Helsinki - a lively maritime city

A taste of culture and the scent of the sea

The symbol of Helsinki is the brilliant white cathedral known in Finnish as Tuomiokirkko that towers above Senate Square. Helsinki offers architectural jewels, international top design, hot fashion names and grand outdoor events and festivals in the heart of the city. Within the past few years Helsinki has emerged as an internationally significant trendsetter, while still retaining its soft nature typical of a small town. The newest addition to Helsinki attractions is Amos Rex museum, which opened its doors August 30th 2018.

Tallink & Silja Line terminals in Helsinki:

Silja Line - Olympia terminal (Silja Serenade & Silja Symphony)

Tallink - West Harbour T1 (Silja Europa)

Tallink - West Harbour T2 (Shuttles Star & Megastar)

Reach Helsinki by sea from Tallinn & Stockholm

Unesco Heritage site

Suomenlinna is a historical maritime fortress and one of Finland's most popular sights. It attracts more than 700,000 visitors every year. Our ships Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony pass by every day! Be sure to be on the deck with your camera!

Plan your visit to the Fortress here

Scandinavian Design

Helsinki has its own Design District, an area to the south of the Esplanade that is home to around 200 design attractions, from shops to galleries, studios to museums, and design offices to museums and restaurants.

Stay more than one day in Helsinki and book a hotel overnight!

Helsinki Design Week 6.-16.9.2018

Experince Helsinki

Helsinki is full of interesting sights and things to do all year round! Find out your own favorite attractions, events and restaurants and travel tips!

Read about events in Helsinki

Located just 10 minutes from the centre by foot, across from beautiful Toolo Bay. From the hotel it’s easy to enjoy the extensive cultural and leisure activities on offer, such as the Olympic Stadium, Linnanmaki amusement park, Sea Life and Finnish National Opera.

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Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki
Room from 95 € /person

Grand Marina is located in Katajanokka district, a short walk from the Olympia harbor. The rooms are very spacious and therefore suitable for families with children. Scandic Marina Congress Center opposite is a unique congress center with 11 flexible meeting rooms for up to 2500 people.

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Katajannokanlaituri 7, 00160 Helsinki
Room from 93 € /person

A popular hotel Marski has a perfect location. It’s located just the opposite of Stockmann department store and the Swedish Theatre. Nearby are also the Design District, great restaurants and many shopping streets. Marski restaurant and café are great meeting points.

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Mannerheimintie 10, 001000 Helsinki
Room from 74 € /person

helsinki card

Helsinki Card is a city card with a number of benefits that will help you to discover and experience Helsinki plus save money, time and energy during your visit. Choose between 24,48 & 72 hour tickets. You can also get discount for A day in Tallinn & medieval Tallinn package tours! Helsinki Card is available on board Helsinki-Stockholm ships Silja Symphony & Silja Serenade and on board Helsinki-Tallinn Shuttles Star & Megastar. Read more about the benefits on Strömma web site →

helsinki panorama sightseeing

Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing is a popular sightseeing tour that gives you a wide variety of information about Helsinki. The tour (ca 1 hour 45 minutes) shows the most interesting parts of Helsinki: the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. The tour stops at the Sibelius Monument and, if possible, at Temppeliaukio Church.

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The Audio tour is an audio-visual experience, during which you listen to commentaries with sound effects through headphones in a choice of 10 languages. The Guided Tour is with an authorized guide in English and Swedish. The tour departures from the Olympia Terminal. Guided Tour in the summer season and Audio Tour in winter season. Tickets available on board Helsinki-Stockholm ships Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony. Audio Tour departures also daily all year from Esplanade Park, Fabianinkatu. Tickets from the departure point.

hop on hop off bus sightseeing

Hop on the Open Top Tours bus right in front of Olympia Terminal and see the top attractions! The route passes cathedrals, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius monument, the unique Rock Church and much more! Departures daily during summer season every 30-45 minutes. Find out more →


Helsinki is well known for the quality and variety of its cultural life. There is a lot of different events happening in Helsinki throughout the year. Check the event calendar and more information on myhelsinki site 

about finland

Finland is a land of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and the winter darkness, a little bit of Eastern and a little bit of Western culture. Find out more about the coastal areas, Lapland and everything in between here