Sports Museum of Finland
Host of the 1952 Summer Olympics, this still-attractive functionalist stadium is a city landmark. It contains the Suomen Urheilumuseo...
This sports museum, in the 1952 Olympic Stadium , houses Finland’s sporting hall of fame including the triumphs of runner Paavo Nurmi...
Olympic Swimming Stadium
Helsinki has several affordable public swimming pools with inexpensive admission. Most convenient is the outdoor Olympic Swimming...
Next to the Olympic Stadium, this is HJK Helsinki's home ground. The team’s the closest thing Finland has to a Real Madrid or Manchester...
Opposite the Oopperatalo, this is a striking spot set in a former pharmacy for a pre- or post-show drink or meal. Glamorously decorated...
Sports Museum of Finland information
The sports museum , in the 1952 Olympic Stadium, houses Finland’s sporting hall of fame including the triumph of runner Paavo Nurmi and Matti Nykänen, one of the most successful ski jumpers of all time. There are good simulations that let you compete in the 200m race against champions and there’s a novel exhibition about Pesäpallo, Finland’s own baseball-like game.