Your local guide to Helsinki

Your local guide to Helsinki

Grid card list
Grid card list
Your local guides
Grid card list
Work & Study
Startup companies, leading universities and a good life.

Helsinki Freedom

Grid card list
Off
Lead text
In Helsinki, freedom means creating a life that looks like you without compromising.
Title
My Freedom Stories from Helsinki
Grid card list
Title
Freedom for trial and error
Description
Let’s face it: disruption is a risk, and failure is part of the start-up game. Helsinki has your back.
Title
Freedom to speak from the heart
Description
In Helsinki, we are proud to be the capital city of a country featuring free and fair elections, robust multiparty competition, and strong protections for freedoms of speech, religion, and association.
Title
Freedom to be fragile
Description
Our universal health care system and other support structures are designed to catch you when you fall so that you can soon stand up again
Title
Freedom to be equal
Description
Finland is among the most gender equal societies in the world, and in Helsinki we believe and support equal opportunities for everyone. Because talent knows no gender.
Lead text
In 2020, we published a mini documentary series that celebrates life in the Finnish capital. Here, five brilliant creators present their takes on Helsinki Freedom to the world.
Title
Episode 5: Freedom to learn & grow
Description
Finland is a country that believes in everyone’s right to a high-quality education, regardless of wealth or previous career.
Title
Episode 4: Freedom to breathe
Grid card list

Nature in Helsinki

Title
#myhelsinki
Hashtag
#myhelsinki
Sort order
Most popular
Grid card list
Off
Lead text
Helsinki is one of the few capital cities in the world where the real nature is so close to its inhabitants. The local nature offers lots of attractions, each one prettier than the next, that all visitors to Helsinki should experience.
Grid card list

Seaside Helsinki

Grid card list
Off
Lead text
Pack a picnic lunch, bathing suit, towel and binoculars and head out to discover seaside Helsinki. The city area includes around 300 islands, many of which can be reached via ferries. Some you can even walk to over bridges. There is plenty to soak in, from the smooth rocks of the shoreline to the distant horizon. You can spot rare butterflies, admire passing ships, enjoy delicious meals in the restaurants that dot the shore and islands and if you’re lucky, even spot a seal. In any case, expect plenty of Helsinkian archipelago attitude and the splatter of salty waves.
Show tags of the current page in this position
On
Title
Activities in the archipelago
Show image on the left
Off
Show tags of the current page in this position
On
Banner text
How to enjoy the outdoors responsibly
Mobile link text
Enjoy the outdoors responsibly
Icon type
Random
Banner text
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for visitors
Mobile link text
Coronavirus: Information for visitors
Title
Activities
Simple liftup
Show image on the left
Off
Description
Helsinki is designed to allow easy access to nature. The air quality is superb, clean water is abundant, and quiet spots of forests or waterfronts are everywhere even in the city.
Title
Episode 3: Freedom to love
Grid card list

Helsinki LGBTQ+

Grid card list
Off
Lead text
Helsinki’s LGBTQ+ scene is active and open to all. From coffee shops to clubs, from sports to handicrafts and from activism to alternative drag scene, the capital of Finland has lot to offer.
Show tags of the current page in this position
On
Title
Current events
Show first image on the left
Off
Simple liftup
Show image on the left
Off
Description
Yes, we know that us Finns aren’t known for our outpourings of passion or public displays of affection. But our belief in everyone’s right to love whoever they want to love runs deep.
Title
Episode 2: Freedom to feel safe
Description
Finnish society is among the safest in the world, and its capital city Helsinki is a place where everyone can move freely, without fear.
Title
Episode 1: Freedom to find balance
Description
Helsinki has been named the world’s best city for establishing a healthy work-life balance. It offers every resident a unique opportunity to work for the world’s most innovative companies and simultaneously enjoy their free time.
Show tags of the current page in this position
On
List
Grid card list title
Title
#myhelsinki
Hashtag
myhelsinki
Sort order
Most popular
Events list
Events today
Events list description
Due to the coronavirus situation, all indoor and outdoor public events and general meetings are prohibited for a limited time. Due to these limitations, the MyHelsinki.fi event calendar is out of date.