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Helsinki City Breaks

Located on the south coast of Finland, Helsinki has charm and variety of a city built on headlands and islands. Nearly every road in Helsinki ends with a view of the sea, so the scenery in this city is absolutely astoundingly beautiful. It is quite a compact city that is home to many shops, restaurants, entertainment and artistic venues. There is a big colourful market on the South Harbour Quay. History abounds in Senate Square with the Cathedral, the University and the Council of State, so anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the city that they’re staying in will love Helsinki.

Even if you’ve visited Helsinki before, there is always something new to see or do. There are a selection of different tours and activities available in Helsinki, but if you feel like exploring the area yourself, then hiring a car is the best way to get around.


Shopping in Helsinki means that you’ll have a large variety of shops to choose from, the majority of which are extremely eco-friendly. The large selection of eco-friendly gifts that you can bring home as gifts is astounding. If you are shopping in Helsinki then make sure to visit the Design District to find lots of creative products to spend your money on! Helsinki is known internationally for its jewellery and other fashion items, so if fashion is your hobby you won’t be disappointed with this city. Helsinki also has many shopping centres and department stores, so you’ll be spoiled for choice during your city break!

When in Helsinki…

Make sure to visit the Central Market Square (Kauppatori), the Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli), the Presidential Palace (Presidentinlinna) and Esplanade Park!