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The Best Things to Do in Helsinki Region

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Things to do in Helsinki Region

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Visit World Heritage Site Sea Fortress Suomenlinna to see a sea fortress built on a collection of six islands. This ruggedly beautiful spot i
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Known for its striking copper dome, Temppeliaukio Church has been carved from rock in the heart of the city. Designed by siblings Tim and Tuo
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Helsinki Cathedral , Helsinki
A product of Russian expansionism in the region, Helsinki Cathedral was built by architect Carl Ludvig Engel as the pinnacle of the city's Se
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We will walk together in and around the city center for three hours, discovering Helsinki's secrets, learning its history, culture and traditions. Why do Helsinki people have picnic on top of graves? What was the meeting point of the bohemian people of 1880s in Helsinki? How did they build a church inside a giant granite rock? Where did Lenin hide when he was running away from the Tsarist Russia? Which statue is the one that seagulls hate the most? Where did they bury thousands of bodies during the plague? Why is the largest Orthodox cathedral located in a Lutheran country? Where can you eat the best salmon soup of your life? Why Finnish people still cheer for the opponents of the Swedish national football team? How did a Finnish architect influence generations of American architects and skyscraper designs? We will find answers to all of these questions and more, while visiting each of these less known yet important locations in Helsinki.
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The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finla
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Senate Square , Helsinki
The Helsinki Cathedral, Government Palace, National Library of Finland, and main University of Helsinki building surround Senate Square and m
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Helsinki Region

Most visitors remember their Helsinki Region holiday by a unique blend of maritime scenery, varied architecture, and a range of historical attractions. Much of the tourist activity centers around the Baltic Sea. Sportier vacationers can engage in boat trips, camping trips, and wildlife tours, while the rest can easily explore the area's compact cities on foot, immersing themselves in the lively cafe culture. Helsinki is famed for its fine examples of Modern and Art Nouveau architecture, while the region's prettiest town Porvoo charms travelers with its cobbled streets, antique riverfront, and red-brick warehouses. Vacationers in search of entertainment will find enticing options in Vantaa, including an interactive science center and modern art museum. Before you visit Finland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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