Helsinki is a small, but really great city. There is several green parks and areas and the market where you can buy fresh berries and pees, therefore I would definitely recommend you so visit the city during summer months, if it is a mix of relaxation and sightseeing you are looking for.
If you are going on sightseeing, I would definitely recommend you to see Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress and the Sibelius Monument. Furthermore, the city is a shopping mekka, it has absolute everything!
Helsinki was good for a few days, walking around and seeing the many sights. I think it would be best visited in summer (we went in a rainy winter and it was a bit drab and prevented us from checking out the islands).
We much preferred seeing a different side of Finland in the far, far north.
Had been in Helsinki many years ago and knew there were not many things I am attracted to. In the 3-4 hours we stayed here this time, we found the city had change significantly around the Station area.
Many more shops and places to spend time. We were looking for some Christmas presents but prices and lack of interesting things deterred us. Then we went to the Fish Market and that was a real treat. Many places with excellent Finnish food. Additionally we could buy fantastic smoked salmon. If I stop in Helsinki again in the future I will definitely go there and I highly recommen the place.
Helsinki is a beautiful city in the summer. I absolutely recommend it in the summer time. If you want to come to Finland during winter, then go to North, to Lapland, where you can ski.
Helsinki has a little bit of everything - small beaches during summer, sight-seeing, thou not too big places to see, since it is still a farely small city. The people are nice, but a bit shy. If you need guidance, then just ask the people, they are friendly and will help you, but you have to take the first step with Finnish people overall. Helsinki has great nightlife, and the Finns like to drink, so you will definetly find some clubs, and nice people partying!
This city is not crowded even during the week day. Nice and friendly people. Very clean city, wonderful transportation, equipped with train, bus, tramand metro subway.
Very regular servicing from all the public transport, within few minutes cqn get another ride. Most of the people can understand English although they speak Swiss and Finland own mother tongue.
I believe the winter would be extreamly beautiful there.And in June,there will be free concerts in the city and festival with fantastic experience for you!
The people of Helsinki are very friendly and the city is safe and organized. I would like to go back and the food is great :) I definitely will go back.
However, if you stay near the station you don't need a tram pass because you can easily walk to the main attractions.
nordic design and some sightseeing places. winter time is not a good choice to enjoy helsinki but you can enjoy cozy dinner time inside the restaurants.
but should be aware of many people are also inside the building just like you.
Helsinki is a beautiful city, especially in the summer, darkest winter can be a bit harsh for someone not used to it, even that has its points too.
Best in Helsinki is beautiful nature, which can be found even around city center, Suomenlinna (Fortress island) is also a must place to visit. People are friendly, and usually its easy to get by in English, food is good, you can find all kinds of restaurants from Helsinki. One of my favourite cities.
Easy access to public transport, Close to shopping areas, Easy access to the airport, Wide variety of buffet breakfast, Close to local restaurants
Loved Helsinki. Small enough to walk to lots of areas. City tour very interesting. Shopping good. Lots nice little cafes and restaurants.
Harbour cruise to nearby islands excellent. You can also easily visit Estonia on the ferry if you wish.
We had a really good time in Helsinki, lots to do and see, people are friendly, food was good but a little expensive depending where you ate.
Its a friendly city, I found the young people can speak english, so if you need directions you are better off asking the younger ones.
I find walking around gives you a better understanding of the city and you stumble across things of interest that you would not see if travelling by car or bus. Its a relaxed city and has a good feeling about it.
It is a nice place to visit but there isn't much to do after two days. Finnish people are very quiet and therefore seem unfriendly.
The city is very walkable and there is a very good public transportation network. Food is good but service will vary from very good to very rude. Overall i'm finally glad I was able to go to Helsinki, but I have no desire to go back. The culture and architecture is very interesting. Don't go on a Sunday as it is scary quiet and very boring.
It's very pretty city. Buildings are colorful and classic style. The commodity price is relatively expensive but people are nice.
It was easy to communicate with local people in English.
Helsinki is a modern city with some interesting history. Not too big to explore in a few days. Surrounded by sea and nature.
Lot's of restaurants, bars and shops.
The city is very quiet, people are rather shy than friendly. Summer will be the best season to visit for long day light time
We have been to Helsinki in summer and winter. As we come from Australia the novelty of snow and cold is just irresitable.
Most of the shops close at 6pm. Night activities is very limited. It is a small city which can be explored within 2 days.
Clean city and most restaurants provide good dinning experience.
It's friendly and accessible little city. Green trees cover the most part of the city with really modern infrastructure.
Good for short-term travelling or if you want to enjoy picknic, kajaking, camping, and hiking, outdoor summer activities.
It was a wonderful day trip from Estonia. We wish we could have spent more time there as there was a lot to see and do.
The only downfall is that, like its sister countries, Finland is expensive!
Suggest you really take the time to soak up the atmosphere and engage with the historical relevance of this place.
We loved it, especially the ancient connection with Russia.
The city centre like in most European cities is a tight area with a diameter of 4 kms. Most can be seen on foot.
Helsinki citizens are extremely friendly. For a cold country, warm people. Practically every time we were poring on a map, a friendly passerby would ask us if we needed assistance. Stockmann store in the city centre is superb for shopping. Kamppi Mall is over-rated. Kamp Mall is also good though Stockmann rules.
Helsinki is a very clean city with very heartwarming locals who are friendly enough to engage in small talk.
The place itself is a very beautiful and clean city, transportation is efficient as well. Cold, but very nice place.
Great city. Honestly the type of town that you can just wander around in and find lots to do as you go.
Great restaurants and a phenomenal night life
The Galleries are nearby; the harbour is near and great to walk around, at times the city is very hilly
Market Square and the shops near the Square are the laces to visit. Easy city to navigate by bicycles.