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The city is well-known for its innovative art, culture and architecture.

Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the Uusimaa region, and founded by King Gustavus Vasa of Sweden, the capital city is the largest in the country. There are over 670 000 people living there.
A poetic name for Helsinki is "The daughter of the Baltic Sea".

How to go to Helsinki?

You can take a train from Karjaa/Karis to Helsinki. The trip takes around 55 minutes and you can book your ticket here. The price for the ticket (one way) is between 4€ and 15€, depending on how long in advance you book.

You can rent Hub Feenix's car (after passing a driving test with us). The journey will take around one hour.
You should just plan parking in advance because the city of Helsinki is more crowded and the cost of parking fluctuates a lot depending on the location, it's around 4€/hour in the centre. You can find some free parking spots a little bit out of the city.

What to visit in Helsinki?

Helsinki cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral

It is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral located in the heart of Helsinki. The church was built between the years 1830 and 1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia. Earlier called St. Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, it now has become the symbol of the whole city.

In front of the cathedral, you have the Senate Square, the Alexander II Statue and the Helsinki City Museum (the entrance is free).

The location is also perfect to walk in charming streets, discover the city center, find many restaurants and shops of all kinds.



Don't miss the beautiful National Library of Finland, next to Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral, and Oodi, located opposite the Finnish Parliament.

The first one is one of the most renowned monuments of early-19th century Empire architecture in Finland. The design combines in a unique way classical themes with references to the ancient world and the building was completed in 1840. The library’s collections comprise three million books and three million other publications, totalling 115 kilometres of shelf space.

The second one opened in December 2018 and offers a modern design and lots of services inside as only one third of the space within the building is used to hold books. This library is bursting with life!

uspenski cathedral

Uspenski Cathedral

It is considered to be the largest Orthodox temple in Northern and Western Europe. Uspenski Cathedral is consecrated to the Dormition of the Mother of God. It was designed by the Russian church architect Aleksei M. Gornostajev and it was consecrated in 1868.

In front of the cathedral, you can enjoy a really nice view of the city.

Fortress Suomenlinna


It is a sea fortress built gradually from 1748 onwards on a group of islands belonging to the district of Helsinki. It has served to defend three different sovereign states over the years: the Kingdom of Sweden, the Russian Empire and most recently the Republic of Finland. Currently, it is a living district of Helsinki with about 800 inhabitants. It's a nice location for a walk, and to admire the beautiful cliffs.

It is easy and cheap to reach the island with public boats from the city center.

Old Market hall

Old Market Hall

Serving the customers since 1889 the merchants sell all sorts of cheese, fish, shellfish, types of meat, vegetables, fruits and cakes to spices, coffee and tea.

loyly sauna

Löyly Sauna

It is a modern seaside sauna with a stylish design. The structure is like a big stone on the sea shore and provides interesting views of the city centre and especially to the open sea between wooden lamellas that cover the warm building mass.

Esplanade Park

Esplanade Park

This popular park, fondly referred to as "Espa" among locals, is the most famous park in Finland and the green heart of Helsinki. People come here to see and be seen, to listen to music, watch performances, and to enjoy picnics during summer.

Temppeliaukio Church

Temppeliaukio Church

It is a Lutheran church which is built directly into solid rock. The hall is covered with a dome, lined with copper and supported on the rock walls by reinforced concrete beams. The interior walls are made of rugged rock and rubble wall.

Seurasaari museum

Seurasaari island

This nice island is rich in wildlife and is a public outdoor park for everyone. You can also find a museum there (only open few months a year) that provides an overview of life in the Finnish countryside by showcasing old, mainly wooden, houses built in different eras.


Natural History Museum

Built in 1913, the museum displays taxidermed animals, skeletons, remains of prehistoric animals, and minerals. You can also find exhibitions of Finnish nature, the nature of the world, and the history of life. In front of the building, a moose statue welcomes you, and the lobby hall is home to a taxidermed African elephant. Inside, there are a café and a souvenir shop.


National Museum of Finland

Built between 1905 and 1910, this museum presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The Finnish National Romantic style building reflects Finland's medieval churches and castles, the interior is mainly art nouveau and the entrance hall offers beautiful ceiling frescoes!

Helsinki Railway Station

Central railway station

The station is mostly clad in Finnish granite, and its distinguishing features are its clock tower and the two pairs of statues holding the spherical lamps, lit at night-time, on either side of the main entrance. The first railway station in Helsinki was built in 1860, as Finland's first railway between Helsinki and Hameenlinna was opened.

Where to eat & drink in Helsinki?


Kahvila Rakastan

This cosy café offers some delicious food and a nice atmosphere, surrounded by a bucolic little park. It is a fully vegan place, with savoury dishes and sweets, including traditional Finnish dishes. During the weekends, you can go for an amazing brunch!



For a homemade lacto-vegetarian lunch and café delicacies. Opened since 1993.


Lappi restaurant

For hearty Lappish reindeer & seafood dishes.


Café Regatta

This wooden coffee shop offers a large range of baked goods, and hot drinks for every taste.


Cafetoria Roastery

It is a perfect place for great coffee shared with great people.


Savotta restaurant

Finnish restaurant serving genuine Finnish food and atmosphere, just off the Senate Square. Only Finnish ingredients are used, from the forests and lakes, and from carefully selected small suppliers.


Cafe & Bistro Hiezu

Good café bar located near Hietsu beach. They offer sweet treats, from pastries and cakes, to artisan pizzas and burgers.


Junk y Vegan

A fully vegan & LGBTQIA+ friendly street food company offering wings, burgers, nachos, flatbreads, bowls and more, including desserts and a lot of different drinks!