22 Places To Visit In Helsinki, Finland

See these Places To Visit In Helsinki, Capital of Finland. Plan your trip by visiting top sites like the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and Temppeliaukio Church.

Kruununhaka & Kaartinkaupunki Area

1. Helsinki Senate Square

Helsinki Senate Square - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Helsinki Senate Square – Place To Visit In Helsinki, Photo credit: Eric Moberg – google map

Neoclassical architecture in a large public square featuring the Helsinki Cathedral and the Government Palace.

2. Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Helsinki Cathedral – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Frank Böhm, google map

Steps lead up to Carl Ludvig Engel’s grand neoclassical cathedral, topped with an iconic green dome.

3. House of the Estates

House of the Estates - Place To Visit In Helsinki
House of the Estates – Place To Visit In Helsinki, Photo credit: Jani Toivokoski, google map

Neoclassical 19th-century building once the home of Parliament, now used for government events

4. Finnish House of Nobility (Suomen Ritarihuone)

Finnish House of Nobility (Suomen Ritarihuone) - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Finnish House of Nobility (Suomen Ritarihuone) – Place To Visit In Helsinki, Photo credit: Samuel Rouleau

Neogothic 19th-century building housing archives and historic collections of the Finnish nobility

5. Uspenski Cathedral

Uspenski Cathedral - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Uspenski Cathedral – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: A.I Nieminen, google map

Hilltop center of the Finnish Orthodox faith with an ornate exterior and lavish interior decoration

6. Market Square

Market Square - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Market Square – Place To Visit In Helsinki

Harborside market open year-round with food stalls, handicrafts and a heated cafe tent in winter

7. Esplanadi

Esplanadi - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Esplanadi – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Kyle Ueckermann, google map

Park opened in 1812 with a special stage for live music performances, and avenues of mature trees

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Area

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Irina Agafontseva, google map

World Heritage site accessed by ferry, with cannons, tunnels, a dockyard, museums and a brewery

8. Suomenlinna Church

Suomenlinna Church - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Suomenlinna Church – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Chung Kwong Lee, google map

Part of a complex of sea fortifications, this formerly Orthodox church became Lutheran in the 1920s.

9. Military Museum’s Manege

Military Museum's Manege - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Military Museum’s Manege – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Abby Huang, google map

A former Russian armory, this building now houses Finnish military history exhibits and weaponry.

10. Ehrensvärd Museum

Ehrensvärd Museum - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Ehrensvärd Museum – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: rafa cuenca, google map

Seasonal museum in the commander’s home at Suomenlinna fortress with exhibits on 18th-century life

11. Submarine Vesikko

Submarine Vesikko - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Submarine Vesikko – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Hayo Bethlehem, google map

Restored CV-707 submarine built in 1933 and open as a museum since 1973

Kamppi, Töölö and Museum Park Area

12. Kamppi Chapel

Kamppi Chapel - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Kamppi Chapel – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Sergei, google map

Contemporary church chapel with a minimalist wooden interior, built for silent reflection

13. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Nykytaiteen museo Kiasma, google map

Contemporary art museum and cultural center with thematic annual exhibitions, a theater and events

14. Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Finlandia Hall – Place To Visit In Helsinki, http://archgened.oucreate.com

Landmark conference center made of granite and marble, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto

15. The National Museum of Finland

The National Museum of Finland - Place To Visit In Helsinki
The National Museum of Finland – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Hasan Kirmizi, google map

Grand national museum featuring prehistoric artifacts, medieval treasures and 20th-century icons

16. The Parliament House

The Parliament House - Place To Visit In Helsinki
The Parliament House – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: David Sebastian Casadio, google map

Imposing neoclassical/modern building housing Parliament, with guided tours and public viewing of governmental sessions

17. Temppeliaukio Church

Temppeliaukio Church - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Temppeliaukio Church – Place To Visit In Helsinki

Unique church with a copper-lined dome and rock/rubble interior walls, popular as a concert venue

18. Hietaniemi Cemetery

Hietaniemi Cemetery - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Hietaniemi Cemetery – Place To Visit In Helsinki. Photo credit: Djonas Bernard, google map

Prominent cemetery known for military memorials, state funerals and artists’ graves

Helsinki with Kids

Here you could find some Place To Visit In Helsinki with kids.

19. Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum. Photo credit: Marco T, google map

Seasonal open-air museum featuring historic Finnish cottages, farmsteads and manors, plus tours and events

20. Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium Helsinki finland.
Olympic Stadium Helsinki finland.. Photo credit: Gabriel Nualart Berbel, google map

Sporting events at the city’s 1952 Olympic stadium, plus a museum and a 72m panoramic viewing tower

21. Linnanmaki

Linnanmaki - Place To Visit In Helsinki
Linnanmaki. Photo credit: Linnanmaki, google map

Amusement park with more than 50 rides and rollercoasters, plus a monorail and a tower with panoramic views

22. SEA LIFE Helsinki

SEA LIFE Helsinki - Place To Visit In Helsinki
SEA LIFE Helsinki. photo from discoveringfinland.com

Family-friendly aquarium featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures, plus a play area and group packages

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