9 Must-Visit Places in Helsinki That Are Simply Amazing ...


If you’re planning a trip to Finland this autumn, you might be wondering what some of the must-visit places in Helsinki are.

You’ll be pleased to know that Helsinki won’t be too cold at this time of year, with average temperatures of around 14 – 16 degrees centigrade.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring your winter woollies though, and make sure to pack some comfortable shoes for walking, as there are so many must-visit places in Helsinki that you could find yourself on your feet all day!

Here are some places you simply can’t afford to miss during your trip.

1. The Design District

The Design District

Whether you’re dotty about design, adore architecture or go crackers for creativity, you need to visit Helsinki’s Design District;2

it’s one of the must-visit places in Helsinki.

The best way to see the area is on foot, on one of the tailored walking routes – you can find more information about the routes and what you’ll see on Helsinki’s official tourism website: visithelsinki.fi.

For those interested in sustainability, the ‘sustainable design shopping and local food’ walking route will be right up your street!

2. Linnanmaki Amusement Park

Linnanmaki Amusement Park

Opened in 1950, this popular family amusement park is home to plenty of thrilling, white-knuckle rides as well as more relaxed rides perfect for younger visitors.2

Don’t leave without a ride on the wooden rollercoaster – it’s more than 50 years old, but don’t let that scare you!

Once you’ve had your fill of rides, there are plenty of games to enjoy at the amusement arcades, or take in a live performance at the outdoor stage.

3. Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Some people go on holiday for the sun, sea, sand and local food, whilst others like to soak up some of the culture and tradition of a country.

If the latter applies to you, you’ll love Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, where you can see a range of buildings and interiors dating back to the 18th century – it’s a real insight into how people used to live, from peasants and crofters to Finnish gentry.

Take a guided tour or enjoy craft demonstrations by the guides, dressed in traditional national costumes, a great way to understand local culture!

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