Local Attractions

The Capital of Finland offers lots to see, do and experience for visitors of all ages. Among other things, Helsinki has over 80 museums, 70 art galleries and lots of shopping opportunities. Helsinki’s proximity to the sea and peaceful natural areas offer opportunities for relaxation and activities around the year. 

Some of the most popular sights in Helsinki, such as the Olympic Stadium, the Finlandia House, the parliament building, the Kiasma museum of modern arts and the Botanical Gardens are all situated near the hotel. More information about these sights and other interesting things is available at visithelsinki.fi, from the hotel Concierge or from our staff at the reception. Here are just a few examples of the most popular attractions. 

Ateneum Art Museum
Ateneum Art Museum houses the largest collections of art in Finland with more than 20,000 works of art from the 1750s to the 1950s.The changing exhibitions are on display on the ground floor and in the exhibition halls on the second floor. 

Esplanade Park
Situated in the heart of Helsinki, the Esplanade serves as a promenade for tourists and a place to relax for city residents. The park and the Espa Stage host many popular events, including the Marimekko Fashion Show and raising of the midsummer pole accompanied by folk dancing in June and the Jazz-Espa concert series on weekdays throughout July.

Helsinki Cathedral
The beautiful and historically significant Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelic Lutheran church, and for many it is the symbol of Helsinki. The church was designed by architect Carl Ludwig Engel in the 19th century as part of the Empire-style-downtown Helsinki area.

Helsinki Zoo
Helsinki Zoo, known as "Korkeasaari" among Finns, is one of the oldest zoos in the world (founded in 1889). In Helsinki Zoo you'll meet animals from the arctic tundra to the tropical rainforest. Approximately 200 different animal species reside in the Zoo, and there are almost a 1000 different plant species.

Linnanmäki Amusement Park
Linnanmäki has entertained families since 1950. The amusement park has an enormous selection of fun rides, from ultra scary to more easy-going. The special wooden rollercoaster is over 50-years-old and remains the most popular ride.

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma breaks the boundaries of traditional art museums and follows the latest trends. The collections include Finnish and foreign art, particularly from the Nordic and Baltic countries and Russia from 1960s onwards.

National Museum of Finland 
The National Museum of Finland illustrates Finnish history from prehistoric times to the present day. Major archaeological finds, the historical,numismatic and ethnological collections have been put together for over 170 years.

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.