6 reasons to put Helsinki, Finland on your travel bucket list
It’s time to start dreaming about your next trip. Here are some travel destination inspirations for you. Join us on a visual journey through Helsinki, Finland.
Almost 330 islands form the Helsinki archipelago with different landscapes and natural environments for all travelers to enjoy. See the remnants of the 19th-century Russian siege on Vallisaari. Or head to Seurasaari to enjoy the peaceful and rural scenery of the forested island. © Oleg Zhukov | Dreamstime.com
The 19th-century Helsinki Cathedral, originally built as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, is considered one of Finland’s most iconic structures. Green domes sit atop bright white spiers and its beauty has made it one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions. © Brett Critchley | Dreamstime.com
Suomenlinna is an 18th-century fortress that stretches across six interconnected islands. Built to protect against Russian expansion, the fortress became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and continues to attract visitors for its fascinating history and beautiful views. © Tatiana Savvateeva | Dreamstime.com
The unique Temppeliaukio Church is located in the district of Töölö. Built in 1969 by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, the church was built into solid rock, hence its nickname Rock Church. © Sylvain Beauregard | Dreamstime.com
Opened in 2012, Kamppi Chapel was quickly nicknamed the Chapel of Silence for its peaceful atmosphere. Serving as a place to enjoy moments of stillness in one of Finland’s busiest areas, the chapel welcomes people of all religions and backgrounds with different philosophies of life. © Ryhor Bruyeu | Dreamstime.com
As a coastal city, Helsinki offers many different berths for ships, some of which have existed for many centuries. In Katajanokka, one of the city’s ports and districts, you can stroll the streets and admire the Uspenski Cathedral, historic Art Nouveau buildings and sea views. © Scanrail | Dreamstime.com