Helsinki
by Taru from Wowanders | tarutravels.com
29 Jun 2020 - 29 Jun 2020
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As the country's capital Helsinki offers almost anything to everyone. For luxury lovers you have several 5* hotels, Michelin star restauratns, spas and more. For museum lovers there are Kiasma, Ateneum and several others museums, and of coruse we should forget the amazing nature and parks accessible even in the city center. - - - - - - - 🇫🇮 - - - - - - - Helsinki on erinomainen lomakohde kaikenlaisille matkaajille. Luksusta hakevalle kaupungista löytyy useita 5* hotelleja, Michelin ravintoloita ja erinomaisia kauneuhoitoloita, kulttuurinystävälle kaupunki tarjoaa Kiasmasta lähtien laajan valikoiman museoita, ja lisäksi jopa kaupungin keskustassa pääsee nauttimaan upeasta luonnosta ja puistoista.
Hotel St. George
Hotel
Helsinki, Finland
Luxurious new 5* hotel right in the center. Amazing service and brekkie. I just wish the entrance would be a bit nicer, but love their winter garden lounge and the spa saunas - great for relaxation! The cheapest rooms are too small for a 5* hotel.
Hotel Haven
Hotel
Helsinki, Finland
My absolute favourite hotel in Helsinki ❤️
Lilla Roberts
Hotel
Helsinki, Finland
Very nice hotel in good location and with friendly staff. Lovely rooms and good value for money!
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Löyly
Sauna / Steam Room
Helsinki, Finland
Huge restaurant with even bigger terrace by the sea. Also has sauna. Beautiful wooden building and thus a landmark on its own. Great on a sunny day. Food not recommended, go for drinks.
Baskeri & Basso
Bistro
Helsinki, Finland
Superb good in casual environment. Must book month in advance.
Wino
Modern European Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Excellent large tapas, focusing on finnish ingredients. Casual with focus on wines.
Shelter
Modern European Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Never fails! Also love the decor, you feel like in being in a cool bistro in NYC!
Sky Room
Roof Deck
Helsinki, Finland
Offers spectacular views across the city, along with great drinks.
Gaijin
Asian Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Never fails. Especially last time had simply amazing service. Focuses on asian flavours and shared plates. Everything is good on the menu. Great cocktails. During summer also small terrace.
Kappeli
Café
Helsinki, Finland
Perfect place to enjoy some salmon soup (one of the most favourite Finnish foods). Has both cafe and restaurant, and located next to harbor. Large windows enable watching people in Esplanadi Park.
The Wintergarden Bar
Hotel Bar
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful and often pretty empty lounge in a 5* hotel St George
Rupla
Café
Helsinki, Finland
Artsy cafe restaurant with great vegetarian focused brunch on weekends. Tasty food, many salads, great cakes & desert. One non veg main course atleast on Sundays. Only issue is that sometime they run out of food or replenish slowly. Also good lunch.
Ravintola Sipuli
Theme Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
High end good restaurant with long tradition. I mainly come here for corporate dinners or Xmas dinner as Shelter restaurant downstairs is must more my style
Garden by Olo
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Superb food! Perfectly cooked, beautiful and tasty dishes. Friendly service and great bread. Loved also the atmosphere in the courtyard with plenty plants.
Ravintola Olo
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
This Michelin star restaurant surely has worked hard to get its star. Food was truly beautiful and some plates amazing. But it is super expensive and personally prefer Olo Garden with less fuss and lower prices.
Restaurant Ask
Scandinavian Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
My favourite Michelin star restaurant in Helsinki
Ragu
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Fabulous but expensive food. Finnish fine dining. Menus 60e+ Reducing one star for rude waitress - clearly she had either a bad day or just didn't like us.
Boulevard Social
Mediterranean Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Very good semi-casual Middle Eastern / Mediterranean restaurant. Large portions best for sharing.
Grotesk Bar
Cocktail Bar
Helsinki, Finland
Hip, popular and stylish bar in the centre. Come for cocktails or just mingling.
Brasserie Kämp
Bistro
Helsinki, Finland
THE spot for afternoon tea. Located in a 5 star hotel so service is exquisite, bus surprisingly both the afternoon tea and dinner (which is also very good) are very decently priced. Tea with plenty snacks 25€, menus mostly <50€.
Fabrik
Bistro
Helsinki, Finland
Very good french inspired food in a casual setting with great french wines 😊
Plein
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Great casual fine dining bistro. Nordics meet Mediterranean. Super friendly service, great value for money (3 courses 36€).
Sentro
Filipino Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Great food with very decent prices. Surprised that it had so few other diners, will definitely go again. Also friendly service.
Chihuahua Julep
Cocktail Bar
Helsinki, Finland
Great cocktails and table service in a mobile phone free area lounge bar. Signature dishes many come with little savoury or sweet treats! Great service.
Old Boy BBQ
Korean Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Very good modern Korean restaurant. Some have had varying quality of dishes but I've always enjoyed. Service average but absolutely love the feel of the restaurant and very unique for Helsinki.
Ravintola Andrea
Turkish Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Excellent buffet breakfast (but expensive: 29€) at the restaurant of St. Georg hotel. Great choice of charcuteri and cheese, omelettes, fruits, fresh juice, deserts... Anything you could want.
The Bull and the Firm
Cocktail Bar
Helsinki, Finland
Great casual spot in Sörnäinen. Very good food, e.g. excellent lemon risotto. Highly recommend taking several different dishes and sharing.
Liberty or Death
Cocktail Bar
Helsinki, Finland
Great cocktails in a small cocktail bar/lounge where you feel like in New York. Table service which is both knowledgeable, friendly and fast.
Restaurant Lily Lee
Asian Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Great modern asian dishes inspired by China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. By no other than Tomi Björk who's behind also many other great restaurants in the city. Plates are designed for sharing or you can also order a tasting menu. Great cocktails & wines.
Uspenskin katedraali
Church
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful church especially in evening light
Esplanadin puisto
Park
Helsinki, Finland
Great park/green bulevard in city center. Great for people watching. Very popular on a sunny day.
Tuomiokirkko
Church
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful and impressive church. The most known landmark of Helsinki.
Finlandia-talo
Helsinki, Finland
Designed by Alvar Aalto, famous Finnish architect. Hosts huge conferences and events. Main interest are the events indoor. By Töölönlahti Bay.
Kiasma
Art Museum
Helsinki, Finland
Very good museum of modern art, has sometimes good special exhibitions
Pornaistenniemi, lintutorni - bird watching tower
Scenic Lookout
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful recreation / walking area by the sea. Great both during summer and winter.
Suomen Kansallismuseo (Suomen Kansallismuseo (National Museum of Finland))
History Museum
Helsinki, Finland
National museum of Finland hosts both permanent and changing exhibitions.
Töölönlahden puisto
Park
Helsinki, Finland
One of the best walks in Helsinki is around Töölönlahti (Töölö bay) leaving from Finlandia hall. Beautiful any time of the year.
Ateneum
Art Museum
Helsinki, Finland
Maybe the most prestigious museum in Helsinki, hosts beautiful art exhibitions in this really beautiful building.
Suomenlinna / Sveaborg (Suomenlinna)
Island
Helsinki, Finland
Island with an old fortress in front of Helsinki. Ferry leaves from Kauppatori. Popular for picnic. Also has restaurants. Must see in Helsinki on good weather.
Allas Sea Pool
Pool
Helsinki, Finland
Floating (heated) swimming pools in city center, also have saunas with beautiful views of the harbour. Stunning views from the roofdeck which is free to visit. Open all year round.
Amos Rex
Art Museum
Helsinki, Finland
Changing world class exhibitions.
Stockmann
Department Store
Helsinki, Finland
No.1 department store in Helsinki. Not only good for fashion and beauty products, but also plenty souvenirs. Summer terrace on top floor.
Keskustakirjasto Oodi
Library
Helsinki, Finland
Stunning architectural masterpiece
Seurasaari / Fölisön
Island
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful island and also home to an open air museum about Finnish history. Many walking trails, cafe etc.
Musiikkitalo
Concert Hall
Helsinki, Finland
An amazing venue for concerts, perfect acustics.
Sibelius Monument
Monument / Landmark
Helsinki, Finland
St. George Care - Spa & Gym
Spa
Helsinki, Finland
Wonderful spa in the St George hotel. Book a massage or treatment and relax before and after in the tranquil lounge, swimming pool or one of the two saunas. Perfect relaxation.
Float Kallio
Spa
Helsinki, Finland
Spend an hour floating and relaxing in these float boxes. Unique and meditative experience. Especially for those looking to escape the sounds the city and enjoying meditation.
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