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Helsinki

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The Daughter of the Baltics. Remodeled by Russian czars along the lines of Saint Petersburg, Helsinki manages to combine its role as an international metropolis with small-town charm.

How does Helsinki do it? The city combines old-time port charms with modern vibes. The Swedes established it as a strategic trading port in the 18th century. Helsinki's eclectic mix of styles offers a rare treat for architecture buffs. The buildings combine Nordic Minimalism with Byzantine-Russian, Austrian-influenced Art Nouveau, Neoclassical, and Modernist styles.

The churches in Helsinki are high on the must-see list. You should visit the Lutheran and Russian Orthodox Cathedrals. There's also the 1960s-built Rock Church, blasted from bedrock. And don't miss the impressive Senate Square. Other hits in the center of Helsinki include the classy Esplanade shopping streets and park. Then there's the Sibelius monument and the lively South Harbor market. Save time for a visit to Suomenlinna, a UNESCO-listed fortress archipelago, just a 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki's South Harbor. Here you'll experience scenic tranquility that contrasts with the bustling city. Helsinki's direct flights to North America make it an ideal place to start or finish a tour of the Baltics.

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The views from the ferry to Tallinn alone make Helsinki worth a visit. This city has many architectural curiosities, from its rival Lutheran and Russian Orthodox cathedrals (sitting atop a hill and a rock), which face each other, to art nouveau and modernist structures, such as a church built into bedrock, and another that resembles a skyscraper, a concert hall by Alvar Aalto, and the grounds of the 1952 Summer Olympics. The fortified archipelago of Suomenlinna, once known as the "Gibraltar of the North" is worth the short ferry ride, as these islands, which once guarded the harbor and are the reason the city exists, provide impressive views of the coast, amidst 18th century fortifications.

Where to stay in Helsinki

As you'd expect from a design-forward modern European capital, there's a good choice of boutique and design hotels in Helsinki but if you're looking for something on the quirky side, might we suggest a night in the slammer? A former prison in the Katajanokka district has been converted into a hotel. Conditions are somewhat improved for current guests. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Classic Hotel
Looking to keep it simple and central? Here you'll find nice looking rooms at a budget price. The rooms are smaller, in the city center
Boutique 4-star Hotel
This boutique hotel features minimalist and modest design in the heart of the city.
Luxury Hotel
An elegant hotel set in a beautiful historic building. The perfect option for people seeking luxury.

Things to do in Helsinki

Helsinki might be a relatively modern city but it has plenty of sights to see, and quite spread out. Our favorite way to see these is via the Sustainable City Tour, which will take you around all the highlights. Combine it with a boat tour to see another side of the city too. One place that's well worth visiting on your own is the UNESCO-listed fortress archipelago of Suomenlinna, a 15 minute ferry ride from Helsinki's market square. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Finnish Food and Beer Private Tour
Sunset Sauna Cycle Private Tour
Design District Private Walking Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Helsinki

Spend some time in Helsinki on a tour that takes in other cities in Finland and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Helsinki and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Helsinki vacation packages
Based on 10 reviews
Review by Shelby Lee Mattioli

Shelby Lee Mattioli

New Jersey

JayWay Travel is the most reliable travel service that I have used. You clearly research the hotels that you offer, and your local guides are among the best that I have utilized throughout Europe. The local support received is reliable, and extremely responsive to any issue that arises.

JayWay Travel is the most reliable travel service that I have used. You clearly research the hotels that you offer, and your local guides are among the best that I have utilized throughout Europe. The local support received is reliable, and extremely responsive to any issue that arises.

Year : 2018
Visited : Russia, Finland
Itinerary : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Russia, Finland
Itinerary : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Kerry & Benjamin

Kerry & Benjamin

Australia

Excellent. If you want to design a tour for your personal interests it is the only way to go. Don't bypass the Baltic States! JayWay Travel will make sure you have the best experience. If you want to see the best of Croatia or any of the former Yugoslavia, don't hesitate to contact JayWay Travel. It's personalised to your interests and you will not get better service on the ground.

Excellent. If you want to design a tour for your personal interests it is the only way to go. Don't bypass the Baltic States! JayWay Travel will make sure you have the best experience. If you want to see the best of Croatia or any of the former Yugoslavia, don't hesitate to contact JayWay Travel. It's personalised to your interests and you will not get better service on the ground.

Year : 2018
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Ginger

Ginger

Maryland

JayWay Travel takes care of the details that you would like them to do and leaves you the freedom to just enjoy the trip. We arranged to have JayWay Travel transport us to hotels and airports, book hotels, book our ferry, set up walking tours, book some dinner reservations, and transport us from one country to another. It was just enough assistance to relieve the worry and and yet to make us feel like we were traveling on our own. A perfect balance!

JayWay Travel takes care of the details that you would like them to do and leaves you the freedom to just enjoy the trip. We arranged to have JayWay Travel transport us to hotels and airports, book hotels, book our ferry, set up walking tours, book some dinner reservations, and transport us from one country to another. It was just enough assistance to relieve the worry and and yet to make us feel like we were traveling on our own. A perfect balance!

Year : 2018
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
Rating :
4.8 / 5

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