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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Island
“You can spend whole day there, minimum 1/2 day. Most popular site of Helsinki. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great museum of contemporary art. There also a nice restaurant in the building.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Street Art
“Go to the 8th floor to experience rooftop bar, where you can also have sushi and other Finnish delicacy. Very pretty and Instagram worthy! ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ateneum is Finland’s best-known art museum and the home of Finnish art. The well-loved works in our collection cover the period from the 19th century to Modernism.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you want to spend time shopping, here you will find a number of brand stores and good restaurants for lunch”
  • 96 locals recommend
Sauna / Steam Room
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“If you are curious about Finnish sauna, this is a good option for a public sauna and dipping yourself in the sea (for the brave)”
  • 151 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Cute amusement park with a wooden rollercoaster from 1952! Only open during the summer season.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Pool
“Public sauna and heated outdoor pool as well as sea pool for year round swimming on a spectacular spot in the city center”
  • 94 locals recommend
Café
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“This place's atmosphere encapsulates the very essence of Finland in the summer: grilling by open fire, buying pancakes or ice-cream, tasting the "Finnish American Dream" of summer cottage atmosphere - close to the heart of Helsinki”
  • 138 locals recommend
Church
“Helsinki's most popular tourist destination and other interesting places nearby. Such as small cafes, the Market Square and the Presidential Palace. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Get the fresh ingredients for your cooking here! Or enjoy lunch made by someone else. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Excellent lunch and brunch and dinners.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Next to Kamppi with walking distance in the center. Enjoy your time in the mall with the dining place on top and ground floors.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“At Kaivopuisto, close by the sea, you experience majority of the embassy's. This area of Helsinki is worth walking through. Easy access and nice walking distance.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Island
“You can catch the bus no 24 to Seurasaari. I usually pack a picnic and fry sausages in the open fire after walking around the island. ”
  • 80 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Moroccan Restaurant
“Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Excellent lunch and brunch and dinners.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Doner Restaurant
“Hate kebab? Me too! But not this place. Their kebab comes with amazing ciabatta-ish bread from a local bakery, a delightfully creative selection of herbs (no lettuce-YASS!) and the ever so delicious apple vinegar sauce. If you've never tried kebab with wine - here's the place to. Ask for their recommendations. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
History Museum
“Probably the most important museum of Finland: The Finnish national museum. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“The restaurant, opened in 1934, server its customers Finnish food and atmosphere. The spirit of the restaurant is created, with a little help from the personnel, by its particular clientele. Restaurant Sea Horse has served Finnish delicates, such as crispy fried Baltic herrings, vorschmack, herring plates and Wiener schnitzels, for as long as 80 years. It’s safe to say that Sea Horse is a part of Finnish restaurant history, perhaps already somewhat of an institution.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“This Thai restaurant is often full of people, but when if you can find room you're in for a treat! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Gastropub
“My favourite pizza-place in Helsinki. All pizzas are excellent, but if you want the real deal go for the beetroot goatcheese pizza! Free live events everyday ranging from small classical ensembles to poetry-jams and underground artists. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Office
“Great selection of noodle, pasta, pizza dishes ...etc. Nice located in the old part of city center. Indochina feel and vibe.”
  • 45 locals recommend

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