Established as a trading town in 1550, Initially the area of Helsinki is inhabited by Tavastians and used for fishing and hunting, the settlement of Tavastians date backs to 14th century. Helsinki is the capital and the most populous municipality of Finland and the largest city in the country which comes with an abundance of lakes, a coastline of bays and inlets. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki has by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country’s most important centre for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is 80 kilometres north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 kilometres east of Stockholm, Sweden and 390 kilometres west of saint Petersburg, Russia and has close historical ties with these cities.
Helsinki is a city known as the design capital of the world and a hub for design and architecture and serving world cuisines in their lovely cafes and restaurants. some of the Must visit places in Helsinki are Helsinki cathedral, the orthodox church, National Museum of Arts and the rock church. The city is well connected by trams. Helsinki is also the best place for shopping starting from major European brands to local Finnish brands but a bit expensive. The city is full of Indian restaurants with delicious food.
Helsinki is served by Helsinki international airport which is well connected to many European and Asian countries.You can reach Helsinki from India by flight.
Book a flight from major international airports in India-New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
Best time/season to visit helsinki?
The best time to visit Helsinki in from May to September with mildest weather and greatest number of attractions and with higher prices.
Helsinki in spring (April-June)
Visiting Helsinki in summer (July-August)
Visiting Helsinki in Autumn (September-November)
Visiting Helsinki in winter (November-February)
Local transportation in helsinki?
Helsinki is a beautiful and small city in Finland. Getting around the city is very simple and hassle free as there are various mode of transportation.
Types of transportation Helsinki offers to its tourists and locals-
Buses,Cabs,Bike/Car Renting,Metro,Local Train,By foot.