarha if you would like to learn more about the flora of the region.

Take some time off from the stresses of travel at one of the area's beautiful parks and gardens. Flip through a magazine or just have a nap on the grass at Meilahden Arboretum and Sibelisu Park. Kaivopuisto Park is also favored by travelers.

If you'd appreciate a little bit of relaxation time, take a rejuvenating stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the fresh, salty air at Hietaniemi Beach.

There's nothing like a day out in nature to recharge your batteries. When you feel the urge to escape the city streets, make your way over to Nuuksio National Park.

Spend a day or two exploring some of the favored exhibition spaces nearby. The Military Museum of Finland and the Finnish Aviation Museum offer a range of collections that are bound to spark your curiosity. The Submarine Vesikko and the Museum of Finnish Architecture are also worth a visit.

View intriguing artifacts and learn about scientific discoveries at the Heureka Finnish Science Centre.

The preserved specimens at the Natural History Museum of Helsinki aren't just a lot of fun to look at. They also play a vital role in our understanding of the natural world.

Helsinki is a hub of artistic activity, with gallery spaces all over. Pop in to the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and the Ateneum Art Museum for some great examples of what this creative city has to offer. Afterwards, if you still have some energy left in the tank, finish up your day at the Design Museum and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

Enjoy the interesting artifacts of the National Museum or walk around the exhibits at the Suomenlinna Museum. Both are great options for amateur and serious historians.

Presidential Palace and Seurasaari Open Air Museum are certainly worth paying a visit to, even if history isn't your forte. When it comes to bygone times, there's always more to discover. The University of Helsinki and Parliament Building are two more insightful places to check out.

Wander through the mists of time and understand the military past of Helsinki. Anyone with an interest in history should impressed by the fortifications at Suomenlinna Fortress.

Many travelers enjoy spending the day appreciating Raseborg Castle, a medieval masterpiece that has been standing for centuries.

Learn a little about the region's spiritual side and enjoy the serene atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenski Cathedral. You could also explore St. John's Church and Kallio Church.

After checking out the most famous sights around the area, spend a little time at the Helsinki City Library, the Helsinki Street or the Finnish Museum of Photography.


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GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi

GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi

Kluuvikatu 4, Helsinki
4.4
of 5, from 1,730 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Helsinki City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Esplanadi, Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square. Ateneum Art Museum and Presidential Palace are also within 10 minutes.

£89
Hilton Helsinki Airport

Hilton Helsinki Airport

Lentaejaenkuja 1, Vantaa
4.5
of 5, from 3,751 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Finnish Aviation Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Jumbo Shopping Center and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Heureka Finnish Science Centre and Saimaa Canal are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£44
Omena Hotel Helsinki Lonnrotinkatu

Omena Hotel Helsinki Lonnrotinkatu

Lonnrotinkatu 13, Helsinki
3.5
of 5, from 1,178 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kamppi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Church of Helsinki and Ateneum Art Museum. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Helsinki Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

£81
Hotel Katajanokka

Hotel Katajanokka

Merikasarminkatu 1 A, Helsinki
4.6
of 5, from 585 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Katajanokka, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Allas Sea Pool, Uspenski Cathedral and Presidential Palace. Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

£59
Hotel Arthur

Hotel Arthur

Vuorikatu 19, Helsinki
3.5
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3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Helsinki City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Casino Helsinki and Ateneum Art Museum. Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square are also within 10 minutes.

£77
Scandic Park Helsinki

Scandic Park Helsinki

Mannerheimintie 46-48, Helsinki
4.0
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4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Taka-Toolo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Finnish National Opera, Finlandia Hall and National Museum. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Ateneum Art Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£163
Hotel Haven

Hotel Haven

Unioninkatu 17, Helsinki
4.7
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Located in Kaartinkaupunki, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kauppatori Market Square, Presidential Palace, and Helsinki Cathedral. Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

£74
Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport

Karhumäentie 5, Vantaa
4.6
of 5, from 190 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Vantaa, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Finnish Aviation Museum, Jumbo Shopping Center and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Saimaa Canal and Keimola Golf are also within 9 miles (15 km).

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