The heart of central Helsinki is the harbourside kauppatori (market square), where cruises and ferries leave for archipelago islands....
Overlooking the kauppatori, the striking neo-classical Presidential Palace (Presidentinlinna) was designed by Engel and is one of the...
Offers a standard islands-and-canal cruise plus jazz cruises, dinners, and bus-and-boat combinations.
As well as the kesäkino (summer cinema) in the courtyard of Café Engel, in the warmer months this independent theatre shows art-house...
Theme-y but good quality and light-hearted, this representation of a logger’s mess hall fits a lot of specialities from around Finland...
Pohjoisesplanadi 5 · interesting places nearby
Thought of by many as Helsinki's best restaurant, Olo occupies smart new premises in a handsome 19th-century harbourside mansion. It's at the forefront of modern-Suomi cuisine, and its memorable degustation menus incorporate both the forage ethos and a little molecular gastronomy. The shorter 'journey' turns out to be quite a long one, with numerous small culinary jewels. Book a few weeks ahead.