This impressively functional posse of ships is moored off the northern side of Katajanokka island.
Just east of the kauppatori, this island is divided from the mainland by a narrow canal and makes for an enjoyable stroll. It’s a...
Facing the Lutheran cathedral, the eye-catching red-brick Uspenski Cathedral stands on nearby Katajanokka island. The two buildings face...
The deck of this elegant old lightship provides a fabulous and unusual venue for a coffee, beer or cider on a sunny afternoon.
This unpretentious Finnish local in the suburb of Kruununhaka offers tasty no-frills Finnish dishes like fried vendace or sausages and...
Helsinki Zoo information
This spacious island zoo is located on Korkeasaari, best reached by ferry from the kauppatori. Established in 1889, it has animals and birds from Finland and around the world housed in large natural enclosures, as well as a tropical house, a small farm, and a good cafe and terrace. Ferries leave from the kauppatori (eastern end) and from Hakaniemi every 40 minutes or so during May to September, and bus 16 goes from the train station daily year-round.