Head to Helsinki
Helsinki is the vibrant capital city of Finland. It sits right in the south of the country on the peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, right on the southern tip. Famed for its clean streets, unusual and beautiful architecture and design, staying here is a treat to sights sounds and senses. The main attractions people should visit when in Helsinki, including The National Museum, Houses of Parliament, the Helsinki Opera House and the Kiasma Mosdern Art Museum. Helsinki has a huge history with its artistic side and has 8 art museums in total ranging from traditional Finnish Art to unusual international contemporary art. Helsinki is also incredibly well known for its simple yet contemporary Northwest food and wonderful collection of wine from around the world. The Olo Restaurant is a must visit – if you can book a table – as it was awarded a Michelin Star back in 2011 and since then has won other global and national awards for its stunning food.
One of the major landmarks we would recommend you visit, throughout all of Helsinki, is the 19th Century Cathedral located right within the centre of the city and was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland. The cathedral has superb views overlooking the Senate Square and Harbour as well and is also the oldest part of the city and has impressive historic importance throughout the country.
Now, where to stay? Have a look at the lovely Lilla Roberts hotel, an incredibly elegant and very stylish hotel located in a very desirable area within the city. Simple yet luxurious, the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. This fashionable hotel will make you feel like you are staying in a part of the ‘real’ Helsinki.
Klaus K Hotel is another stylish stay in Helsinki. With a bit more of a modern kick, every room has its own unique style and touch. With an art deco feel oozing throughout it emits a wow factor not experienced anywhere else.
Hotel Kamp was one of the first 5* hotels within Helsinki and still has a timeless and effortless grace about it. The rooms are sumptuous, relaxing and incredibly spacious and the knowledge and efficiency the concierge has is second to none.
Finally, if the above three properties do not appeal, then we have one final one up our sleeve, Hotel Haven. This small and unique hotel is the first hotel in Finland to make it into the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Combining sheer charm and the ultimate in relaxation, this is one of our top choices to stay in Helsinki. Enjoy leisurely breakfasts before you embark on your day of exploring the city, in the Sunmans building (one of the second oldest buildings in Helsinki, with a tonne of history to peruse!) finally, if you don’t fancy venturing out into the heart of the city, then take advantage of the famous Market Square and harbour views whilst enjoying something sumptuous to eat.
If you are planning your city escape to Finland and would like to find out more information about where to stay and what to do, then please get in touch and we can help your plan your city escape!