To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Helsinki, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover nearby neighborhoods like Helsinki, Meilahti, and Vallila.
Savvy travelers in Toukola, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should head to the cultural attractions nearby. Walk through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet of the Helsinki City Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Sederholm House. Pay a visit to the Atheneum Art Museum, to get your fill of art. Book seats for a spectacular show at the Helsinki Music Centre, the Swedish Theatre and the Finnish National Opera.
If you love nature and wildlife, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax. Enjoy listening to the birds, play catch with the kids and enjoy some sunshine at nearby Hietaniemi Beach.
Some of Helsinki's popular sights are in the Toukola area, including Mannerheim Statue, Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. Those with a passion for religious history should make a trip to the Old Church of Helsinki.
Hunt down a bargain, stock up on food or just window shop at popular shopping destinations like Stockmann, the Iittala Outlet Arabia and Kauppahalli.
Hang out with Toukola’s sporting fans at the iconic Hartwall Arena, the stomping ground of the legendary Jokerit ice hockey team in winter. If you happen to be staying in Toukola with someone who lives and breathes sports, surprise them with one of Hartwall Arena’s behind the scenes tours.
To really get to know Toukola, consider booking your accommodation at one of the area’s many accommodation options. Check out the rooms and rates at the GLO Hotel Art, the GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi, or the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki.