1. Suomenlinna Fortress and fergeturen trailers
– This is probably the most visited place among tourists to Helsinki. There is a very fine,and cheap, fergetur. I think it is a particularly nice walk in the winter when the ice is above the fjord and frost mist surrounds the water. In winter there are low season for tourists and when I was there in January so I was about the only tourist on the entire island. It's free to go walking around the fort,but the museum costs a euro.Det was built in 1748 to protect the city against the Russians.
2. Torni hotel tower viewpoint.
I over 50 years was the tallest building in Finland, but it is still the best place to get an overview of the city. On top of the tower there is a bar, where one can enjoy a beer with terrific views. The toilet here is supposedly very familiar(then known as a toilet can be) because there is a large window with good views.
The lutheranske cathedral: Stands as a bastion heart of downtown. Senat square in front of the church is the natural place to start a sightseeing day in Helsinki.
It is a short distance from there to “The rock church” – a church that is built into harmony with the mountain, special mood.
It is also not far to the Russian Orthodox Church which stands on a peak above the harbor with good views of the city.
Kamppi Chapel of Silence is a church that does not resemble any other church. It is worth taking a think the only to see the architecture.
4. Sauna outside the city –
One can somehow not visit Finland without taking a trip to a sauna is ! There are a handful of good saunas near downtown. Sauna Sera is good because it is right by a lake so that one has the opportunity for some ice swimming on vinteren.Det is 5 different rooms, 2 vedfyrte saunas. There are separate days for men and ladies,and according to tradition so you have to be naked.
Kotiharjun public sauna is a sauna that is a little closer downtown, and where they have separate rooms for men and ladies, so that one can actually go there with girlfriend.
A very nice and quiet way to experience Helsinki is to stroll along the esplanade, and maybe stop for coffee and cakes at one of the many sidewalk restaurants.. Here is a small park where bohemians hang, and where street musicians gather in the summer months. In summer they put up stalls along the park where you can buy local food,cakes,fruit and souvenirs.
Along this street you can find anything you want by shopping,everything from big purchases center to small cozy corner stores.
6.seurossari open air museum-
a very nice getaway from the city on a small island. Only open in the summer. Here they set up a small village showing traditional Finnish rural life and values. It is an educational and interesting way to understand Finns, and it is very close to the city center!
7.national museum of Finnland–
here are lots of great exhibits for those who want a chronological understanding of Finland's history from the Stone Age to modern society. They also often interesting temporary exhibitions. Unlike Seuossari so it is open year round.
What's funny about this museum is that there are many interactive exhibits,so it becomes a little more interressant for children,and for people who easily bored.
8.Hakaniemen torikatu marked –
Nicely little marked as your less “touristy” than elsewhere. Here goes the local to buy fresh produce and traditional Finnish meals. There is plenty cafes and bakeries here where one can easily pass the time watching people while enjoying Finnish cakes. There is also much souvenirs and such here,and can be a bit cheaper than the souvenir shops in the center.
9. Sinebrychoff Park –
a perfect hangout in the summer when it is sunny and warm. Here you can quickly spend a whole day picnic and do some “people-watching”. Sometimes it is also itinerant show with acrobats here.
In winter there are not quite as attractive, but the park is used a portion of sledging when there is snow.
10. Linnanmaki Amusement Park –
One of the biggest theme parks in Finland, lots of different attractions,including a roller coaster made of wood. It costs nothing to enter,Only if you want to try the various attractions. Nice place to spend a few hours,eat ice,get up adrenaline and look at people and livestock.