Things to do in helsinki
Straddling islands and lapped by the Baltic sea, Helsinki is a
uniquely attractive and interesting city to visit. Many travellers
choose to enjoy the sea air and enjoy the walk along the seaside
which covers around four miles (7 km), taking visitors along
Lapinlahti Bay past sights like the Sibelius Monument, Seurasaari
Open-Air Museum, Hietaniemi Beach, a mini golf course and
Mäntyniemi , the official residence of the President of Finland.
The best time to enjoy this stretch of coastline is on a warm
Visit the old Swedish fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the
engineering genius of the Temppeliaukio Church (Church in the
rock), have your picture taken in front of the Uspenski Cathedral
or sip on a cup of coffee while you watch the world go by in
neoclassical Senate Square. More active visitors should hire a bike
and make their way around this picturesque city as it has an
impressive network of bicycle routes.
Travellers should look into buying the Helsinki Card which
entitles the bearer to unlimited free travel on public transport
within the Helsinki area, free admission to a number of the city''s
and provides discounts on restaurants and other activities around
Helsinki. Helsinki Cards are available for 24, 48 or 72 hours and
prices start from EUR34.