Helsinki - a lively maritime city

The symbol of Helsinki is the brilliant white cathedral known in Finnish as Tuomiokirkko that towers above Senate Square. Helsinki offers architectural jewels, international top design, hot fashion names, and grand outdoor events and festivals in the city's heart. Within the past few years, Helsinki has emerged as an internationally significant trendsetter, while retaining its soft nature typical of a small town.

On 27 May 2024, the City of Helsinki will be honoured to host the event unveiling the latest MICHELIN Stars for Nordic restaurants.

Book a trip to Helsinki from Stockholm or Tallinn.

Tallink Silja Line terminals in Helsinki:

Olympia terminal, South Harbor (Silja Serenade & Silja Symphony to/from Stockholm)

West Harbour T2 (Tallink Shuttles MyStar & Megastar and Victoria I to/from Tallinn)


We offer plenty of high-quality hotels in the Helsinki area if you need accommodation. You can easily book a package together with a sea trip and explore Helsinki. On this page we introduce a couple of choices -  you can find many more on our booking system.


5 reasons to travel to Helsinki

International city of culture
Helsinki has really invested in culture, and it has been noticed! In 2000, Helsinki was named Europe's Capital of Culture. Just in one day, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Helsinki, get to know the city's unique architecture and visit the best cultural attractions.


Maritime atmosphere
If you are looking for a perfect mix of city and nature, Helsinki is the place for you. Here you are close to nature and fresh sea air. Start the day peacefully with a walk on the seafront or in the woods, move on to a museum or real Finnish sauna and end the day with dinner in local restaurant.


Easy to explore
Helsinki is easy place to get around! With a day-ticket for public transportation you can have a convenient access to all areas of the city by metro, tram, bus or commuter train. Rent a city bike or simply stroll around, or hop on a ferry to some of Helsinki's charming islands.


Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
A short ferry ride from Helsinki Marketplace and you will find the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. It was originally a base for the archipelago fleet, today it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island with several restaurants and cafes is perfect escape from the pulse of the city!


A city for the kids
Helsinki is a destination for the whole family! The capital of Finland offers lots of activities for the youngest members of the family. Take the kids to the underwater zoo Sea Life, discover Linnanmäki amusement park or go on an adventure indoors in the activity hall SuperPark or Korkeasaari Zoo.




A taste of Finnish culture and the scent of the sea

Fortress of Suomenlinna

Unesco Heritage site

The historical Fortress of Suomenlinna is one of Finland's most popular sights. It attracts more than 700,000 visitors every year. Our ships Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony pass by every day! Be sure to be on the deck with your camera!

Plan your visit to the Fortress here

Scandinavian Design

Helsinki has its own Design District, an area to the south of the Esplanade that is home to around 200 design attractions, from shops to galleries, studios to museums, and design offices to museums and restaurants.

Stay more than one day and book a hotel overnight!

Experience something new

Helsinki is full of interesting sights and things to do all year round! One of the newest art museums is Amos Rex. Find out your own favorite attractions, events, restaurants, and travel tips! on MyHelsinki webisite

See and do tips in Helsinki →