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Helsinki Vacation

Helsinki overview

Visitors to Helsinki have positive things to say about this family-friendly city and its restaurants. There's a nice selection of cafés to enjoy during your stay. In Helsinki, you can take in local culture at top places like Ateneum Art Museum and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Popular sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square won't disappoint.

Where to stay in Helsinki

Whether you're planning a longer vacation or a weekend getaway, Helsinki has the right accommodation for you. There are 115 hotels in Helsinki and you can shop as many as 352 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 51%. We have room prices starting at 23 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Helsinki as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 7 5-star hotels from 86 USD per night
  • • 89 4-star hotels from 84 USD per night
  • • 38 3-star hotels from 59 USD per night
  • • 18 2-star hotels from 23 USD per night

How to get to Helsinki

Fly into Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa), 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from central Helsinki.

Train stations include:
  • • Helsinki Central Station (0.1 mi/0.2 km from the city center)
  • • Mikonkatu Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km from the city center)
  • • Kolmikulma Station (0.3 mi/0.4 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • Ylioppilastalo Station (0.1 mi/0.1 km from the city center)
  • • Rautatieasema Station (0.1 mi/0.2 km from the city center)
  • • Rautatientori Station (0.1 mi/0.2 km from the city center)

What to see around Helsinki

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • South Harbour Olympia Terminal
  • • Helsinki Olympia Terminal
  • • Helsinki West Terminal
  • • West Harbour Terminal
  • • Helsinki Vuosaari Hansa Terminal
The area is known for its family-friendly attractions such as:
  • • Allas Sea Pool
  • • Linnanmaki Amusement Park
  • • Helsinki Zoo
Here are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Stockmann
  • • Forum Shopping Centre
  • • Kamppi Center
  • • Kauppahalli
  • • Hietalahti Flea Market
Popular places include:
  • • Ateneum Art Museum
  • • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
  • • Helsinki Cathedral
  • • Senate Square
  • • National Museum

When to visit Helsinki

If you're just starting to think about trip planning, you may be curious about the best time to visit. Here's a list of seasonal norms to help you arrange your travel schedule:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 38°F day, 14°F night
  • • April-June: 70°F day, 26°F night
  • • July-September: 72°F day, 41°F night
  • • October-December: 53°F day, 20°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.20 inches
  • • April-June: 0.20 inches
  • • July-September: 0.24 inches
  • • October-December: 0.24 inches

Helsinki travel guides