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. Explore and be inspired:

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Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Suomenlinna is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland and a fascinating destination to explore. There are 6 kilometers of wall, over 100 cannons, exciting tunnels, museums, guided tours, cafés and restaurants. The ferry ride itself is a fun experience, allowing you to see and photograph Helsinki from the sea. Suomenlinna attracts visitors of all ages. The fortress is easily accessed by ferry from the Helsinki Market Square all year round. Around 800 people live in Suomenlinna.

Suomenlinna island, Helsinki
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Kiasma breaks the barriers of traditional art museums with exhibitions that provoke and invite debate. The building itself is a work of art.

Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki
Restaurant Bassi

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.

Eteläesplanadi 22, 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.

Eteläranta 16, 00130 Helsinki
Iittala Store

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.”

Pohjoisesplanadi 23
Design District Helsinki

Design District Helsinki is the creative core of Helsinki, a Unesco Design City. It's a network of over 200 locations from design stores to fashion and antique boutiques, art galleries, design hotels, restaurants and cafes. Its 25 spread through the neighbourhoods of Kamppi, Punavuori, Ullanlinna and Kaartinkaupunki. Design District Helsinki is easily reachable by walking - to find your way, pick up your map from tourist informations, design shops or your hotel, or check it online from the website.

Kamppi, Punavuori, Kaartinkaupunki, Ullanlinna

Global Blue

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Discover 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.

Itälahdenkatu 22B, 00210, Helsinki