Host of the 1952 Summer Olympics, this still-attractive functionalist stadium is a city landmark. It contains the Suomen Urheilumuseo and its tower offers grand views.
Sea Life is an an aquarium complex with walk-through tunnels that let you spot sharks, rays octopuses and myriad fish up close.
Occupying an 1887 building, Finland’s premier art gallery offers a crash course in the nation’s art. The top floor houses Finnish paintings and sculptures from the ‘golden age’ of the late 19th century through to the 1950s, including works by Albert Edelfelt, Hugo Simberg, Helene Schjerfbeck, the Von Wright brothers and Pekka Halonen. Pride of place goes to the prolific Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s triptych from the Kalevala depicting Väinämöinen’s pursuit of the maiden Aino.
There’s also a small but interesting collection of 19th- and early-20th-century foreign art. Downstairs is a cafe, along with a good bookshop and reading room. Free one-hour guided tours in English take place at noon on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.
Berry Picking & Mushroom Hunting in Nuuksio National Park
On guided foraging trip we pick up and taste aromatic berries and mushrooms – healthy and tasty delights of pure Finnish nature.
Hiking route takes you to the wild forests and scenic lakes of Nuuksio National Park. Fresh coffee and snack on a break by campfire. Transportation from Helsinki. This tour was nominated as FinRelax well-being start product by Visit Finland.
Scheduled tours on Wednesdays and Fridays from mid July till mid August and on Saturdays in October.
Authentic Cottage Experience
Finland is a country with millions of summer cottages in the forest by lakes and the sea. Vacations at the cottage are an important part of Finnish culture.
Experience first-hand the peaceful silence of the forest, the fresh sea breeze and the authentic Finnish cottage. You will enjoy the envigorating experience of a Finnish-style wood burning sauna combined with a swim in the refreshing Baltic Sea. The experience includes door-to-door driving service and delicious lunch.
Bus & Boat Combo Tour
Enjoy the best of Helsinki on land and at sea. The package includes the Beautiful Canal Route cruise and CitySightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus sightseeing tour. On the cruise you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and the bus sightseeing tour takes you the top sights of Helsinki. You can hop on and off the bus as often as you like – the bus ticket is valid 24 or 48 hours. Departures daily May 2 – Sep 30, 2018