Our tips for summery Helsinki
Luckily the days are long in Helsinki, as the city offers plenty to do from morning until well into the white Nordic night. We asked our hosts to share their top tips for memorable summer moments.
What to do in Helsinki? Enjoy summery Helsinki with our seven tips for memorable moments!
1. Anchors away!
Helsinki is the gateway to the spectacularly beautiful archipelago of the Gulf of Finland. Water taxis invite adventurers to explore nearby islands and enjoy untouched nature. Gaze out to the sea, let your mind relax and your imagination fly. You can even do all of this in one of many fantastic island restaurants.
Read our tips for best island trips here
2. The sauna is hot
The sauna culture of Helsinki is booming. Whether you prefer the traditional experience, the wonders of wooden architecture, or a dip in the sea by the Market Square, Helsinki has a suitable sauna for you. More than one, in fact, if you can handle it!
Click here to discover the best Helsinki sauna for you
3. Nourish your soul in the forest
The forest has a special place in many a Finn’s heart. It’s empowering, it’s refreshing, and it’s exhilarating. It’s good for the body and mind. The nearest forests are just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Helsinki. Are you ready to discover the Finnish soul?
4. Open your eyes to art of Helsinki
Helsinki ranks among Europe’s best cities for lovers of art. Its museums alone keep art aficionados busy for days. Best of all, Helsinki’s best galleries are just around the corner or across the park from Hotel St. George.
Check out our art-tastic tour of the Helsinki city
5. Walk and run Helsinki
Helsinki is a mini metropolis. You can discover it by walking, biking and running, just like the locals. Ask our reception for Nordic walking sticks, a bicycle or a jogging map, and Helsinki will be yours.
6. Fancy a facial?
Every traveller needs a little relaxation. Our Spa’s Copper Illuminating facial will leave your complexion glowing with a gentle peel and a scented mask to nourish the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
7. The world’s best Helsinki guidebook
Locals and visitors alike are raving about the Monocle travel guide to Helsinki, which is bursting with the wonders of the city. Get your copy from the only Monocle Shop in the Nordic countries, next to the St. George Bakery.
See the opening times for St. George Bakery and Monocle Shop
Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo (c) Amos Rex, Esa Laukkanen
Published date: 31.07.2019