Helsinki is the third-largest municipality in the Nordic countries. The city is served by the international Helsinki Airport, located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, with frequent service to many destinations in Europe and Asia. Helsinki has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world.
The biggest historical museum in Helsinki is the National Museum of Finland, which displays a vast historical collection from prehistoric times to the 21st century. The museum building itself, a national romantic style neomedieval castle, is a tourist attraction. Another major historical museum is the Helsinki City Museum, which introduces visitors to Helsinki’s 500-year history. The University of Helsinki also has many significant museums, including the Helsinki University Museum “Arppeanum” and the Finnish Museum of Natural History. The city of Helsinki hosts its own art collection in the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM), primarily located in its Tennispalatsi gallery. Pieces outside of Tennispalatsi include about 200 public art pieces and all art held in property owned by the city.
Helsinki has three major theatres: The Finnish National Theatre, the Helsinki City Theatre, and the Swedish Theatre (Svenska Teatern). Other notable theatres in the city include the Alexander Theatre, Q-teatteri, Savoy Theatre, KOM-theatre, and Teatteri Jurkka. It is home to two full-size symphony orchestras, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, both of which perform at the Helsinki Music Centre concert hall.
5 Days / 4 Nights Helsinki, Finland Tours & Accommodation package. Enhance your sightseeing experience of Helsinki on a hop-on hop-off tour and gain a fascinating insight into the city’s history with informative pre-recorded commentary. When an attraction captures your interest, disembark to explore further, and then simply wait at a nearby stop for the next bus to arrive. Buses depart every 30 minutes and tickets are valid for either 24 or 48 hours depending on the option selected by booking.
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