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From the nation’s vibrant capital city to quaint port towns and pristine wilderness areas, Southern Finland is a tourist region with varied attractions. The region stretches from Finland’s border with Russia, along the Gulf of Finland to the Baltic Sea and out across an archipelago of 6,500-plus islands. Southern Finland is also one of the country’s earliest inhabited regions, making it a destination loved by history buffs as well as outdoor enthusiasts.
The region’s heart is the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Its galleries, museums, cafés and centuries-old landmarks exude an air of sophistication and cultural vibrancy. Visit the Ateneum Art Museum and the grandiose Helsinki Cathedral. Attend free festivals at Esplanade Park and tour the UNESCO-protected Soumenlinna Sea Fortress.
Travel inland from Helsinki to Hämeenlinna, famous for its medieval castle and the Aulanko Nature Reserve. Head along the eastern coast to Kotka, a gateway to beach, sailing, rafting and islands trips. Nearby Hamina is recognizable for its wooden architecture and star-shaped forts. Pick berries while walking around the lakes and woods in Kouvola.
A 2-hour drive west of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest city, Turku, which dates back to the 1200s. Keep heading west to unwind at the tranquil summer retreat of Naantali and admire the wooden houses of storybook Rauma on the west coast. Relax on pristine beaches in Hanko and learn about Finnish mining history in Lohja.
Dedicate time to exploring Southern Finland’s beguiling national parks. Hike amid the pine forests, hills and lakes of Repovesi National Park and spot myriad birdlife in Torronsuo National Park. Noux National Park offers excellent hiking and camping close to Helsinki. Rent a bike and discover the quiet country roads of the coastal Uusimaa region.
Island-hop around the Åaland Islands, an autonomous, Swedish-speaking archipelago located at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia. Worth visiting are Brändö, Kumlinge, Kökar, Sottunga and Vårdö.
Reach Southern Finland by flying to Helsinki. Then travel between destinations by bike, boat, rented car and public buses. Summer temperatures are mild and enhanced by the extraordinary midnight sun. With the cold and snowy winter months come opportunities to spot the dazzling northern lights.
Located in Kamppi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Church of Helsinki and Ateneum Art Museum. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Helsinki Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.
It’s just a 5-minute drive from Helsinki Airport to this conveniently placed hotel. A free shuttle runs from the hotel to the airport between 3 AM and 2:35 PM and shuttle from the airport to the hotel between 3 PM and 2:33 AM every 30 minutes. To arrange transport from the airport to the hotel outside of these times, please contact the hotel in advance. It’s a 10-minute walk to Jumbo Shopping Centre and Flamingo Spa, a sprawling mall and entertainment complex.
Hotel Arthur is in downtown Helsinki, a 5-minute walk from Railway Square and the Finnish National Theatre. Guests can explore the rest of the city via Kaisaniemi Metro Station, 2 blocks away. For a spot of culture, guests can visit the Ateneum art museum, a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
The free airport shuttle to the hotel takes only 5 minutes, and downtown Helsinki is less than half an hour away by taxi. It's a 15-minute walk to Flamingo Entertainment Complex, where guests can browse the 120 stores of Jumbo Shopping Center, or swim and splash around at Aquapark Flamingo.
Hilton Helsinki Airport is a 3-minute walk from the main terminal of Helsinki-Vaanta Airport, and has a covered walkway offering guests direct access. It's a 30-minute drive to downtown Helsinki, where guests can explore the Design District, and tour shops, museums, and the harbor.
Located in Kamppi, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamppi Center and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Ateneum Art Museum and National Museum are also within 15 minutes.
This family-friendly Helsinki hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hietalahti Flea Market, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and Ateneum Art Museum. National Museum and Finlandia Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
The chic Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is right in Helsinki’s city center, 1 block from the city’s main train station and public transport hub. The slots and table games at Casino Helsinki are just across the street, and the artworks of Ateneum Helsinki are a 5-minute walk.