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Helsinki, the modern and cosmopolitan capital of Finland situated on the Baltic Sea, is a city with over half a million residents. Helsinki offers lots to see, do, and experience year-round. Discover the maritime appeal, unique design and architecture attractions, exciting food culture, great shopping opportunities, and over 3,000 lively events held each year. Feel the cultural influences from both the East and West, meet the friendly locals, and enjoy the slow rhythm of urban Helsinki.

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Amos Rex
Mannerheimintie 22–24 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet. The iconic Functionalist Lasipalatsi (glass palace) and the new gallery spaces under its undulating square provide 10 000 m2 for unique experiences both under- and aboveground and on the silver screen of Bio Rex. Generation 2020, on view 12 Feb – 23 Aug 2020, presents young art that is on the rise. Dive into Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture in the Egypt of Glory exhibition 9 Oct 2020 – 28 Mar 2021.

Helsinki Cathedral
Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral is one of ten cathedral churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. It is the main church of the Diocese of Helsinki and the Helsinki Cathedral Parish, but for many people it is also a symbol of all Helsinki. The Cathedral is a place of silence, a church where people come together for divine service, but it is also a venue for church concerts. The Cathedral is part of the Empire-style centre of Helsinki designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel.

Restaurant Bassi
Eteläesplanadi 22, 00130 Helsinki

Lobster, mussels, shrimp, oysters and other seafood - plus fresh fish and tasty meat and veggie dishes. Restaurant Bassi Helsinki is the newest addition to fish and seafood restaurants in the heart of the city. Bassi's line is fun dining - meaning joyful, social eating and good customer service. The star of the menu is the seafood platter, which is perfect for sharing with friends. Bassi offers lunch, relaxed bistro dishes, seafood dishes and menus. There's also a stylish cabinet for groups.

Eteläranta 16, 00130 Helsinki

Ultima is a sustainable and experimental restaurant. Ingredients are Finnish and sourced as locally as possible - some of them are grown hyperlocally at the restaurant. Ultima aims for sustainable hedoism and is using most innovative food and farming technologies.

Iittala Store
Pohjoisesplanadi 23

Finnish design-tableware. The heart of Iittala’s design philosophy is formulated along Kaj Franck’s early thinking. According to Franck, “objects should always be appropriate, durable and functional.”

Fredrikinkatu 24, 00120 Helsinki

The story of asuna shop: Sisters Marianne and Sari established asuna shop in 2003. Since then, the store has firmly established itself as the place for style seekers to update their wardrobe. Sari's taste for minimalist designs in high-quality fabrics and monochrome palette complements Marianne's preference for prints, color, volume and movement. Our designers are: COMME des GARCONS, HIGH by Claire Campbell, Black Label by Rundholz, Christian Wijnants, Jeanpaulknott, Zucca, NO/AN

Arriving in Helsinki

Helsinki can easily be reached from anywhere in the world. By plane - Around 200 international flights a day arrive at Helsinki Airport, which is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of the city and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take a taxi, the Finnair airport bus or the Ring Rail Line train to the Central Railway Station. A taxi to the city centre costs approximately 45 euros. www.finavia.fi/en By train - There are excellent train connections from Helsinki to all major towns in Finland as well as to Lapland. There is also a daily train service to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is a landmark unto itself in Helsinki. www.vr.fi/en By bus - Buses from all around Finland arrive at the central bus station from the largest cities approximately every hour. www.matkahuolto.fi/en By ferry - There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia, Sweden, and Germany. All these ferry companies offer the possibility to take a car with you. There is also a ship connection between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, (no cars permitted). www.eckeroline.com en.tallink.com/en/book-a-cruise www.sales.vikingline.com www.finnlines.com stpeterline.com/en www.portofhelsinki.fi/en/passengers/arrivals-and-depa Passenger Terminals: Hansa Terminal, Vuosaari Harbour Provianttikatu 5 00980 Helsinki Katajanokka Terminal Katajanokanlaituri 8 00160 Helsinki West Terminal 1 Tyynenmerenkatu 8 00220 Helsinki West Terminal 2 Tyynenmerenkatu 14 00180 Helsinki Makasiini Terminal Eteläranta 7 00130 Helsinki Olympia Terminal Olympiaranta 3 00140 Helsinki

Discover Helsinki
Itälahdenkatu 22B, 00210, Helsinki

Discover Helsinki is an insider's guide to Helsinki, providing comprehensive and up-to-date information for visitors about events, sightseeing and how to get around the city. Through the Discover Helsinki website and mobile application you can read regularly updated articles for practical tips and interesting information about Helsinki, find public transport and taxi services with ease, as well as obtain exclusive discounts at a wide range of stores and restaurants through the free mobile app.

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