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Helsinki City CentreHelsinki

Escape to Helsinki City Centre! Enjoy its theater, festivals, and live music.

Discover the walkable area of Helsinki City Centre—festivals, island views, and top sights from Helsinki Cathedral to Stockmann.


Popular places to visit in Helsinki City Centre

Helsinki Cathedral
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Helsinki Cathedral

4.5/5(233 reviews)

Stop at this beautiful Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral to admire its stunning architecture and see a magnificent collection of zinc sculptures.

Stockmann
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Stockmann

4.5/5(158 reviews)

Discover one of Scandinavia’s largest shopping malls, filled with all your favorite brands and some of the city’s best food outlets.

National Theater
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National Theater

4/5(20 reviews)

Admire the neo-Romantic façade of this historic theater that played a role in the Finnish cultural movement of the 19th century.

Senate Square
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Senate Square

4.5/5(236 reviews)

Snap photos of the fascinating buildings surrounding this huge square, which is the cultural center of politics, religion and science in the city.

Helsinki City Hall
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Helsinki City Hall

4.5/5(13 reviews)

See art displays in the main exhibition room and attend free events, such as music performances and artist meetings, in the lobby of this historic building.

Uspenski Cathedral
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Uspenski Cathedral

4.5/5(111 reviews)

Standing atop a hill in Helsinki’s historic Katajanokka district, the largest Russian Orthodox church in western Europe is a remnant of the Russian Empire in Finland.

Top things to do in Helsinki City Centre

Helsinki Card
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Helsinki Card

$58
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Daily Porvoo old town half-day tour
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Daily Porvoo old town half-day tour

$136
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Red Sightseeing Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
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Red Sightseeing Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

$34
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Helsinki: Day Trip to Porvoo, Venice of the Northern Europe
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Helsinki: Day Trip to Porvoo, Venice of the Northern Europe

$276
Per adult
Sightseeing Cruise Beautiful Canal Route
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Sightseeing Cruise Beautiful Canal Route

$28
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Private Airport Transfer from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Helsinki City Center
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Private Airport Transfer from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Helsinki City Center

$96
Per adult

Top Hotels in Helsinki City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Scandic Grand Marina
Scandic Grand Marina
4 out of 5
Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki
The price is $104 per night

Located in Katajanokka, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Allas Sea Pool, Stockmann, and Helsinki Cathedral. Finlandia Hall and Helsinki West Terminal are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
Helsinki an easy walk

"Great location for walking into Helsinki centre. We easily found parking but it is €18 for 24 hours. The service was excellent, we did however find that noise carried in the bedroom corridor."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Scandic Grand Marina
Hotel Kamp
Hotel Kamp
5 out of 5
Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki
The price is $254 per night

Located in Kluuvi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stockmann, Ateneum Art Museum, and Senate Square. Presidential Palace and Uspenski Cathedral ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (982 reviews)
Great stay in Helsinki

"Great experience, location is central to many attractions, and the staff is superb."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Hotel Kamp
Hotel Arthur
Hotel Arthur
3 out of 5
Vuorikatu 19, Helsinki
The price is $88 per night

Located in Kluuvi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Casino Helsinki, Helsinki Cathedral, and Stockmann. Finlandia Hall and Olympic Stadium are ...

3.8/5Good! (1,349 reviews)

"I have been in this hotel many times before. In the current trip I spent one month(!) in this place, because the worldwide COVID-19 situation. I have been ALONE within last 3 weeks in the 203-rooms hotel! It was a real examinations for a hotel stuff, for all services, etc. in the extraordinary situation. ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Hotel Arthur
GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi
GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi
4 out of 5
Kluuvikatu 4, Helsinki
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $120 per night

Located in Kluuvi, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ateneum Art Museum and Kauppatori Market Square. Presidential Palace and Amos Rex are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"The hotel was in a very nice area with many excellent restaurants close by. It was walking distance to many of the tourist attractions and museums. An excellent area for those interested in shopping with a great variety of stores. The hotel location was ideal for travelling to the airport as transport ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi
Scandic Kaisaniemi
Scandic Kaisaniemi
3.5 out of 5
Kaisaniemenkatu 7, Helsinki
The price is $114 per night

Located in Kluuvi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Helsinki Cathedral and Stockmann. Finlandia Hall and Olympic Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...

3.7/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Good n convinient"…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Scandic Kaisaniemi
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
3.5 out of 5
Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki
The price is $145 per night

Located in Kluuvi, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Ateneum Art Museum, and Helsinki Central Library Oodi. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (877 reviews)

"It was freezing in the room! Even after turning up the heat, a small heater was needed. The breakfast could have been a little more appetizing."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Other neighborhoods in Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral which includes heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Kruununhaka

Noted for its coffeehouses and shopping, there's plenty to explore in Kruununhaka. Top attractions like Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Snellmaninkatu Station or Vironkatu Station to see more of the city.

Kruununhaka
Kluuvi featuring heritage architecture and a statue or sculpture as well as a small group of people

Kaisaniemi

While Kaisaniemi isn't home to many top sights, Helsinki Cathedral and Finlandia Hall are some notable places to visit nearby.

Kaisaniemi
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Kaartinkaupunki

5/5Exceptional!(52 area reviews)

If you're looking for things to see and do in Kaartinkaupunki, ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are highlights. You might also check out Kauppahalli while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Kolmikulma Station to get around town.

Kaartinkaupunki
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

Kluuvi

4.5/5Wonderful!(125 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Stockmann and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Kluuvi. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Rautatientori Station or Kaisaniemi Station.

Kluuvi
Peaceful Cafe on a lake in Helsinki

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Kallio

4.5/5Wonderful!(24 area reviews)

You might enjoy the shopping while in Kallio. Hakaniemi Market Square is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Kaenkuja Station or Haapaniemi Station to see more of the city.

Kallio
Katajanokka featuring heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Katajanokka

4.5/5Wonderful!(66 area reviews)

Known for its ample dining options and captivating waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Katajanokka. You can visit top attractions like Uspenski Cathedral and Allas Sea Pool, and jump on the metro at Merisotilaantori Station or Puolipaivankatu Station to see more of the city.

Katajanokka