Things to Do

Things to Do


Things To Do in Finland

Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi

Free entrance

Husky Safari (3 hours)

  • Adult (age 15+) US$193 | €179
  • Child (age 4-14) US$116 | €107
  • Infant (age 0-3) Free

Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Tour (4 hours)

  • Adult (age 14-65) US$129 | €119
  • Child (age 4-13) US$108 | €100

Suomenlinna Fortress in Helsinki

Free entrance

Guided tour

  • Adult (age 18-99) US$11.9 | €11
  • Child (age 7-17) US$4.3 | €4

Porvoo Old Town

m/s J.L. Runeberg cruise from Helsinki to Porvoo through archipelago (round trip)

  • Adult (age 18-99) US$42 | €39
  • Child (age 7-17) US$20.5 | €19

Cruise with a lunch

  • Adult (age 18-99) US$56 | €52
  • Child (age 7-17) US$32 | €30

Moominworld / Muumimaailma in Naantali

Prices:

  • 1-day pass Adult (age 3+) US$32 - 35 | €30 - 32
  • Child (age 0-2) Free

Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18-99) US$13 | €12
  • Student / Senior Citizen (age 65+) US$8.6 | €8
  • Child (age 7-17) US$6.5 | €6
  • Infant (age 0-6) Free

Oodi Library in Helsinki

Free entrance

Saimaa Lake

Sightseeing cruise prices:

  • 1-hour cruise US$16.2 | €15

Nuuksio National Park in Espoo

Prices: free

Åland Islands

Archipelago boat trip (3 hours):

  • Adult (age 13+) US$43 | €40
  • Child (age 0-12) US$16.2 | €15

Fishing license:

  • 1 day US$10.8 | €10
  • 7 days US$32 | €30

Flowpark:

  • Day ticket US$25.9 | €24

Bike rental:

  • 24-hour US$16.2 | €15

Rock Church /Temppeliaukion Kirkko

  • Price per person US$3.2 | €3

Where and When to See the Northern Lights?

Finnish Lapland (Rovaniemi and surroundings) is the best place in Finland to see the Aurora Borealis.

The best time to see the Northern lights is from mid-September to March when the sky is clear.

Can I see the Northern Lights in Helsinki?

Aurora Borealis can be seen in Helsinki 15-20 days a year, mostly in September-October and March-April.

You may check the Aurora Borealis forecast (in Finnish) provided by Finnish Meteorological Institute

The Nurmijärvi station is the closest to Helsinki.


Things To Do in Helsinki

Here is the list of what to see and do in Helsinki for any budget.

Korkeasaari Zoo

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18-65) US$15.1 - 19.5 | €14 - 18
  • Senior (age 65+) US$10.8 - 13 | €10 - 12
  • Child (age 4-17) US$6.5 - 10.8 | €6 - 10
  • Infant (age 0-3) Free

Flamingo Waterpark & Adult SPA

Waterpark:

  • Adult (age 14+) US$19.5 - 25.9 | €18 - 24
  • Junior (age 3-13) US$10.8 - 15.1 | €10 - 14
  • Infant (age 0-2) Free

Adult SPA:

  • Day Pass US$31 - 42 | €29 - 39

Helsinki Highlights Sightseeing Guided Tour 3-4 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13-99) US$71 | €66
  • Child (age 4-12) US$48 | €44

Helsinki Boat Sightseeing Tour 1.5 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 16+) US$27 | €25
  • Child (age 6-15) US$13.5 | €12.5
  • Infant (age 0-5) Free

Löyly

Traditional Finnish saunas & open water swimming area all year round

  • 2 hours US$20.5 | €19
  • Extra hour US$10.8 | €10

FREE Helsinki Attractions

  • Linnanmäki Amusement Park

    9 free rides, including 4D Cinema and the Panorama sightseeing tower

  • Helsinki City Museum
  • Tram Museum
  • Bank of Finland Museum
  • Seurasaari Island
  • Suomenlinna
  • Kamppi Chapel of Silence
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Oodi Central Library
  • Sibelius Park
  • Old Market Hall
Free attractions in Helsinki

Free for a limited time

Free attractions limited time in Helsinki
  • National Museum of Finland: Free on Fridays 4 pm – 6 pm; on International Museum Day, May 18; on Helsinki Day, June 12.
  • Sinebrychoff Museum: Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month at 5–8 pm; Free admission to the House Museum on the 2nd floor.
  • Museum of Finnish Architecture: Free entry on first Friday of the month.
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art: Free admission on the first Friday of every month.
  • Natural History Museum: In 2020 free entry to the Natural History Museum during the first Friday in February, April, June, August, October and December: Fri. 7.2., 3.4., 5.6., 7.8., 2.10., and 4.12. Free general admission during the Museum opening hours. Note: The free entrance days are canceled due to coronavirus!