Helsinki Holidays

Finland
Long cold winters mean that Helsinki, the capital of Finland, comes doubly alive in the summer. The snow melts away from the bike trails lining the city and outdoor cafes spring up everywhere. This is a good time to visit Suomenlinna, a fascinating sea fortress dating to the mid-1700s. The …

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How to get to Helsinki

Here's what you need to know about getting to Helsinki. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Helsinki takes 3 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Helsinki

Typical Holiday Price

£806 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Helsinki varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

February

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Helsinki.

Things to see and do in Helsinki

Jaak Treiman | Trip by SkyscannerFortress of Suomenlinna
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aron Gimesi | Trip by SkyscannerHelsinki Cathedral (Suurkirkko)
Helsinki Cathedral (Suurkirkko)
Benjamin Haines | FlickrTemppeliaukio Church
Temppeliaukio Church
Anosmia | FlickrMarket Square
Market Square
Cha già José | FlickrSenate Square (Senaatintori)
Senate Square (Senaatintori)
hsivonen | FlickrSeurasaari Open-Air Museum
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
dalbera | FlickrKiasma
Kiasma
Rob Hurson | FlickrSibelius Monument
Sibelius Monument
vestman | FlickrKaivopuisto
Kaivopuisto
Adrián Pérez | FlickrUspenski Cathedral
Uspenski Cathedral

Reviews of Helsinki

Maja KB
Maja KB
06/09/2019

Loved it soooo much!!! Very nice and cosy and calm. Don't miss the sauna and swimming in the sea and karelian pies

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco
28/02/2019

Helsinki truly surprised me with its vibrant cafe culture, surrounding nature, and relaxing saunas. I highly recommend visiting, and it feels very safe as a solo female traveler.

Carolina Félix
Carolina Félix
11/12/2018

Helsinki it's an amazing city but the best part is for sure it surroundings full of nature. Suomenlinna and Seurasaari are little islands around the city that have pure beauty and nature. if you want to be a little bit adventorus and see the wild like of northen countries then you shoul

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang
05/12/2018

We start our tour through the city centre, with a visit to Senate Square, flanked by the Helsinki Cathedral, Government Palace, University Helsinki and National Library. Then proceed to the Rock Church (Temppeliau kio) visit the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe: Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and have a photostop at the artistic Sibelius Monument.

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