The immense sea fortress Suomenlinna (also known as Viapori or Sveaborg) is one of Helsinki’s most impressive and most visited tourist attractions. Over half a million people visit Suomenlinna yearly. The island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and houses around 850 permanent residents.
The 6 most important things to do in Helsinki
Sibelius Monument is one of Helsinki’s most famous, and most controversial, landmarks. The monument was built in honor of Jean Sibelius, Finland’s national composer.
Helsinki’s grand Parliament House has been a part of the city’s landscape since 1931. One of the reasons the Parliament House is so noticeable is because of its position on Arcadia Hill.
Warm summer days are perfect for exploring Eastern Helsinki’s waterways. Calm waters and numerous resting places provide a wonderful kayaking or canoeing experience, even for beginners.
The Helsinki Central railway station is one of Helsinki’s most iconic landmarks. It was designed by a Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1919.
Helsinki's (FIN) Lutheran Cathedral: The Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki (tuomiokirkko in Finnish) was built between 1830 and 1852 in neoclassical style. It was originally dedicated to Nicholas I of Russia and was called St. Nicholas’ church until Finland’s independence in 1917.
The city of Helsinki is the home of numerous statues and monuments, which teach us about the history and the culture of the city. Most of these works can be found in and around the center, near the main landmarks.
Open for business since 1950, Helsinki’s only amusement park is Linnanmäki. More than one million people visit the amusement park each year to enjoy the games, arcades, thrill rides, performances and restaurants of Linnanmäki Amusement Park.