Finland is a beautiful country. With a rich culture of art and entertainment, it is no surprise that people love to visit this Scandinavian country.
Helsinki is the largest city in Finland and is located in the warmer southern region of this country. Tourists flock to this city for its natural beauty, activities, arts and entertainment.
The Oodi is the most visited place in Helsinki. The Oodi is a library, but not in the way you and I know. It is a new era library that provides a functional meeting place open for all people. It does have a conventional library with books, but this space is also a venue for cultural events and urban experiences. The Oodi has become a place of learning, storytelling, work, and relaxation for Finns and tourists alike. This is a must-see attraction in Helsinki.
Arts and entertainment is a large part of the Finnish culture. When you’re in Helsinki, you can find out more about this sector by reading people’s experiences, insights and opinions on Suomiarvostelut. You can book your activities with companies such as Booking.com, and read about them on Suomiarvostelut for honest recommendations and info about their products, services, and customer service before you spend any of your money.
Helsinki hosted the 1952 Olympic Games. The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was actually built in 1938. It is home to Finland’s interesting and exciting sports museum. The stories, artefacts, and more will keep you busy and entertained. After a walk through their displays, take a stroll to the top of the stadium’s viewing platform for the best vistas of the city and sea.
Another highlight in Helsinki’s city centre is the Helsinki Cathedral. The Chuch dates back to the Helsinki Empire ear in the Gothic Ages and Stone Ages and was used as a landmark for the sea-faring sailors to navigate to Helsinki’s harbor. The Cathedral has become the national symbol of Helsinki.
The Old Market Hall is a favorite of hungry tourists and visitors. First opened in 1889, it is the biggest food market in all of Finland.
Saunas and Finns are inseparable. The Loyly is a public sauna with a restaurant complex. You’ll be able to enjoy a traditional smoke sauna and two wood-heated saunas as well. The beach is just a stone’s throw away – dip into the cold waters and head back to the steamy sauna.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is spectacular. It was built more than 500 years ago. It is a network of 6 kilometres of walls, a vast array of tunnels, 100 cannons, parks, museums, restaurants, and centuries-old stone works. The best part? Suomenlinna is an island. You’ve got to stop by here at least once on your visit to Helsinki.
You can’t visit Helsinki without stopping by a traditional heavy metal Finnish bar. Finland is crazy about its heavy metal bands and music – and these bars are great for dancing, absorbing the different types of metal, and seeing how the locals relax.