Finnair Sky Wheel
Rising over the harbour, this ferris wheel gives good perspectives over the comings and goings of central Helsinki. If you fancy forking...
The heart of central Helsinki is the harbourside kauppatori (market square), where cruises and ferries leave for archipelago islands....
The deck of this elegant old lightship provides a fabulous and unusual venue for a coffee, beer or cider on a sunny afternoon.
Look out for the giant ship’s propeller out the front of this distinctively Finnish place. Dishes use local cheeses and game, blended...
Kanavakatu 1 · interesting places nearby
Uspenskin Katedraali information
Facing the Lutheran cathedral, the eye-catching red-brick Uspenski Cathedral stands on nearby Katajanokka island. The two buildings face off high above the city like two queens on a theological chessboard. Built as a Russian Orthodox church in 1868, it features classic onion-topped domes and now serves the Finnish Orthodox congregation. The high, square interior has a lavish iconostasis with the Evangelists flanking panels depicting the Last Supper and the Ascension.
Orthodox services held at 6pm on Saturday and 10am Sunday are worth attending for the fabulous chorals and candlelit atmosphere.