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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

Uuden vuoden ilotulitus Helsingissä

Events, Helsinki, Latest news

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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Events, Helsinki, Latest news

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.

Christmas Market in Senaatintori Square in Helsinki

Helsinki, Latest news

Christmas in Helsinki 2022

Even though the beginning of November 2022 has been warmer than usual and less wintery than many expected, Helsinki throws itself into the holiday spirit around the middle of the month, when the Christmas season officially opens in the capital region as well. This text presents Helsinki’s Christmas season events and Christmas markets for 2022.

Slush 2022 event in Helsinki at Helsinki Expo and Convention Center

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Slush 2022 in Helsinki

The international technology and growth company event Slush has been held in Helsinki since 2008. The Helsinki Expo and Convention Center has been the venue for the event since 2014. The 2022 Slush will also be held at the Expo and Convention Center on November 17-18.

Slush 2022 event in Helsinki at Helsinki Expo and Convention Center

Events, Helsinki, Latest news

Nordic Business Forum 20. – 21.9.2022

The Nordic Business Forum (NBF) is an annual two-day business conference held in Helsinki that originated in Jyväskylä. After a three-year hiatus, the event will return to the Helsingin Messukeskus in 2022.

Korkeasaaren amurintiikeri eli siperiantiikeri


Korkeasaari Zoo

Korkeasaari Zoo, or Korkeasaari for short, is one of the world’s oldest zoos, having opened in 1889. Korkeasaari is home to animals ranging from the tundra to tropical rainforests. The island is home to more than 150 different animal species, as well as nearly a thousand different plant varieties.

Ilmakuva Suomenlinnasta


Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

The Suomenlinna sea fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Finland’s steepest and best-known sights. The fortress is also its own district, where about 800 people live.

UEFA Super Cup 2022 Helsinki

Events, Summer

UEFA Super Cup 2022: Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt

This year’s UEFA Super Cup, where Champions League winners Real Madrid and UEFA Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt are playing against each other, will be played at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on the 10th of August. In this text, we will tell you what the match is all about and where you can get tickets for the event.


Events, Summer

Helsinki Cup 2022

The Helsinki Cup held in July is one of Europe’s biggest junior football tournaments. More than 20,000 players from around the world participate in the tournament every year. The one to be organized in the summer of 2022 is already the 47th.

Flow Festival 2022 Helsingin Suvilahdessa

Events, Summer

Flow Festival 2022

Launched in 2004, the Flow Festival has in recent years succeeded in becoming one of the most interesting music festivals in Europe. The event, which gathered an audience of more than 80,000 people in the summer of 2019, will be held this year from August 12–14.

Tuska 2022 Festival Helsingissä

Events, Summer

Tuska Festival 2022

In the coming weekend, the fans of heavy metal will be able to enjoy a good selection of their favorite music as Tuska Festival 2022 arrives in Suvilahti. This is a highly anticipated event for lovers of heavier music as it returns to the summer festival program after a three-year hiatus.


Events, Summer

Music festivals and gigs in Helsinki in the summer of 2022

Summer 2022 will be taking us closer to the old normal in terms of organizing events. This can also be seen in the summer festivals, which are held all over Finland, considerably more than in the previous two summers. In this text, we present the summer 2022 festivals and music events in Helsinki.

Midsummer 2022 in Finland

Events, Latest news, Summer

Midsummer 2022 – Events in Helsinki

Summer 2022 will officially start in a couple of days when May turns into June and, for example, school summer holidays start. One of the highlights of Finland’s summer is Juhannus at the end of June, which is also known to us as the Midsummer Festival.

Ruskeasuo in Helsinki

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Summer holiday 2022 – things to do in Helsinki

Helsinki is a maritime and very beautiful summer city, where you will also find a lot of nice things to do during your summer vacation. What to do in Helsinki in the summer? In this text you will find good tips for a successful holiday in the capital.

Äitienpäivä hotellissa Helsingissä


Mother’s Day 2022 – events in Helsinki

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated in May, which is celebrated in honor of all the mothers. In the spring of 2022, Mother’s Day will be celebrated in Finland on Sunday 8.5 May. and there are many events arranged in Helsinki. Learn more about Mother’s Day celebration traditions and events in Helsinki next.

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Helsinki sights and attractions

Helsinki is an interesting travel destination all year round. In this blog post, we present Helsinki’s most interesting sights and places worth visiting. Because Helsinki’s public transport works so smoothly, you can easily visit several destinations in one day.

May Day in Finland


May Day 2022 – Events in Helsinki

May Day is celebrated this time on a weekend, as the first of May is on Sunday this year. In Helsinki, the Spring, Workers ‘and Students’ holiday has traditionally been celebrated in many ways, and in this article we will give you a comprehensive list of  May Day events in the Helsinki metropolitan area in 2022.

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.

Easter 2022 in Helsinki


Easter 2022 events in Helsinki

Easter 2022 is once again a time period when our society is moving one step closer to the old normal again. Of course, this also means that the amount of events will start to increase again all over Finland. There will also be many different events in Helsinki during Easter week, which we will present in more detail in this text.

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.

Ruskeasuo bus stop at Mannerheimintie


HSL – How to travel in Helsinki with public transport?

One of the best aspects of Helsinki’s tourism is its excellent public transport, which makes it easy to move from place to place both within Helsinki and in surrounding cities and areas. In this text you will find more information about public transport in the Helsinki region.