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Transport Yourself to Helsinki

Tourists can’t help but fall in love with Finland. Helsinki is a capital city which delivers fun and excitement. It is the perfect place to be inspired to fall in love or to find yourself.

Are you in the mood to book a vacation to Finland? Expedia.com has the tools and tips to help you plot a life-changing trip. Come lose your heart in Helsinki.

A Happy Helsinki Vacation

There are plenty of attractions in Helsinki to fill an entire vacation. Local people refer to the city by its nickname of “Stadi” as part of the local slang. However

you don’t have to be familiar with the city's slang in order to discover the top things to do in Helsinki. The city is considered very friendly to tourists.

A Taste of Old and New in the Finnish Capital

The best starting point for Helsinki tours is the National Museum of Finland. Visitors can acquaint themselves with the rich history and culture of the country as they stroll through the vast corridors of this enchanting museum. The museum features archeological treasures and modern historical finds.

A visit to Helsinki Cathedral is one of the best Helsinki activities. This stunning architectural masterpiece is a Lutheran church built in 1852. Large crowds gather in and around the cathedral on a daily basis. This is a great choice if you like places where you can mingle with the natives.

A visit to Parliament is one of the top Helsinki excursions a tourist can embark on. This is the building where Finland's finest gather to uphold the law of the land. The building is open to the public for both guided tours and solitary visits.

The great city of Helsinki hosted the Olympic Games in 1952 and this destination is a must-visit location on your map. The Olympic Stadium continues to awe audiences all these decades later. One of the most beloved activities to partake in during Helsinki tours is a ride in Stadium Tower. Stadium Tower transports visitors seventy two meters high in the air to capture breathtaking views of the city.

Helsinki Awaits Your Arrival

Helsinki is a city you simply must see in order to fully understand the organic beauty and charm the Finnish lifestyle holds. There are so many spots within the city where tourists can become immersed in the hypnotic beauty of Finnish life. Expedia.com is your helping hand in getting to Helsinki.

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Helsinki City Centre

Noted for its museums and live music, there's plenty to explore in Helsinki City Centre. Top attractions like Helsinki Cathedral and Stockmann are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Vironkatu Station or Hallituskatu Station to see more of the city.

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Pasila

Pasila is known as a public transport hub and a great place to start a trip to Helsinki. Many of the capital's most popular destinations are nearby.

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Kamppi

The city’s bustling central district hosts an inspiring collection of fantastic galleries, remarkable buildings and a landmark department store offering eight floors of Finnish style.

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Katajanokka

Survey the art nouveau architecture from the early 20th century from the vantage point of a sky wheel in this district located on a little island.

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Kluuvi

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Kluuvi. If sightseeing is on the list, Stockmann is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Rautatientori Station or Kaisaniemi Station to see more of the area.

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Etelainen District

Consider a visit to Helsinki West Terminal and take some time to enjoy the interesting museums during your time in Etelainen District. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Peramiehenkatu Station or Telakkakatu Station.

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