Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion), Helsinki

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Host of the 1952 Olympics, Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion) now supports sporting events, concerts, and Finland's national soccer team. Originally built for the 1940 Olympics, which were cancelled because of World War II, this stadium was completed in 1938. The arena can hold more than 40,000 people at a time, making it the largest in Finland. Come to watch a soccer match or see a live performance. Tour the arena and walk through exhibits at the Sports Museum of Finland. Then make your way to the top of the stadium tower for views of Helsinki. You can even stay in a youth hostel located inside the stadium. Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Helsinki Edition.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Sports lovers can go there a jump, but all you can do is walk, from the outside, because unfortunately the stadium is closed for renovation until 2019. Shame you can't climb the Tower, which is definitely the main attraction of this sports facility. On the other hand walking in the surroundings is not bad: you'll be pretty close to Sibelius Park and winter garden (Talvipuutarha), two places that deserve to be seen.
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  • July 31, 2017
    It is the largest stadium of Finland. It is located 2 kilometres from the Centre of Helsinki. Today the stadium is used for concerts and some sport activities.
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  • July 31, 2017
    As we travel the world we seek out opportunities to see Olympic sites. We were excited to add Helsinki to our list. However, due to construction we could not get close enough to see it We took a pictu...  more »
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  • March 6, 2017
    I have working in Olympic Stadium for about 6 to 7 months and it was more like my home because I work there all day and sometimes night shift.
  • August 31, 2016
    Very nice place to visit. Old, definitely but still looking good. The tower is well worth visiting if weather is good.
  • February 11, 2017
    You get an excellent view from the tower, the price is not expensive.
  • July 4, 2016
    Building is nice but becoming of course a bit old. Employees for visit were sympathetic at all. But still a thing to see when visiting Helsinki.
  • December 10, 2016
    An old Olympic stadium that seems a bit out of date. Nonetheless, it is still serving its purpose.

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