Tours & Sights
A comprehensive basic tour taking in the most important and interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical centre and the diplomatic quarters, Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. Stops at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, Temppeliaukio Church.
HELSINKI CITY TOUR WITH LUNCH
City The tour as above. Lunch will be served in a traditional and sophisticated restaurant in the city centre.
Season: All year
Duration: 3,5 hours
AUDIO CITY TOUR
The sightseeing tour with sound effects and commentaries in 11 languages: English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Latin and Helsinki dialect. The tour takes in the the most important and interesting parts of Helsinki.
Season: All year (May - September only after 4 pm)
Duration: 1,5 hours
City Walks- HELSINKI'S RUSSIAN PAST
Katajanokka, the former Helsinki of speakeasies, sailors, down-and-outs and smugglers, with a handy prison nearby. Stronghold of the Church, the Army and the Revolution.
The Helsinki of the aristocracy and the burgeoisie in Kruununhaka. University of Helsinki. The Helsinki of poets and fighters for independence. A walk into living Finnish history.
ART NOUVEAU IN HELSINKI
Eira, the sea-front Jugend-style quarter of Helsinki. One of the only parts of Helsinki planned as an entity in the Jugend style of the turn the century.
The Helsinki City Sight Seeing
The Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureauís website provides information on sights, sightseeing tours, events and accommodation. It also includes programme suggestions for families, young people, shoppers, motorists and congress visitors.
Helsinki is the most popular congress city in Finland. It offers congresses a safe and efficient environment, reliable arrangements and high-standard conference facilities within easy reach of the city centre. Helsinki also has excellent connections to other parts of the world.
Helsinkiís most popular congress venue, Finlandia Hall, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2001. It was designed by the internationally renowned architect Alvar Aalto.
Before Finlandia Hall was built, large concerts and congresses were arranged in the universityís Great Hall. During the Second World War the Great Hall was severely damaged by aerial bombing in 1944.
The tropical garden Gardenia, co-owned by the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki, is located in the Viikki campus, next to a nature reserve. The lush garden is a refreshing place to visit all year round.