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7 Mar 2024

Top places in Finland, especially in it's capital, Helsinki

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You do not know where to go to spend your holiday? Here we are providing lots of tourist attractions that you can visit in Finland with either your family, your soulmates, or your friends!

1. Finland’s Hall

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This Hall is a concert and convention hall that was designed by Alvar Aalto and was built-in 1971. North of the Municipal Museum in Helsinki, on the edge of Töölö Bay (Töölönlahti), is Finlandia Hall, a concert and convention hall designed by Alvar Aalto and built in 1971 with the white marble facade of Carrara. Marble is also used inside the structure. Details appear on hardwood and ceramics. The main concert auditorium is an amazing site and is famous for its acoustics. Another prominent feature is the wide Venetian stairs that lead from the ground floor to the main auditorium and chamber music room.

2. Hanko

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A beautiful seaside town, 130 kilometers west of the capital of Finland. The architecture of this city will reveal its history with a mixture of Swedish and Russian styles. The city of Hanko is flooded with amazing cafes and restaurants.

3. Ateneum (Finnish National Gallery)

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On the southern side of Helsinki's Station Square is the National Museum of Art, usually known as Ateneum after the name of the impressive neoclassical building it inhabits. The same building also houses the famous Academy of the Finnish Arts. Designed by Theodor Höijer and completed in 1887, Ateneum keeps a collection of the best Finnish historic works of art and contemporary art in his gallery.

4. Helsinki Olympic Stadium Vestman

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To the north of the Finnish Hall, at the top of Töölönlahti lake is the old Trade Fair Hall, and beyond this is the Olympic Stadium (1938), with a tower as high as 72 meters from where there is a beautiful view of the city - and an elevator. Finland was awarded the Olympics before the advent of World War II and the Soviet invasion of the country.

Canceled during the war, the Olympics were finally held in Helsinki in 1952. Inside the stadium is the Finnish Sports Museum, and at the front entrance is a statue of the great Finnish Olympic runner, Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973). To the east is the Swimming Stadium, and to the north, the Ice Stadium. Outside the lawn, in front of the Swimming Stadium lies the City Park, a sea of flowers in summer and the perfect place for a picnic. Swimming Stadium is open for visitors in summer with very good facilities.

5. Market Square (Kauppatori)

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Market Square (Kauppatori) is the main planned and paved square in central Helsinki and is one of the most famous outdoor markets in northern Europe. Limiting the Baltic Sea, at the eastern end of Esplanadi, it is full of stands that sell Finnish food, flowers, and tourist souvenirs, and there are often fishing boats lined up in the water selling seafood directly from boats. In winter, market stalls are protected under tents, and there are market halls all year round with more traders. Visitors must pay close attention to their food, seagulls in large and impudent markets and will pick food from unsuspecting visitors.

6. Suomenlinna

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One of the historical tours that must be visited is Suomenlinna. The fortified island named Suomenlinna is part of the City of Helsinki. Sveaborg Fortress (Swedish Castle) dominates Suomenlinna. Fort Sveaborg Suomenlinna is included in the list of UNESCO world heritage monuments.

7. Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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It is an amusement park with more than 50 rides and roller coasters, as well as monorails and towers with beautiful views. It is located in the east of the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. The park opened on May 27, 1950, and it is owned by Lasten Päivän Säätiö. Do not need to worry if you are hungry because you can also find restaurants there, complete with many shops. Prices and entry times vary throughout the year and change frequently so be sure to check the website for the latest information.

8. Temppeliaukio Church

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If you want to visit a unique church, go to Temppeliaukio Kirkko or Church of the Rock. This is an amazing Lutheran church that was built into solid stone in the 20th century. The first construction began in the 1930s, then stopped during World War II. It started again in 1968 after the second design competition. The result is an interior built of solid stone, with sunlight flowing down through the copper dome; Morning is a good time to visit when sunlight illuminates the interior. The church has very good acoustics and is often used as a concert venue.

9. Helsinki Cathedral

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White Cathedral in Helsinki is an impressive site when the sky is blue. This church was designed by the same architect who designed Senate Square. It was originally called the Church of St. Nicholas after the Russian tsar, but his name was changed when Finland gained independence from Russia in 1917, this neoclassical Lutheran Church, which is reminiscent of ancient Greek buildings, is located in the Senate Square. Built-in 1830, this church has white columns and a zinc statue of 12 Apostles on the roof. If snacking in an unusual place of interest to you, the cafe was once a basement.

10. Lapland

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Extraordinary aurora can be enjoyed in Lapland on clear starry nights in winter. The visitors have a high chance to witness the magical phenomenon of Aurora. The colors of green, blue, yellow, purple and red dance in the sky and make anyone who comes to this tourist spot in Finland, will feel like he was in a fairyland.

11. Sibelius Monument and Park

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The monument of Finland's greatest composer was inaugurated in 1967. The monument was formed from a collection of large metal pipes that gave rise to the sound of music when the wind blew. through them. This monument is located in one of the beautiful parks in the capital of Finland.

12. Seurasaari

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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum offers the best way to learn about how Finns live in years gone by. Located on one of the islands in Helsinki, 87 buildings from all over the country have been moved here. Some farms and stables are four centuries old, though most are from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The museum has been open since 1909 but is closed during the winter months. Visitors recommend a picnic lunch to eat while you roam the field. This is the largest outdoor museum in Finland, with guides dressed in costumes that show activities of daily life.

13. Central Park (Keskuspuisto)

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Central Park is a park in Helsinki, Finland. It has an area of 10 square kilometers. The park stretches 10 kilometers from the Gulf of Töölönlahti in the south to the border of Helsinki and Vantaa in the north. The park is a wilder forest than a manicured park. It is loaded with bicycles and footpaths and other activity areas.

14. Aland Islands

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This small region in Finland is an archipelago located in the Baltic Sea. A well-developed ferry transportation system makes access to the Aland Islands quite easy. In Aland Islands tourists can explore medieval ruins, or venture around deserted islands, enjoy beautiful sea views, or try kayaking and boating. In the city center, there are cosmopolitan eateries and accommodations.

15. Esplanadi Park

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Esplanadi Park has been a good place to relax and unwind from busy Helsinki since 1812. It is a great place to see and be seen, meet with friends for a picnic or attend a fashion show and jazz concert. For this and other reasons, the park which is located in the heart of Helsinki between two busy streets is very popular among locals. This is a place where locals and visitors can enjoy spacious green spaces, relax in old cafes, or be entertained by everyone from street performers to chamber orchestras. This is the most famous park in Helsinki.

16. Urho Kekkonen

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This national park is the second largest in Finland. Here there are still native Sami people who practice traditional reindeer grazing in the area. Clear streams, deep canyons, and bumpy hills form a stunning natural landscape in Urho Kekkonen.

17. Korkeasaari Zoo

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Founded in the 1880s, the Korkeasaari Zoo is one of the oldest in the world and has a prime place for exceptional breeding programs for endangered species. They are very successful by breeding leopards and other large cats, such as the Amur and Siberian tigers. As in any zoo, the environment has been designed to be as close to the natural habitat as possible, and nearly 1,000 species grow here to mimic the native environment of 150 different animal species

18. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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The Kiasma Museum certainly fits its mission as a place to showcase the best of contemporary Finnish art. The mission began with the building itself, an unusual shaped structure designed by Americans whose vision defeated 515 competitors in 1993. The Kiasma Museum, located near Parliament in downtown Helsinki, is part of the National Gallery of Finland. Inside you will find works by more than 4,000 artists in rectangular rooms with curved walls to promote silence to enhance the enjoyment of art. Changed exhibits make visitors return.

19. Kamppi Chapel

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If you look for solitude for a moment in busy Helsinki, you will find it in the Kamppi Chapel, also known as the Silent Chapel. This is an ecumenical chapel sponsored by the Helsinki parish and the city's Social Service as a place to calm down when life gets too busy. It was located on the Narinkkatori square, in an innovative designed wooden building that looked like a high oval dish rather than a chapel. Because it is close to several shopping centers, it might be just what you need after shopping until you drop.

20. Olavinlinna Castle

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The castle overlooking Lake Saimaa is surrounded by extraordinary views. This castle used to hold an Annual Opera Festival, which attracted tourists from all over the world. The castle is open to the public every day and offers a tour accompanied by a guide who will explain everything about Olavinlinna castle.

21. Levi

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Visitors who come to this Finnish tourist spot usually go skiing. The facilities at Levi are modern and clean. Several dining and nightlife options cater to skiers at the Levi Resort. There are many snow-related activities offered at Levi such as snowboarding and reindeer safari. Don't miss a visit to Levin Iglut Resort because there is a glass-roofed igloo which is a shame if you don't take pictures there.

22. Archipelago National Park

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Abbreviated as ANP, this place was established in 1983. One interesting thing about ANP is the mixture of Finnish, Russian and Swedish culture here. ANP has a very cool air with a calm sea atmosphere so it is perfect for someone who wants to release fatigue. At this location, visitors are given the freedom to choose the boat they want to use during the trip. At this location, you will be free to explore the islands that are nearby such as Jurmo, Noto, Houtsar, and Aspo Islands. To go to these islands, there are two choices of vehicles namely sailboats or motorboats. For those of you who like to fish for big fish, ANP is one of the most recommended spots in Finland.

23. Tapiola

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Finland's tourist attractions this one is across the Seurasaari bay, near Helsinki. Built-in the 1950s as a modern urban planning model, now the city has the feel of a Star Trek set.

24. Uspensky Cathedral

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Uspenski Cathedral, which honors the death of the Virgin Mary, is a magnificent building on the Katajanokka peninsula overlooking Helsinki. The Eastern Orthodox Cathedral is made of red bricks with golden domes and 13 green onions, which represent Christ and the 12 apostles. This is the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. Built-in the 1860s, this model was modeled after a 16th-century church near Moscow. The church is filled with beautiful icons and chandeliers, one of which is said to do wonders. This is a good representation of Russia's influence in Finland, which was once part of Russia.

25. Kemi Ice Castle

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This is the biggest ice castle in the world. Finland's tourist attractions include a hotel, a restaurant with cups made of ice, an art gallery, and a chapel. Many tourists from all over the world come to get married or be baptized in the Kemi Chapel.

26. Rovaniemi

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Have you ever heard of the beauty of the aurora borealis? Well, one of which you can enjoy in Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is located in northern Finland which is the capital of the Lapland province and is the home of Santa Claus. Rovaniemi is located in the Arctic Circle, if you want to see the aurora, there is no better place than here. Because in Lapland, aurora can appear 200 nights a year, including the famous aurora borealis

To see the beauty of the aurora borealis,you can come here during winter. Not only aurora borealis, but you can also enjoy Northern Lights.

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