Vantaa Tourist Information and Tourism

(Vantaa, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Finland)

Cityscape pictureConsidered to be a part of Greater Helsinki and a satellite suburb of this Finnish capital, Vantaa is actually a city in its own right. Most people arrive at the city's Helsinki Vantaa International Airport, which lies on the north-westerly outskirts and is Finland's biggest airport and a leading world transport hub, offering superb flight connections.

Vantaa and Helsinki are well connected by regular buses and trains, allowing tourists to reach the capital in around half and hour. However, in August, the crowds are coming the other way and people flock to Vantaa from Helsinki and all over Finland, to join in the fun at the enormous Ankkarock Festival.

Head to the Ring Road III for some of the best shopping in Finland, or to the Tikkurila for tourist information at the Vantaa Travel Centre, on the Ratatie. For restaurants and pubs, check out the areas around Jonsaksentie, Myyrmanni and Tikkurilantie.

Photo showing the River Vantaa (Vantaanjoki)

Vantaa Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

Many of Finland's very best tourist attractions are located in nearby Helsinki, although Vantaa does have plenty to offer in the way of sightseeing. The Heureka Science Centre is amongst the main highlights and contains a planetarium (Verne Theatre), being conveniently close to the Tikkurila train station. Close to the city centre is Vantaa's Helsinki Pavil, a spacious pavilion where many live events are hosted. Lovers of architecture should look out for the rather stylish and contemporary Hämeenkylä Church, or if recreational activities are more your thing, then the Outdoor Centre next to Lake Kuusijärvi is for you. More information about Vantaa Tourist Attractions and Landmarks.

Image of the Ankkarock FestivalWith information about a range of different topics, which generally relate to this part of Finland, the museums in Vantaa are extremely appealing and whilst by no means as plentiful as those in Helsinki, still have much to offer. The Vantaa Art Museum is located within the Myyrmäki Hall and regularly features changing art exhibitions from all over Europe, while the City Museum appeals to those wishing to learn more about the history of the city itself and how it has evolved. With over 70 aircraft in all shapes and sizes, don't miss an afternoon out at the airport's acclaimed Finnish Aviation Museum. More information about Vantaa Museums and Art Galleries.

Photo showing nearby Helsinki's cathedralThere is so much worth exploring in this part of Finland that tourists staying in Vantaa almost need another holiday to see the endless sights close by. Helsinki should always be the top of anyone's list, and this capital city contains many exceptional attractions, including the open-air museum of Seurasaari, the theme park of Linnanmäki, and even beach resorts around Hietaranta. Also near to Vantaa and not to be overlooked is the quite enormous Serena Water Park in Espoo, the historical Old Town district of Porvoo, and the shoreline of Lake Tuusulanjarvi, within Finland's municipality of Tuusula. More information about Vantaa Attractions Nearby.

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