5 Things You Can Enjoy in Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland’s capital, sits on a coast in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is marked by institutions like the National Museum among others, keeping the Finnish history documented from the stone age to date. Also on Mannerheimintie are the Parliament House and Kiasma, also we have the sight of a contemporary art museum. An Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral sits above a harbor.

Beautiful islands you can access by ferry from any part of the island like Vallisaari, Hakaniemi, Kruunuvuorenranta, Vasikkasaari, and Lonna during the summer. One of the great ways to explore the city is through the Helsinki walking tours. The city is hailed for being one of the safest in the country. Tourists are always trooping in to experience the Helsinki lifestyle of food, partying, museums and so much more.

5 Things You Can Enjoy in Helsinki

There is always something to participate in whether day or night, and Helsinki is always having fun. Here are 5 things you can enjoy in Helsinki. 

Innovative Art

Helsinki is a art-rich city with contemporary art museums and art fairs like the popular Helsinki Biennial international art fair that brings colorful and outstanding contemporary arts to the Helsinki archipelago and the city. 

Art is an important culture for the people of Helsinki and it’s everywhere.


Helsinki has a lot of well-crafted structures of architecture largely shaped by early neoclassical architectures and from a regional form of art nouveau called Jugendstil. Examples of this are the Oodi Library, Major art museum Amos Rex, the Helsinki university library among many others.


Helsinki has a lot of institutions like the state of state-of-the- tourists can visit to learn more about the past and not-so-distant presence of the Helsinki cultures. The museums vary from not-so-big to bigger examples are Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Ateneum, The National Museum of Finland among many others.

Rich Culture Practices

There are many cultural practices in Helsinki and among them is the famous Eukonkanto or Wife-carrying contest where a man carries his wife through a series of special competition tracks set up with obstacles. 

The culture has been around since the 19th century. To honor the tradition, the world championships of Wife-carrying are held yearly in Sonkajärvi and watched by many tourists yearly. Some other popular cultures practiced are the Grillijono – Grill Queue, Mämmi among others.

The Nightlife

In Helsinki, the nightlife is always quite colorful with good Techno music. Places like Kallio are known for the delicious foods and vibrant nightlife.  They offer a rave after-hours and on weekends. A good spot to unwind as small bistros, like the Parisian-inspired Harju8 restaurant, the neighborhood vinoteca, bakery, and the café Way Kallio, stay open to keep the late-night going. 

Spots like Harju8 also have their underground dance club on certain nights, while Way Kallio holds pizza pop-up nights regularly. Some of the highlights for nightlife include:

  • try out a beautiful restaurant;
  • visit a natural wine bar in Karhupuisto Park;
  • witness the Aurora Borealis. 

These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences where you can spot the Northern Lights.


Having a getaway in Helsinki promises to be nothing short of adventure, fun, and joy because the people of Helsinki are so accommodating and the city is recognized to be very safe and beautiful.

Richard Maxwell

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