Are you coming to Helsinki for a short visit? Here’s a suggestion on how to spend one day exploring the city.
First, hop on a bus from Kamppi and head towards the Töölö neighbourhood and Sibelius Park. Stroll through the park till you find the Sibelius Monument. Sibelius was a famous Finnish composer. Make sure you go under the monument and take pictures of the pipes from below.
Next, go towards the shoreline to find the coolest café in Helsinki – Café Regatta.
You may be in the mood for grilling sausages but one thing you must try is the “korvapuusti”, a Finnish cinnamon bun.
After eating, it’s a good idea to walk back to the city center. On your way, stop at the Temppelinaukion kirkko, aka Rock Church. The church was built into rock and thus is very unique looking inside and outside. The church takes a small entrance fee and if there is an event going on inside, you won’t be able to enter.
Take a look at the Music House and perhaps pay a visit to the modern art museum Kiasma.
If you are lucky, you may be in Helsinki when there’s a foodie event going on.
Shop at the Design District.
Visit the Design Museum to understand what Finnish design means.
Make sure you don’t miss the Moomins!
Have a drink at a bar with a view – for example the Ateljée Bar at Hotel Torni, Löyly, the new terrace at the Stockmann department store Stockmann Roof or Clarion Hotel’s Sky Room.
All these photos were taken in early Spring when my Danish friend was here for a visit.
If you’ve been to Helsinki before – what was your favourite thing to do in the city?
Enjoy Helsinki ❤