Discover Helsinki in 48 Hours

Welcome to a new Tour Travel & More adventure. This time, we’re heading into the heart of Scandinavia to discover a hidden gem: Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland. Join us on a 48-hour journey as we explore the rich culture, stunning architecture and exquisite cuisine this city has to offer. Get ready for an unforgettable experience – check out our private tours here! 

Day 1: Welcome to Helsinki

Our adventure begins upon landing at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. From the very first moment, you will feel the warmth and efficiency of the Finnish welcome. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, the airport is a testament to the attention to detail that characterises this city.

Our first destination is the city centre, home to the iconic Senate. This impressive public space is the heart of Helsinki and the perfect starting point for exploring the city. We will stroll through the Senate Square, surrounded by majestic neoclassical buildings, and stop to admire the majestic Helsinki Cathedral, an architectural icon of the city.

After this dose of culture and architecture, it’s time to satisfy your appetite. At the Kauppatori Market, located in the harbour, you can sample delicious Finnish dishes such as smoked salmon, reindeer meatballs and, of course, the famous rye bread. Accompany your meal with a local beer or a refreshing cranberry drink, a Finnish speciality.

In the afternoon, head to the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art for a unique cultural experience. Here, contemporary artworks by Finnish and international artists are on display, offering a fascinating insight into modern creativity.

Tip: Don’t forget to take a stroll through Esplanadi Park, an oasis of greenery in the city centre, before returning to your accommodation. The relaxing atmosphere and designer shops make it a lovely place to spend time.

Day 2: Exploring Nature and History

We begin the second day of our getaway with a visit to the beautiful Sibelius Park. This park commemorates the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and is filled with sculptures inspired by his music. It is a peaceful place to enjoy nature and take panoramic photos of the Helsinki coastline.

Next, we will delve into the history of Finland at the National Museum of Finland. Here, you can explore the rich Finnish history and culture through an impressive collection of artefacts and interactive exhibits.

For lunch, we head to one of the most charming areas of the city: the Kallio district. This bohemian neighbourhood is full of cosy cafes and restaurants serving traditional dishes and international delicacies – take the opportunity to try karjalanpiirakka, a Finnish rice cake!

In the afternoon, we embark on a ferry trip to the island of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This maritime fortress, built in the 18th century, is a window into Finland’s military past and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Helsinki from its ramparts.

Tip: In the evening, return to the waterfront for an unforgettable dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants in the Eira district. The freshness of the ingredients and Finnish culinary creativity will leave you speechless.

Saying goodbye to Helsinki

Our 48-hour trip in Helsinki comes to an end, but the memories that have been created will last forever. Helsinki is a city that perfectly blends modernity with tradition, and around every corner you’ll find something to surprise you.

From its iconic architecture to its appreciation of nature, Helsinki is a destination that has it all. We hope this brief but intense visit has inspired you to explore even more of the wonders this city has to offer. At Tour Travel & More, we’re here to help you plan your next adventure, whether it’s to Helsinki or anywhere else in the world – see you next time!

Posted in Europe, Finland.