Helsinki Photos

(Helsinki, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Finland)

Helsinki aerial view
The Gulf of Finland and harbourfront has shaped the layout of the city, being directly responsible for much of its wealth and status.

Picture of Helsinki's canal
Many visitors come to the canal to enjoy a relaxing pleasure cruise of the city.

Helsinki cathedral photograph
The Tuomiokirkko is the city's Cathedral and is a famous landmark in the city centre. Constructed for the Grand Duke Nicholas I (Tsar of Russia), the cathedral is still used as a place of worship, and also stages a host of special events in the course of the year, including important wedding ceremonies.

Image of the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
The city's acclaimed Finlandia Hall is a leading concert hall and is located alongside Toolonlahti Bay. The Finlandia Hall was completed in the early seventies and is very modern and austere in its appearance.

Helsinki harbour view
The harbourfront is a particularly lively part of the city and boasts some excellent views. Large cruise ships regularly dock at the South Harbour and bring literally thousands of tourists to the city each year.

Helsinki Kaivopuisto Park picture
Kaivopuisto Park is a good place to relax away from the city centre, with excellent skyline panoramas. The summer concerts at Kaivopuisto Park are just another good reason to come here.

Photograph of Helsinki's Linnanmaki Amusement Park
The Linnanmaki Amusement Park is located directly to east of the Olympic Stadium and is filled with exciting rides for all of the family. These include a big wheel, a historic rollercoaster and water rapids.

Picture of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and Tower
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium is used to host both sporting events and major concerts. For the very best panoramas of the cityscape, head to the top of the stadium's tower, which is just over 70 metres / 230 feet in height.

View of Helsinki's Uimastadion swimming stadium complex
Open during the summer months, the Uimastadion is a popular outdoor swimming stadium complex and was built for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The Uimastadion opens from May onwards and features a series of swimming pools, fun water slides and seasonal swimming galas.

Waterfront photo of Helsinki
The city's waterfront is always a pleasant place to hang out and is just a short distance from the city centre.