Destination guide

The theatrical city of Helsinki awaits you

Come and experience Helsinki and its museums, theatre scene and festivals. Travellers to this romantic city praise the shopping, restaurants and island views. Ateneum Art Museum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and National Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Helsinki

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Helsinki a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Allas Sea Pool (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Linnanmaki Amusement Park (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Helsinki Zoo (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Paloheina Golf (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Flamingo Entertainment Centre (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Vuosaari Golf (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Helsinki

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Helsinki is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Esplanadi (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Allas Sea Pool (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Kaivopuisto Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Winter Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hietaniemi Beach (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Sibelisu Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Helsinki

Fly into Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa), the closest airport, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Helsinki Central Station, Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station and Helsinki Pasilan Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Helsinki by jumping on the metro at Ylioppilastalo Station, Rautatieasema Station or Rautatientori Station.

Where to stay around Helsinki?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,137 holiday lettings near Helsinki. From 1,116 Flats to 16 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Helsinki for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Helsinki?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Helsinki. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hietalahti: 248 holiday homes
  • Kallio: 159 holiday homes
  • Finlandia Hall: 1,173 holiday homes
  • Kamppi: 263 holiday homes
  • Helsinki (HEC-Helsinki Central Train Station): 1,170 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Helsinki! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Helsinki?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Helsinki with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Tapanila: 1,002 holiday lettings
  • Hyvinkää: 33 holiday lettings
  • Espoo: 1,111 holiday lettings
  • Järvenpää: 80 holiday lettings
  • Sibbo: 698 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Helsinki?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Helsinki. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Finlandia Hall: 1,173 holiday rentals
  • Helsinki (HEC-Helsinki Central Train Station): 1,170 holiday rentals
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 1,173 holiday rentals
  • Sonera Stadium: 1,175 holiday rentals
  • Hakaniemi Market Square: 1,171 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Helsinki listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.