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Whether you decide to spend a few hours or several days in Helsinki, you can always find something interesting and unique to see and experience. Just in one day, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Helsinki archipelago, get to know the city's unique architecture and visit the best cultural attractions.
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In Helsinki with kids

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Helsinki offers lots of interesting outdoor activities for families. Enjoy a day out in the city with the kids and visit places you have never been to before – or see them from a new perspective.
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Visual arts in Helsinki

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From Finnish art classics to international contemporary art gems and to rising Finnish talents – Helsinki’s visual art scene offers something interesting all year round.
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Selection of current art exhibitions in Helsinki
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Upcoming art exhibitions in Helsinki
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Neighbourhoods

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The official division of the city of Helsinki is as follows: there are eight major districts that are divided into 34 subdistricts (called simply districts). These are divided further into numerous smaller divisions. In parallel to the district division, the city can be understood as divided into 60 distinct areas. Are you still following? We decided to make it easier to get to know the city’s different areas: 13 neighbourhoods that open the gates to the secrets of Helsinki, from Töölö to Vuosaari and from Hermanni to Lauttasaari. Welcome! 
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Top highlights of Helsinki architecture

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Modernism, functionalism and the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe make Helsinki a major city of architecture.

 

Helsinki architecture boasts of intricate and multifaceted designs. The architectural sights extend from Alvar Aalto's distinctive blend of modernist refinement, indigenous materials, and personal expression in form and detail to Art Nouveau architecture. The Art Noveau abundantly present in the capital, opens the door to the world of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, with details such as intricate trees, flowers and forest creatures. Many of the architectural details, the windows, stairwells and doors, are beyond comparison in their beauty.

With all its fairy tale qualities, Art Nouveau in Finland assumed an even more political role compared to other countries in the way it strengthened the national identity. Helsinki’s secret is that the city is like the whole of Finland in miniature, compressed at the end of a single peninsula. This city encompasses the wooden houses of Käpylä, the stone houses of Töölö, the glass office buildings of Ruoholahti and the fields of Viikki. Every neighbourhood in Helsinki exudes a part of the city's architectural personality. 

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Lovely walking and hiking routes in Helsinki

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Helsinki is a dream city for walking: it’s easy to breathe, there’s always something new and interesting just around the corner, and the distances are short. The walking routes presented here reveal the city’s unique neighbourhoods, the places beloved by locals, and many well-kept secrets too. Best of all, amidst the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital, you are never far away from the sea.

 

As a rather quaint capital city, Helsinki is an ideal city where you can go on a walk or even a hike if you wish to be one with your thoughts or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet this Nordic society has to offer. There are plenty of places where you can calm your nerves, either alone or with others. You can even find silence in the heart of the city.

There are plenty of routes where you can enjoy a walk whilst admiring the views. Whether it is workout you desire and wish to go on hike in deep forest or only walk a short distance from the city centre, thus getting the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of the Helsinki maritime, it is all possible.

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Helsinki's coastline is over 130 kilometers long, with plenty of space to run around and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Enjoy beautiful nature in Helsinki

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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.

 

Finland is the most forested country in Europe, thus ensuring that you can reach greenery and the calm of nature within minutes without venturing too far even from the Helsinki centre. Even though Helsinki is the biggest city in the country if you wish to go down to the woods there are plenty of places you can easily reach where you can experience the Finnish forest at its peaceful best.

In Finland we believe that nature is good for you. Being in nature has a positive influence on your physical and mental health, lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress and soothing your mind. Helsinki is one of the few capital cities in the world where the real nature is so close to its inhabitants. You can easily move around the city by bike but the metro is also a great way to get from the city centre out into the nature.

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