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    Fortress of Suomenlinna

    Fortress of Suomenlinna

    Ranked #1 overall in Helsinki things to do
    9.428 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyFamilies

    This island fortress is accessed by a short ferry ride from the city harbour and is a brilliant day out. The island is big enough to spend several hours on ...

  • 2
    Helsinki Cathedral (Suurkirkko)

    Helsinki Cathedral (Suurkirkko)

    Ranked #2 overall in Helsinki things to do
    8.829 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    A hugely impressive cathedral gleaming white on senate square. Climb to the top of the steep steps for some nice views over the rooftops of Helsinki.

  • 3
    Temppeliaukio Church

    Temppeliaukio Church

    Ranked #3 overall in Helsinki things to do
    8.927 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church, Landmark
    Popular withArtsyHistorySpiritual

    Also known as the "Rock Church," Temppeliauko was carved within a huge formation of rock. A blend of modern and natural architecture, there's plenty of light within, making it a ...

  • 4
    Market Square

    Market Square

    Ranked #4 overall in Helsinki things to do
    8.418 reviews
    Shopping, Farmers Market, Market
    Popular withFoodiesFamiliesHistory

    A wonderful way to experience local vendors. Yes, it's very touristy, but there is a reason people are drawn here.

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    Senate Square (Senaatintori)

    Senate Square (Senaatintori)

    Ranked #5 overall in Helsinki things to do
    8.817 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryArtsy

    You will definitely be amazed at the tourism potentials of the square. There are many things for you to enjoy here.

  • 6
    Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

    Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

    Ranked #6 overall in Helsinki things to do
    7.916 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyFamilies

    We toured this museum without a formal tour...This is not our recommended approach. Sign up for the one hour tour for a better appreciation of this open-air museum. Tours are ...

  • 7
    Kiasma

    Kiasma

    Ranked #7 overall in Helsinki things to do
    8.314 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyTrendstersFamilies

    A Helsinki landmark, Kiasma is a creative contemporary art museum filled with hours worth of exhibits, films and interactive workshops. It's definitely worth a visit on any Helsinki trip, especially ...

  • 8
    Sibelius Monument

    Sibelius Monument

    Ranked #8 overall in Helsinki things to do
    7.413 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withHistoryArtsyGreen

    The most striking organ pipe monument built in memory of Jean Sibelius in 1967. Oddly, 600 pipes weighing over 24 metric tons are welded together creating this enormous organ pipe ...

  • 9
    Kaivopuisto

    Kaivopuisto

    Ranked #10 overall in Helsinki things to do
    9.38 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    One of the oldest and best known parks in central Helsinki

  • 10
    Uspenski Cathedral

    Uspenski Cathedral

    Ranked #11 overall in Helsinki things to do
    8.511 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Russian Orthodox Cathedrals are some of my favorite places to visit. I love the ornate walls of icons and the architecture. This one is a great one. Just remember to ...

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