A vibrant city framed with beautiful bays and a plethora of islets, holidays in Helsinki will delight both nature lovers and visitors looking for urban adventures. Since the Finnish capital manages to successfully blend the big city life with a cozy rustic feel, we are positive that a trip to Finland is bound to reward and excite ... Read More
“The trip its self was really fun. The only bad thing was after a 9 hour drive we would have to get back onto the coach for a three hour bus tour. This happened on two days and it's extremely tiriring, most people fell asleep. Using local guides (like for the metro tour and walking tours) was a really great idea because they gave you a real understanding of the culture. There was also a massive age gap between me and 3 girls and the majority of the group so they fact they roomed the younger ones together really helped (I'm not sure if it was by chance or not). Age gaps normally aren't a problem but unfortunatly it was this time.
Our tour guide Biana was really kind, looking out for everyone even when some members of the tour were behaving unhelpfully). She was very insightful and always kept a smile on her face. I would love for her to be my tour guide again.”
Our first sighting of a polar bear was amazing.
Watching the icebreaker ship going through the dense pack ice was awesome.
Standing and spending several hours on the North Pole was a wonderful experience made more special as we reached the North Pole on the day of the summer solstice. We stayed overnight at the Pole on the icebreaker and spent several hours the following day on the north pole.
Once in a life time experience!”
A vibrant city framed with beautiful bays and a plethora of islets, holidays in Helsinki will delight both nature lovers and visitors looking for urban adventures. Since the Finnish capital manages to successfully blend the big city life with a cozy rustic feel, we are positive that a trip to Finland is bound to reward and excite every stripe of holidaymaker.
Northern Europe is known for its penchant for design, and Helsinki’s Design Museum is a venue that perfectly demonstrates these sensibilities. It houses a permanent exhibition that illustrates the influence of local nature and tradition on Finnish design.
Kauppatori, or the Market Square, operates from spring to fall. It is one of the most famous open-air markers in Europe, where you can buy local delicacies, souvenirs and flowers.
Suomenlinna is a gargantuan fortress built by the Swedish in mid-18 th century. It sprawls across six islands which can be reached by ferry that departs from the Market Square. It also houses the Suomenlinna Museum, which is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of the region.
Linnanmäki Amusement Park is a great way to spend a day in Helsinki if you’re looking for a rush of adrenaline. Opened in 1950, this theme park hosts many dizzying rides, as well as shops and restaurants.
If you plan on discovering the city outside of organized tours, you might want to invest in a Helsinki Card. With this card, you will have free access to public transport, but also free admission to many popular tourists sights, including the Suomenlinna Fortress. Moreover, Helsinki Card provides discounts for many shops, cafés and restaurants in the city.
The Finnish capital is infamous for its frigid weather, so if you want to avoid sub-zero temperatures, try to time your visit between the months of May and September.