With its reputation as one of the most interesting cultural regions in northern Europe, the Finnish capital of Helsinki has become a popular destination for tourists, especially in the summer. It is a modern city that combines elegance and an outdoor adventure spirit, full of wonderful restaurants and vibrant boutiques, while also full of museums, art galleries and landscapes.
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Follow with us some special summer activities in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
Discover the great marine castle of Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna was founded in 1748 and built by Augustin Ehrensvärd, it is one of the largest marine castles in the world, and it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The castle occupies 8 islands, and it is more than just a tourist site, where about 800 people live .
There is a lot to see here, as there are exhibitions in the Suomenlinna Museum, the Ehrensvärd Museum and in the tourist center. The islands themselves are ideal for hiking in nature, with six cafes and five restaurants.
Live the history of Finland in the Surasari Museum
A unique feature of Helsinki that merits a day outside is the impressive open-air Seurasaari Museum, the largest of its kind in Finland, located on an island in Helsinki. Seurasaari takes a look at Finland’s entire popular history and revives the traditional lifestyle of people through homes, palaces, farms and churches that represent four centuries of rural life.
Visitors can experience how Finns once lived, through their work, traditions and celebrations.
Enjoy Lake Tuusula
A trip to Lake Tuusula provides an opportunity for tourists to experience Finland in a microcosm. Lake Tuusula natural beauty attracts many Finnish professors of art, music and literature to the region. Visitors traveling at Tuusula Art Walk can experience the golden age of Finnish art, which has been revived in many museums along the way.
Lake Tuusula provides excellent opportunities for all kinds of activities, and it is best to explore the wonderful landscape by cycling or hiking on the road that runs around the lake. Of course, the lake itself is ideal for canoeing, canoeing, sailing, fishing and swimming.
Discover the archipelago sea
Another great idea for a day or longer trip is to take a HopOn bus from Helsinki to Kimito Island in the archipelago sea. The trip can be combined with a number of great experiences, attractions, local food and accommodation. Sightseeing trips include Pengscar, the longest lighthouse in the north, the original Viking village on and in the center of Rosala Island, historical Pilot Islands, the Ouro Fortress Island in the Archipelago National Park, and the interesting and attractive village of Hogsara Island.
Air wheel and sauna
Although it only opened in 2014, SkyWheel Helsinki is already a feature of Helsinki. It is 40 meters high, overlooks the market square and the open sea and offers great views of the Helsinki archipelago and the city, with 30 climate-controlled cabins to ensure visitors are comfortable all year round, with additional special packages offered.
SkySauna’s authentic experience is a new and unique way to enjoy a sauna experience, and it combines a sauna cabin with a comfortable hot tub on the floor! During the summer, SkyWheel has a comfortable summer terrace on the ground floor.
A scene from Suomenlinna and the surrounding area
Sea of the Archipelago
Helsinki air wheel
Seurasaari will display Finland’s popular history
Fortress of Suomenlinna
A scene from Lake Tuusula
A scene from Helsinki
From the sea of the archipelago
From Lake Tuusula
From Seurasaari Open Museum