Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Helsinki

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Helsinki on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Helsinki

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  • Seetheworld253
    Arlington, VA206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the more interesting churches I have ever encountered in visiting 50 countries. It is built sunken into a rock although the slats in the roof although light and visions of the sky to shine through. Truly remarkable place and well worth a short visit. Not sure they hold services here anymore although there were lots of wedding photos.
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As first time visitor to Helsinki, the cathedral was a must to visit. The cathedral is located in Senate Square on top of a hill with a number of steps. The inside is very modest. The dome of the cathedral can be seen from various places in the city and is very impressive when coming into the south harbour on a ship.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • khriusha
    Yerres, France48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible place with some delicious local food!
    Have a stroll, have a seat and appreciate smokes and salted salmon, seafood with a pinte of beer.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • HerrNieminen
    Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uspenskin Cathedral is a magnificent and historic landmark in Helsinki. This Eastern Orthodox cathedral, perched on a hill overlooking the city, offers stunning architecture and breathtaking views. The interior is equally impressive with its beautiful icons and intricate details. The cathedral's serene atmosphere makes it a perfect place for reflection. Whether you're interested in architecture, history, or simply looking for a peaceful spot, Uspenskin Cathedral is well worth a visit.
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • Al Makynen
    Duluth, MN353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We purchased an HSL card at the airport to take the train and tram to our hotel near the Marina. You can buy one or multiple days (up to 11) at any iKioski. The pass is good for 24 hours or more days from the time of purchase. There are three areas ABC. The pass was good for train, metro, tram, bus, and ferry. With the tram covering most of the City and with multiple trams per hour, it was the best way to get around. And very affordable. You can see many of the sites (but do visit and explore) right from your window. The ride is smooth, quiet and not so fast you cannot enjoy the passing scenes. You get a real feel for the city from the comfort of a forward facing window seat.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Helsinki
    Helsinki, Finland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oodi public library deserves 10 stars! Oodi is a Civic Cultural and Creative Center for the 21st century and a public library as well. You cannot miss a visit to Oodi while you are in Helsinki.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • e.g. LEF
    Kirkkonummi, Finland554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had to visit a bank to get my APP to function. Then I have parking time left and looked around the area of Kamppi. There were the EU election going on outside Kamppi Chapel of Silence. The Chapel it self was very quiet and there were only few people.
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • Jari
    Varkaus, Finland153 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first time in this building. The building itself was stylish and the art exhibition of Eero Järnefelt was amazing with lots of paintings and what a quality! I'm not an art lover, but these paintings made a big impression on me.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the railway station as part of a city walking tour and then came back later to experience the building in more detail. The lantern bearers sculptures on the side of the building were impressive. The inside was just ok, but I guess it functions for a train station.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Ravindra V
    Hyderabad, India1,511 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is the main terminal for cruise ships within Finland and outside. We took a silja line cruise ship from Stockholm and arrived here.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland6,587 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This excellent biological museum (first a zoological museum and since 1996 a natural history museum) has three floors: bones on the 1st floor, the wildlife of the world and climate change exhibition on the 2nd floor, evolution and Finnish nature on the 3rd floor. Picnic tables are available in the courtyard.

    The building itself is very interesting, too. It was built as early as in 1913. For a short period of time it served as a school and as the building of Jaeger Regiment and the headquarters of the army. The University of Helsinki bought the building in 1923 and opened a zoological museum there.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • ExperiencedTravelers
    Los Angeles, CA594 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The building is extraordinary, and you can wander around to look at the collection. Some of the books I found were well over 100 years old, and in great condition.

    The library is across the street from the church, and well worth the stop,
    Written 15 June 2023
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  • GaryBrazel
    Brooklyn, NY1,156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a good museum in an attractive building. It is a fine introduction to the histolry of Finland. I expect it will be even better in 2027 after its multi-year renovation which will be starting soon.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Thefacts1
    United States15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Used to be my favorite department store in Finland, however there is now a limited amount of high end brands mixed in with average brands.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • 2412rachaelr
    Plymouth, UK21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm and it was such a bargain price to have a small cabin to ourselves we saved a bunch on flights/hotel. It was a bit of a jolty ride at times, and I did wake up at around 3.50am when we reached the Åland Islands because of that, but I don't regret it because I went on deck and got some beautiful pictures of the archipelago and the sunset. The several hours before reaching Stockholm were filled with so many beautiful islands and houses on the lake to see so highly recommend getting a coffee and sitting on deck 2 hours before arrival. Food and drink was predictably expensive, but not too bad. There was onboard entertainment but we didn't attend. There's a duty free style shop that's quite extensive also. The bar at the back sun deck was great, but the benches all along the side were also wonderful for sight seeing. Definitely the recommended way to enter Stockholm.
    Written 3 June 2024
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