Most popular places to visit in Helsinki

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.

Copenhagen’s best cultural places to see

Copenhagen is Denmark’s self-titled capital of culture and arts, with many historical and trendy places to visit. A trip to Copenhagen is a must.

If you need some arts and culture in your life or fancy a trip back in time, a trip to Copenhagen and its historical, vibrant culture is a must-visit for you and your family. With planned tours or guided walks, or bike rides and visits to amusement parks, there are many things to do and see. If you would like to plan a trip to Copenhagen and would like to know more about the tours and guided trips available, visit Danskeanmeldelser.dk, an online Danish review site that rates companies and their services.

If you like the historical venues and art galleries that are available to visit in Copenhagen, you might enjoy Booking.com. Of the many attractions that you could visit in Copenhagen, we have rounded up the 5 places that we think are a must-see. Read reviews, tips, compliments, and complaints about this company from real-world customers that have actually bought those products so that you can make better-informed decisions for yourself.

Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park set in beautiful gardens that were created in 1843. Giving visitors an all year round festive feel, a trip to this amusement park, currently, the second oldest amusement park in the world that is still operational, to take advantage of one of its 20 attractions should be at the top of your list when visiting Copenhagen. With a village of cute shops, a lake adorned by well-lit trees and the most amazing flower gardens, there is something for everyone at Tivoli Gardens.

Denmark is a country rich in history. From the Vikings in the Viking age to the royals of yesteryear, the National Museum of Denmark is filled with relics and antiquities that take you back to a different time in Denmark. With runic stones on display and artefacts such as Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, there are many things to see and learn about. There are also displays of Danish porcelain and silver, as well as antiquities and coins that will interest any history buff. Another historical site to visit at the National Museum is the Prince’s Palace, which was built in 1744, and still has the original Rococo architecture that was influenced by the French.

Nyhavn is a postcard-perfect picturesque neighborhood built on the banks of a canal. With brightly colored painted buildings lining the canal, it is a favorite for photographers to capture scenic shots of this majestic and charming part of Copenhagen. Why not enjoy Copenhagen from a different view as you take in the sights by boat with a guided boat trip around the harbor and along the canal.

Built to resemble a whirlpool, the National Aquarium of Denmark (known as Den Bla Planet)  is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe and is home to over 50 aquariums housing an assortment of fish and sea animals such as turtles, eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, and even alligators. You can enjoy watching the sea otters play or have an up-close and personal encounter at the tropical touch pool, followed by a bite to eat at the aquarium’s cafe to relax and refuel.

Once considered a derelict area, the Hipster Vestebro has been transformed into a neighborhood that has been listed on Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 coolest neighborhoods in the world” in 2017. Home to stylish boutiques, chic restaurants and trendy galleries, why not plan a trip to Vesterbro to shop for funky pieces and visit one of the most popular breweries in Copenhagen for a beer tasting.

To learn more about the places listed above, you can visit their websites to see their visiting hours and admission fees.