A city for all seasons, Finland’s cool capital city of Helsinki has something to offer whether you’re visiting in the balmy summer months or bracing yourself for some winter-time fun. Perfect for individuals, couples or families, Helsinki beckons you with its charming café culture, grand architecture and picturesque local scenery.

Highlights of a Helsinki holiday include a spa treat, particularly trying one of the country’s famous saunas, enjoying the excellent value shopping in the compact city centre, visiting the former Olympic stadium or taking the kids out to enjoy one of the world’s oldest functioning theme parks at Linnanmaki.


What you’ll love most about Helsinki

  • Explore the historic Senate Square, the heart of Helsinki’s neoclassical architecture, featuring landmarks like Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the University of Helsinki, surrounded by cobblestone streets and charming buildings
  • Visit Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and sea fortress located on a group of islands just off the coast of Helsinki, offering scenic views, historic fortifications, museums, cafes, and opportunities for picnics and leisurely walks
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Market Square, Helsinki’s bustling waterfront market, where you can browse stalls selling fresh produce, local crafts, and souvenirs, as well as enjoy street food, coffee, and traditional Finnish snacks like reindeer meatballs and salmon soup
  • Discover the creativity and innovation of Helsinki’s Design District, a vibrant neighbourhood known for its art galleries, design studios, boutiques, and cafes, showcasing Finnish design and craftsmanship in fashion, furniture, glassware, and more
  • Marvel at the unique architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Rock Church, carved into solid rock and topped with a copper dome, providing a serene space for contemplation, prayer, and musical performances
  • Experience the modern and innovative Helsinki Central Library Oodi, a cultural hub and architectural marvel located in the city centre, offering a vast collection of books, multimedia resources, creative workshops, and events for people of all ages to enjoy

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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