Helsinki travel guide

Helsinki as a travel destination

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, is an interesting travel destination throughout the year. In Helsinki, you can find lots of activities, culture and also a long list of places to visit. In this page, you will find a Helsinki travel guide, where we will present you many ideas for your holiday in Helsinki as well as guides and tips.

Travel guides

Syyslomalla Helsingissä aikaa voi viettää esimerkiksi kuvassa näkyvässä Linnanmäen huvipuistossa

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Autumn holiday in Helsinki – enjoy the fall foliage in the capital

Finnish schools have autumn holidays this year on weeks 42 (16th October – 20th October 2023) and 43 (23rd – 27th October 2023). Even though there is still plenty of time until the beginning of the holiday season, this is already an excellent moment to plan fall trips. This text will share tips for spending the autumn break in Helsinki for the year 2023.

Suosittu brittibändi Coldplay esiintyy Helsingin Olympiastadionilla kolmesti kesällä 2024

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Coldplay arrives in Finland – four concerts at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium

The rumours about Coldplay’s first concert in Finland were true when the band’s performance at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium was confirmed. On Tuesday, the band also announced three additional concerts, bringing the number of shows to four. The general ticket sale for the famous British band’s concerts will begin on Friday, July 28th.

Finnair's Airbus 330 flying above Helsinki

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Direct Flights and Affordable Deals to Helsinki

Planning a trip to Helsinki? Look no further! In this article, we will explore the convenience of direct flights to Helsinki and uncover the secrets to finding cheap flights to make your travel dreams a reality. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a budget-conscious traveller, Helsinki awaits its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes.

Three people walking in the Helsinki central park during summer

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Things to do in Helsinki in the summer

The Finnish summer is a highly anticipated season for all domestic and international travellers, as it allows us to enjoy long days, beautiful nature, and the outdoors. Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, offers many activities and attractions for travellers of all ages. This article will provide over 20 tips for things to do in Helsinki during the summer.

Löylykilju ja saunavasta kellivat vedessä juhannuksena

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Midsummer 2023 in Helsinki – events, activities, and tips

The Midsummer is one of the most important holidays in the country of thousands of lakes, over half a million summer cottages, and more than three million saunas. In addition to traditional cottage midsummer celebrations, urban Midsummer has also grown in popularity. In maritime Helsinki, it is possible to celebrate the nightless night with many events. If you want ideas for the capital, please keep on reading!

In Flames on Tuska 2023 -festivaalin kenties tunnetuin esiintyjä

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Tuska 2023 – midsummer metal festival in Helsinki

After the Midsummer weekend, on the weekend of June 30th to July 2nd 2023, Helsinki will once again be the place to enjoy high-quality heavy metal music as Tuska 2023 arrives at Suvilahti. Once again, there will be a strong lineup of both domestic and international bands known for their heavy music.

Kuva Sideways Festivalin festarialueesta ja yleisöstä kesällä

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Sideways Festival opens the music summer of Helsinki in 2023

Sideways Festival is one of Finland’s biggest music festivals annually in Helsinki. The festival has gained popularity year after year, and this summer, the event is expected to attract a large audience again.

Äitienpäivä hotellissa

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Mother’s Day 2023 in Helsinki – things to do and gift ideas

Mother’s Day is an annual celebration where mothers worldwide deserve special attention and appreciation. There are many different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Helsinki, whether it’s searching for the perfect gift or spending time together. This article will provide ideas for activities and the best gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

VALO Hotelli Helsinki city running day logo

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Helsinki City Running Day 2023

The Helsinki City Run will be run on May 13th this year. As usual, many different distances will be available for fitness enthusiasts of different levels. VALO Hotel & Work will again serve as the HCRD’s partner hotel.

Havis Amanda patsaan lakitus käynnissä Helsingissä vappuna

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May Day 2023 in Helsinki: a celebration of spring in the heart of the capital

May Day is a spring celebration in Finland, celebrated between April 30th and May 1st. It is a very popular holiday in Helsinki, with thousands of people from different parts of the country participating annually. May Day 2023 in Helsinki offers many different events and activities you can enjoy either alone or with your loved ones and friends.

VALO Hotel & Work's log sauna in Helsinki

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VALO’s traditional log saunas in Helsinki

The traditional log saunas at VALO were carved by Jaakko Holma, a log builder from Pielavesi. The saunas are located on the roof of VALO.

Flow Festival 2022 Helsingin Suvilahdessa

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Gigs, concerts and festivals in Helsinki in summer 2023

The summer of 2023 in Helsinki is full of gigs, concerts, and festivals you shouldn’t miss! In this article, we present the most important and interesting ones.

Three people waiting for a HSL bus at Ruskeasuon Varikko bus stop

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HSL – How to travel in Helsinki with public transport?

Helsinki’s public transport, managed by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL), is one of the top features of tourism in the city. It offers convenient mobility within Helsinki and surrounding cities and regions. Further details on public transport in the Helsinki area can be found in this text.

Traditional Finnish Easter decorations on the table

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Easter 2023 in Helsinki – events and things to do

Are you planning an Easter holiday in 2023? Helsinki offers plenty of interesting things to do and see during this time of year. During Easter week, many schools and workplaces have days off, making it the perfect time for at least a small vacation. If you’re looking for Easter 2023 tips in Helsinki, you’re in the right place. Here are VALO’s tips for celebrating Easter in Helsinki.

Uuden vuoden ilotulitus Helsingissä

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New Year 2023 in Helsinki

Christmas holidays are behind us, and the change of year will be celebrated once again on the night between Saturday and Sunday. The New Year in Helsinki includes many events, which we present in more detail in this text.

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Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2023

Matka Nordic Travel Fair (Matkamessut) is Northern Europe’s largest tourism industry event, which brings almost a thousand tour operators, destinations and industry companies from more than 80 different countries to the public.

Helsinki day at Esplanadi park in Helsinki



On this page you will find information about events in Helsinki. We have divided different events into different categories according to, for example, themes and seasons to facilitate information retrieval. New content is always updated at the bottom of the page automatically.

Helsinki Esplanadi park


Parks in Helsinki

In Helsinki you will find many parks where you can spend time comfortably, for example, for day walks, picnics or just relaxing. As about a third of the area of ​​the city of Helsinki consists of green areas, the nearest park is never faraway. In this text, we present the most popular parks and green areas in Helsinki.