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The most Instagrammable Spots in Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

Collection of 14 places
Awarded restaurant by the Senate Square in Helsinki Ravintola Olo
Restaurant
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Olo is a restaurant in Helsinki, founded by Pekka Terävä, Petri Lukkarinen and Timo Sailama in 2006. It is located on Pohjoisesplanadi 5 in central Helsinki. Olo was awarded one Michelin star in 2011. The Finnish gastronomical society chose Olo as the restaurant of the year in 2009.

A relaxation experience you will not forget Saunasaari
Spa
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In surprising settings, surrounded by the Baltic Sea, without any disturbance, even if surprisingly close to the center of Helsinki there is an island without a name. Everyone who has sailed from Helsinki to Stockholm has sailed past. Visitors to the mysterious island call it Saunasaari. In Saunasaari you can relax in three different smoke saunas, take a bath in the hot tubs, swim in the sea, spoil the taste buds with snacks and meals, relax, cool off and organize a meeting.

Make sure you have a relaxing time at the Loyly Helsinki
Spa
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Löyly offer you two different choices to enjoy sauna, public or private. Their public saunas, a traditional smoke sauna and a wood-burning sauna, are open every day. The smoke sauna has a total area of 18m2, while the wood-fired sauna is slightly larger at 22m2. Both can accommodate around 20 bathers at any one time. The site is unique. Being less than two kilometers away from the city centre, it is very central but at the same time the landscape is like in the outer archipelago.

Go see some good play Finnish National Theatre
Theater
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The Finnish National Theatre, established in 1872, is a theatre located in central Helsinki on the northern side of the Helsinki Central Railway Station Square. The Finnish National Theatre is the oldest Finnish speaking professional theatre in Finland. It was known as the Finnish Theatre until 1902, when it was renamed the Finnish National Theatre.

Go and see the beautiful garden Talvipuutarha
Gardens
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Talvipuutarha is a public greenhouse in Helsinki, in the Zoo area north of Töölönlahti Bay. In the winter garden, a wide variety of plants can be seen, of which a significant part of the tropics. Behind the winter garden is the public garden of the City of Helsinki, where flowers are grown in the parks of the city.

Discover Helsinki City Museum
Museum
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Helsinki City Museum is a museum in Helsinki that documents and displays the history of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Its mission is to record and uphold Helsinki's spiritual, material and architectural heritage. The museum features personal memories and everyday life of the city's residents. It also acts as the regional museum for central Uusimaa with a mission to promote and steer museum activities in the region.

Go with the family to Helsinki Zoo
Zoo
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Helsinki Zoo is the largest zoo in Finland, located on the island of Korkeasaari in Helsinki. The zoo is also commonly referred to by the island's name, Korkeasaari. A ferry and water buses take visitors to the island during summertime, from the Market Square and Hakaniemi. Korkeasaari is among the most popular places among visitors in Helsinki. The animals on display are divided geographically to Amazonia, Africasia and Borealia. There are about two hundred Animal species, and about a thousand plant species

Landmark of the city Helsinki Cathedral
Cathedral
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Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St Nicholas' Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. It is a major landmark of the city. Every year, more than 500,000 people visit the church, half of whom are foreign tourists

Have fun with the whole family at the amusement park Linnanmäki
Amusement park
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Linnanmäki is Finland’s oldest and most popular amusement park, located in the Alppila quarter of Helsinki. The amusement park, which is owned by the Children’s Day Foundation, was opened for the public in 1950. Linnanmäki has over 40 rides, many different games, as well as restaurants and cafés. The most popular ride in the amusement park is the wooden rollercoaster, which has been delighting visitors since 1951 The Children’s Day Foundation maintains and develops Linnanmäki amusement park in order to raise funds for Finnish child welfare work. The donation goal for 2018 is to reach 4.5 million euros. While our visitors are having fun at Linnanmäki amusement park they are also supporting Finnish child welfare work.

Take a look at interesting design Finlandia Hall
Monumental Building
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The Finlandia Hall is a congress and event venue in the centre of Helsinki on the Töölönlahti Bay. The building, which was designed by architect Alvar Aalto, was completed in 1971. Every detail in the building is designed by Aalto. The designs were completed in 1962, with building taking place between 1967–1971. The Congress Wing was designed in 1970 and built in 1973–1975. In 2011, the building was expanded with new exhibition and meeting facilities. The versatile and flexible meeting, exhibition, festival and concert facilities of the Finlandia Hall offer a setting for both large international congresses and small-scale meetings, and for various entertainment and public events.

Visit the contemporary art museum Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Museum
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Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in Helsinki, Finland. Its name kiasma, Finnish for chiasma, alludes to the basic conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Gallery, and it is responsible for the gallery's contemporary art collection. Its central goal is to showcase contemporary art and to strengthen its status. The collections include works by around 8,000 artists. In 2016, Kiasma attracted over 310,000 visitors.

Visit the Senate Square
Square
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The Senate Square 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. Landmarks and famous buildings surrounding the square are the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, main building of the University of Helsinki, and Sederholm House, the oldest building of central Helsinki dating from 1757.

Take a tour with the ferris wheel SkyWheel Helsinki
Ferris Wheel
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SkyWheel Helsinki opened in the summer of 2014 in Katajanokka, one of the most beautiful locations in Helsinki, right next to the market square. From 40 meters high you may see over the city, sea and surrounding islands. During the summer SkyWheel has a relaxed summer terrace at the ground level, wile the champagne bar is open throughout the year. During the winter you can warm up with a cup of coffer hot chocolate in our shop while buying the ticket. Original SkySuna opened in July 2016. SkySauna combines sauna in the sky with an amazing seaview and a comfortable hot tub on the ground. You can rent the sauna experience for up to 20 people for your personal use. You have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Helsinki, experience the one of a kind sauna cabin, relax in the massaging hot tub and enjoy refreshing beverages in good company.

Have a picnic at Suomenlinna
Castle
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Suomenlinna (Finnish; until 1918 Viapori), or Sveaborg (Swedish), literal translation in finish is Castle of Finland and in Swedish Castle of Sweden is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari, and Långören and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site. The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against Russian expansionism. The general responsibility for the fortification work was given to Augustin Ehrensvärd. In the Finnish War the fortress surrendered to Russia on May 3, 1808, paving the way for the occupation of Finland by Russian forces in 1809.

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