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Top Things to Do in Helsinki, Finland, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Allegro (train) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Allegro is a high-speed train service between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia. The service started on 12 December 2010. The aim is to reduce travel time between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg: before Allegro, the journey time was 5½ hours; currently it is 3 hours and 36 minutes and there are plans to bring it down to 3 hours.

Suomenlinna Official Website

The Great Wall of China, the Acropolis in Athens, the Grand Canyon, and Suomenlinna. Unesco's World Heritage List brings Suomenlinna together with a long list o

Suomenlinna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg (Fortress of Svea), or Viapori as called by Finnish-speaking Finns, it was renamed Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) in 1918 for patriotic and nationalistic reasons, though it is sometimes known by its original name.

Kamppi Chapel

The Kamppi Chapel ( Finnish: Kampin kappeli, Swedish: Kampens kapell) is a Lutheran chapel in Kamppi, Helsinki, located on the Narinkka Square. It is also known as the "Chapel of Silence" since it is intended to be a place to calm down and have a moment of silence in one of the busiest areas in Finland.

Mannerheim Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The museum is a mixture of original furnishing of the building from the early 1940s, and additional material brought in to illustrate the life of Mannerheim and the historical context of the period. Among the notable exhibits is an extensive collection of medals and other honours which Mannerheim received from numerous countries.

Temppeliaukio Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Temppeliaukio church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city; half a million people visit it annually. The stone-hewn church is located in the heart of Helsinki. Maintaining the original character of the square is the fundamental concept behind the building.

Esplanadi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the heart of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, Esplanadi ( Swedish: Esplanaden ) is an esplanade consisting of the Esplanadinpuisto park and the parallel one-way streets on its sides named Pohjoisesplanadi (Finnish for North Esplanade, Swedish: Norra Esplanaden) and Eteläesplanadi (Finnish for South Esplanade, Swedish: Södra Esplanaden).

Seurasaari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Every summer, many Helsinkians come to Seurasaari to enjoy the rural, peaceful outdoor atmosphere. Despite the visitors, the island has a variety of wildlife, especially birds, but also red squirrels and hares. The height of the island's popularity is at Midsummer, when a huge bonfire ( Finnish: juhannuskokko, Swedish: midsommareld) is built on a small isle just off the island's coast, and ignited by a newlywed couple.

Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki

Uspenski Cathedral ( Finnish: Uspenskin katedraali, Swedish: Uspenskij-katedralen, Russian: Успенский собор, Uspenskij sobor) is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). Its name comes from the Old Church Slavonic word uspenie, which denotes the Dormition. Designed by the Russian architect Aleksey Gornostayev (1808-1862).

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland ( Finnish: Suomen evankelis-luterilainen kirkko ; Swedish: Evangelisk-lutherska kyrkan i Finland ) is the national church of Finland. A member of the Porvoo Communion, the Church professes the Lutheran branch of Christianity, and is actively involved in ecumenical relations.

Natural History Museum of Helsinki

The Natural History Museum of Helsinki ( Finnish: Luonnontieteellinen museo, Swedish: Naturhistoriska museet) is an exhibition of the Finnish Museum of Natural History of the University of Helsinki. The museum is located in Etu-Töölö in central Helsinki. The museum building was originally established as a gymnasium for Russian students in 1913, and adopted by the University in 1923.

Helsinki Senate Square

The Senate Square ( Finnish: Senaatintori, Swedish: Senatstorget) presents Carl Ludvig Engel's architecture as a unique allegory of political, religious, scientific and commercial powers in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Senate Square and its surroundings make up the oldest part of central Helsinki.

Pihlajasaari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On the other island there is a camping area, and also a unisex nudist beach, one of only two in the entire country (the other is in Pori). Unlike the main beaches in Pihlajasaari, the nudist beach consists almost entirely of bare cliffs with very little sand, and is not suitable for swimming.

Toy museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following lists only museums specializing in toys, whose collections are open for public viewing. Some museums such as the American Museum of Natural History have toys on display in their permanent collection, but are not full-fledged toy museums and as such are not listed here. Also, organizations.

Helsinki Swimming Stadium

Helsinki Swimming Stadium is an outdoors swimming venue in Helsinki, Finland, located in the Eläintarha area to the northeast of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. The Swimming Stadium was designed by architect Jorma Järvi in the Functionalist style prevalent during the 1930s.

Panoraama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Panoraama is a 53 metres tall gyro tower at the Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki. Panoraama was built in 1987 by Intamin and offers capacity for 400 visitors per hour. Its previous name was Panorama, but the name was changed to Panoraama (additional letter " a") when Linnanmäki changed the naming policy for its rides and started to use only words that are correct Finnish language.


Linnanmäki ( Swedish: Borgbacken, colloquially Lintsi, literal translation Castle Hill) is an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. It was opened on May 27, 1950 and is owned by non-profit Lasten Päivän Säätiö ( Children's Day Foundation). Linnanmäki has 43 different rides of different sizes.

National Museum of Finland

The National Museum of Finland ( Finnish: Suomen kansallismuseo, Swedish: Finlands nationalmuseum) presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The Finnish National Romantic style building is located in central Helsinki and operates in collaboration with the National Board of Antiquities ( Finnish: Museovirasto, Swedish: Museiverket), an association related to the government's Ministry of Culture and Education.

Finnish National Opera

The Finnish National Opera ( Finnish: Suomen Kansallisooppera; Swedish: Finlands Nationalopera) is a Finnish opera company based in Helsinki. Its home base is the Opera House on Töölönlahti bay in Töölö, which opened in 1993, and is state-owned through Senate Properties.