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  • Arlan sauna
    Visiting Helsinki without going to a public sauna is almost unthinkable. The only place where you can enjoy the genuine sauna experience is at one of the old public saunas, and in addition to the cultural experience, it is a great way to [...]
    D: 2.7mi00
  • Manala Restaurant
    Manala means hell, and unsurprisingly enough, the serve "food to die for", as they say. The menu of Manala is great, and people who have special dietary requirements can order according to their needs. All of the dishes are made [...]
    D: n/a00
  • The Church in the Rock
    The Finnish have a knack for coming up with original ideas, even when it comes to something as traditional as churches. The Church in the Rock (Temppeliaukion kirkko in Finnish) is a simple but atmospheric church literally carved out  [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • Serena Water Amusement Park
    Water parks are not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Finland, but the cold climate has never been able to stop the Finnish from having fun. Serena Water Amusement Park is the largest water park in the Scandinavian [...]
    D: 11.4mi00
  • Hohtogolf West Coast
    If you like mini-golf but you would like to try something different, here's a golf course with twist. Hohtogolf West Coast is a glow in the dark minigolf course, with enough special effects to fill a second rate horror movie. Hohtogolf [...]
    D: 5.3mi00
  • Ateneum Art Museum
    Among all the museums of Finland (and there is a significant number of them), this one is the biggest and the most interesting. If you are an art-lover, the Ateneum Art Museum should be one of the first things you visit in the city. The [...]
    D: 3.6mi00
  • Sibelius Monument
    Sibelius is probably the most famous Finnish composer of classical music, and even if you don't particularly like his works, the monument dedicated to him is worth visiting. It is one of the most famous monuments in the city, and it has [...]
    D: 3.2mi00
  • Uspenski Cathedral
    In Finland, the Orthodox church doesn't have many followers, but despite that, there are some pretty amazing Orthodox churches in the city. The best example is Uspenski Cathedral, a majestic building with a Russian-style dome. In Fact, [...]
    D: 4.1mi00
  • Hietaniemi Beach
    Helsinki is seldom associated with beaches, but in summer the temperature is high enough to allow people to tan for a bit and splash about in the water. Hietaniemi Beach is very popular with the locals in the summer months and while it [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • Korjaamo Cultural Factory
    Korjaamo defines itself as Helsinki's "living rooms", which sounds a but abstract, as expected from a huge building that basically serves as a meeting point for all the imaginable art types in the world. Karjaamo  [...]
    D: 2.5mi00
  • Kahvila Suomi
    Helsinki is not a cheap city when it comes to food, so if you are on a budget, your choices are mostly limited to fast food chains. However, there is the occasional Finnish eatery that serves decent food at decent prices, where you can fill [...]
    D: 4.2mi00
  • Kappeli Restaurant
    Traditional Finnish foods are one of the things you must try when visiting Helsinki, especially since reindeer dishes are hard to find in other countries. For some tasty traditional dishes, check out Kappeli, a cozy restaurant with [...]
    D: 3.9mi00
  • Arctic Icebar
    If you want a place to chill out (literally), a freezing evening at the Arctic Icebar will prove to be an interesting experience. While temperature in bars is usually high enough to allow people to wear more or less revealing clothes, at [...]
    D: 3.7mi00
  • Museum of Cultures
    Normally when you visit a country, you want to go to museums that will help you learn more about that country, but obviously there are exceptions to this rule. One such example is the Museum of Cultures in Helsinki, where you can discover [...]
    D: 3.5mi00
  • Heureka Science Centre
    If you have kids who are interested in science, or if you are a science geek yourself, you will definitely love the Heureka Science Museum. Unlike many regular science museum, this one has not only displays and explanations about various [...]
    D: 4mi00
  • Some practical info
    During the Summer you will find mobile tourist info all over the city. Young people will walk around in green T-shirts with a tourist info icon on them. They speak more languages and have a lot of flayers and brochures for you. They can [...]
    D: 3.6mi00

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Helsinki History

Under Russian occupation, Helsinki went through important transformations: Tsar Alexander I moved the capital from Turku to Helsinki, drew a massive architectural reconstruction plan and relocated the University of Turku in Helsinki in 1812 (see also Turku History). During the 19th century, Helsinki registered an unprecedented growth: by the end of the century, it was a capital in every sense: cultural, economical, and political, with a population of over 100,000. [...]
 
 
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  • $423Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
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    Toronto, ON (YYZ)Helsinki, FI (HEL)10/13/201508:55 pm
    Helsinki, FI (HEL)Toronto, ON (YYZ)10/21/201507:40 am
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  • $566Iceland Air flight Iceland Air 
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    New York, NY (JFK)Helsinki, FI (HEL)12/02/201508:00 pm
    Helsinki, FI (HEL)New York, NY (JFK)12/09/201502:20 pm
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    Washington DC, DC (IAD)Helsinki, FI (HEL)11/24/201511:30 pm
    Helsinki, FI (HEL)Washington DC, DC (IAD)12/09/201506:30 am
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