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Helsinki Holiday Packages

The spirit of Helsinki is driven by its long summer days and is bright enough to endure through dark winters. A European capital known for its thriving art scene and modern architecture, Helsinki enjoys bright daylight during the summer and almost complete darkness in the winter. Regardless of when you arrive for your Helsinki holiday, this metropolis will welcome you with its unique blend of design, history and art.

Things to Do in Helsinki

The Fortress of Suomenlinna is a complex built in the 1700s to defend Finland from invaders. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island is a step into history with museums, old stone walls, cobblestone streets and eateries. It's a short ferry ride from the port of Helsinki, so you can leave behind your Helsinki car hire for the day. Back in the city, check out Temppeliaukio Church west of downtown. This mostly underground building “rocks” in more ways than one: It’s entirely constructed out of its surrounding bedrock. Plus, it’s the frequent site for concerts and performances. Don’t let the drab outside fool you—inside, sunlight streams through the copper ceiling.

Temppeliaukio Church is a modern work of architectural art, but head to the Ateneum Art Museum if you crave more classic creations. Here you'll find the best in Finnish and international art stretching back to the 19th century. Meanwhile, the Design Museum celebrates the extraordinary Finnish contribution to product design and architecture, with thousands of objects, photographs and drawings on display. Aside from artistic outlets, locals meet the darkness of winter with the annual Forces of Light festival. Everyone brings light to the city through fire and colours, creating an incredible energy. Helsinki holiday packages from November or December will allow you to see it for yourself.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Even if you're not on the hunt for a new office chair, a Helsinki shopping excursion should begin in the city's design district. The area located around Dianapuisto Park brings together creatives in fashion, interior design and furniture making to create popular modern styles. If your fashion tastes are more crafty, Hakaniemi Market sells souvenirs and local art, while if you’re interested in international fare, the famous Market Square at Esplanade Park has your number.

Helsinki has an emerging street food scene as well as many sit-down restaurants serving traditional Finnish fare. Finland was promoting farm-to-table before it was cool, so offerings change season-to-season, if not month-to-month; autumn, for example, is the time of lingonberries, goose and hare. Explore your culinary options in the historical and south-of-Esplanadi districts. And while the street food trend is just beginning, the nightclub scene is thriving. Feel the bass in the district of Kallio along the avenue Hameentie. Helsinki also boasts plenty of karaoke bars for those who prefer to belt it out, rather than dance it out.

What's Next?

Helsinki packages include all you need to embark on a great Finland holiday. Wotif will hook you up, whether you're into nightlife, historical fortresses or worshiping inside a rock. Get the lowdown on Helsinki holiday deals that will make your getaway memorable, and book today!

Things to do in Helsinki

It's always great to kick back and let go of some stress, but the best holidays are about having new and different experiences.

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Guide to Exploring Helsinki

Top Helsinki Hotels

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki

Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Kamppi, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hietalahti Flea Market and Helsinki West Terminal. Stockmann and Finlandia Hall are ...

    from NZ$203

    Marski by Scandic

    Marski by Scandic

    Mannerheimintie 10, Helsinki
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      Located in Kamppi, this hotel is steps away from Swedish Theatre and Stockmann. Finlandia Hall and Helsinki Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ylioppilastalo ...

      from NZ$201

      Clarion Hotel Helsinki

      Clarion Hotel Helsinki

        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

        Located in Etelainen District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of West Harbour Terminal and Helsinki West Terminal. Stockmann and Finlandia Hall are also ...

        from NZ$211

        Scandic Park Helsinki

        Scandic Park Helsinki

        Mannerheimintie 46-48, Helsinki
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Etelainen District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Finnish National Opera and Finlandia Hall. Olympic Stadium and Helsinki Ice Hall are ...

          from NZ$158

          Scandic Helsinki Airport

          Scandic Helsinki Airport

          Lentäjäntie 1, Vantaa
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

            Located in Aviapolis, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Finnish Aviation Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Jumbo Shopping ...

            from NZ$173

            Scandic Grand Marina

            Scandic Grand Marina

            Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

              Located in Katajanokka, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Allas Sea Pool, Stockmann and Helsinki Cathedral. Finlandia Hall and Helsinki West Terminal are ...

              from NZ$169

              Scandic Kallio

              Scandic Kallio

              Lantinen Brahenkatu 2, Helsinki
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Keskinen District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Helsinki Street and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Olympic Stadium and Finlandia Hall are ...

                from NZ$132

                Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis

                Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis

                Robert Huberin Tie 6, Vantaa
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  2.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                  Located in Aviapolis, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jumbo Shopping Center and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Finnish Aviation Museum is 0.8 mi (1.3 ...

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                  Scandic Simonkenttä

                  Scandic Simonkenttä

                  Simonkatu 9, Helsinki
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Located in Kamppi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamppi Chapel and Stockmann. Finlandia Hall and Helsinki Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km). ...

                    from NZ$190

                    Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport

                    Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport

                    Karhumäentie 5, Vantaa, Uusimaa
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                      Located in Aviapolis, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Finnish Aviation Museum and Jumbo Shopping Center. Flamingo Entertainment Centre is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...

                      from NZ$194

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