No matter when you book Helsinki accommodation, you’ll find plenty to do here. If you want to see Helsinki at its most vibrant, visit in the summer. Locals treasure the season, and the city is full of activities, from markets to festivals and fairs. When visiting in the winter, watch the local favourite sport—ice swimming—then say “ei kiitos” (“no thank you!”) and go straight to the hot springs. The Helsinki metro area also encompasses several islands, which you should include in your itinerary. If you're looking for a nice day trip, hop on the ferry across the harbour to the Fortress of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 18th century. For a different island experience, check out Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum to get a glimpse of historical Finnish life. You can also enjoy cultural offerings in the city centre, which is close to many Helsinki hotels. The Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Ateneum Art Museum offer outstanding exhibits year-round, and are sure to please you and your travelling crew.
Flights to Helsinki land at Helsinki Airport, and once you’ve arrived, the metro will be the most efficient method for getting around. Hire a car at the airport if you want to explore the countryside and be on a more flexible schedule. You can also rent a bicycle and join the locals on the trails. Bikes are welcome on the ferries too, making island-hopping easy. Isn't it time to see this city for yourself? Book Helsinki packages with Wotif and save even more.
Hotels in Helsinki start at AU$83 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.