To feel the real pulse of Helsinki, spread your wings and discover nearby areas such as Helsinki, Meilahti, and Vallila.
To better understand Helsinki, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Join a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the wonderful artworks at the Helsinki City Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Sederholm House. The area is a great destination for art lovers. Don’t miss the Atheneum Art Museum. Experience the region’s best and brightest live on stage at the Helsinki Music Centre, the Swedish Theatre and the Finnish National Opera.
If the weather is good get outdoors and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. Get in touch with nature at one of the local beaches, for example Hietaniemi Beach.
To really get a feel for the area, head to some of the local sights such as Mannerheim Statue, Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. These spots are much-loved by travellers from all the corners of the globe. Whatever your religious background, serenity and calm awaits at Kallio’s holy places like the Old Church of Helsinki.
To enjoy some retail therapy, visit Stockmann, the Hakaniemi Market Square and Kamppi Center.
While you are in the Kallio area, don’t miss the Jokerit ice hockey team in winter go into battle at Hartwall Arena. If there is no game on, you can still visit Hartwall Arena to catch a a fascinating behind the scenes tour.
Finding somewhere suitable to unpack your bags close to Kallio is easy. The GLO Hotel Art, the GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi and the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki are among the many great places to stay around here.