The Helsinki sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Helsinki. This tourist attractions map of Helsinki will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Helsinki in Uusimaa - Finland. The Helsinki tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
In 2020, around 495 thousand foreign tourists visited Helsinki, the capital of Finland. That year, Helsinki welcomed nearly 59 thousand Russian and 49 thousand German visitors to the city. Other major groups of foreign visitors came from Sweden, the United States, and United Kingdom. The market share of Helsinki out of total registered bed nights in October 2021 was 16.7 % (+6.7 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 13.7 % and foreign bed nights 38.6 % as you can see in Helsinki tourist map. Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 155 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 79.5 percent were domestic, and 20.5 percent were from foreign countries. During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Helsinki on average 1.5 nights (-0.15) and foreigners 2.3 nights (-0.2).
The number of foreign tourists in October 2021 was 79,900 (+449.3 %). Out of them 22,800 were on a daytrip and 57,100 stayed at least for one night as its shown in Helsinki tourist map. The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and October was 352,000 (-36.3 %). Total consumption of these visitors in Helsinki in October was 18.7 million euro (234 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 16.2 million euro and day visitors 2.5 million euro. Between January and October the consumption was 83.2 million euro. There were a total of 239,000 user sessions at Helsinki marketing website in November. The share of visitors using a foreign language in their web browser was 49.9 percent out of all website visitors. The number of total user sessions increased 74 percent from last year November.
Last year, 2017, was a exceptional year for tourism in Helsinki. The year was the busiest ever for airline traffic flying in and out of Helsinki Airport, and record-breaking numbers have also been released for overnight stays in the city itself. Part of this interest is related to Helsinki strategically excellent location on the flight routes from Europe to Asia. The flight statistics of Helsinki Airport support this fact. International traffic to and from Helsinki Airport increased by 11 per cent in 2017, and the total number of flights taken by passengers was the highest ever recorded as its mentioned in Helsinki tourist map. Of the 19 million passengers flying to and from Helsinki Airport in 2017, the majority were on international flights. The biggest increase, 21 per cent, was recorded in international transit travel. The statistics released by Finland national airport operator Finavia reveal that the strong growth at Helsinki Airport has also continued in the first months of 2018, and this growth is boosted by increasing numbers of international transit passengers.
The Helsinki attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Helsinki. This tourist places map of Helsinki will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Helsinki in Uusimaa - Finland. The Helsinki attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The fortified islands of Suomenlinna are an integral part of Helsinki. While they may at first seem remote, they are in fact easy to reach by a 20-minute ferry ride, using the same ticket as for buses and trams. The fortress of Sveaborg itself - which, literally translates as "Swedish Castle" - dominates the island. It was built in the mid 18th century to bar Russian access to the Baltic as you can see in Helsinki attractions map. During the Swedish-Russian war of 1808-09, it fell to the Russians, who thereafter enlarged and strengthened it. In 1918, it passed into Finnish hands and was given the Finnish name of Suomenlinna (Finnish Castle). The Market Square (Kauppatori) is the main planned and paved square in central Helsinki, and is one of the best-known outdoor markets in northern Europe. Bordering the Baltic Sea at the eastern end of the Esplanadi, it is full of stands selling Finnish foods, flowers, and tourist souvenirs. North of Helsinki Hietaniemi area, along Fredrikinkatu, is Helsinki Rock Church. Designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen in the late 1960s, the underground interior of the church was carved out of and built directly into the ancient solid rock of the Helsinki peninsula.
East of Helsinki city center is the island of Seurasaari, linked with the mainland by a footbridge. Here, you will find the excellent Seurasaari Open-Air Museum with its many old houses, farmsteads, a manor house, a church from Kiruna that dates back to 1686, and other timber buildings that have been brought here from all parts of Finland. Designed by Eila Hiltunen, the monument to the great Finnish composer was unveiled in 1967 and raised immediate controversy, and not a little criticism. The original Sibelius Monument (Sibelius-monumentti) as its shown in Helsinki attractions map, was formed by a collection of large metal pipes that creates music as the breezes blow through them. One of two imposing churches that dominate the skyline above Helsinki harbor, Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin katedraali) is an eye-catcher. This stunning brick building is notable for its multiple towers and spires topped by 13 gold cupolas. North of the Municipal Museum in Helsinki, on the shores of Töölö Bay (Töölönlahti), is the Finlandia Hall, a concert and convention hall designed by Alvar Aalto and built in 1971 with a white facade of Carrara marble.
To the east of Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, beyond the railroad line, is the Linnanmäki amusement park, with a water tower, a switchback, and a giant wheel. Along with the nearby Television Tower, it forms a striking vision on Helsinki skyline. In a land renowned for its cutting-edge native architects, it is ironic that the building considered one of Finland landmarks of modern architecture was designed by the American architect Steven Holl. The curvy exterior continues inside, creating exhibit spaces uniquely fitting for displaying contemporary works of art. Helsinki strikingly original Art Nouveau railway station (Helsingin päärautatieasema) as its mentioned in Helsinki attractions map, was designed by Eliel Saarinen and is especially notable for American tourists because its 48-meter-high clock tower was the first of several designs that finally resulted in Saarinen 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower - America first skyscraper. On the south side of Helsinki Station Square is the National Museum of Art, usually known as the Ateneum after the name of the impressive Neoclassical building it occupies. The same building also houses the famed Finnish Academy of Art.
The Helsinki zoo map shows recommended tours of the Helsinki Zoological Park. This zoo map of Helsinki will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Helsinki in Uusimaa - Finland. The Helsinki zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Korkeasaari ( Swedish : Högholmen ) is an island in Helsinki , Finland where the country biggest zoo is located. The English name of the zoo is Helsinki Zoo. The zoo is located on a 22-hectare (54-acre) rocky island as you can see in Helsinki zoo map. It is connected to mainland via a bridge to Mustikkamaa , where there is access to the zoo all year round. A ferry and water buses take visitors to the island summertime from Kauppatori and Hakaniemi. Korkeasaari is one of the most popular places among visitors in Helsinki. The animals on display are divided geographically to Amazonia , Africasia and Borealia . Animal species number about two hundred, and plant species about a thousand.
The main collection in Helsinki zoo including mammals and birds , but even reptiles , fish and invertebrates are on display. (The Amazonia building has an aquarium department.) No big mammals ( elephants , giraffes , hippopotamus ) are on display, as all warm climate animals must be indoors for wintertime as its mentioned in Helsinki zoo map. There is a large collection of big cats , and the snow leopards born in Korkeasaari are famous. Two or three times a year the Helsinki zoo organizes night walks, when visitors can see the big cats and other nocturnal animals in their natural waking hours.
Korkeasaari or Helsinki zoo has been a recreational park for Helsinki people long before the zoo was founded, since 1569 as its shown in Helsinki zoo map. It was first used as pasture and for fishing. In 19th century, it was used for storing timber. During the Crimean war , the island was a military area. Helsinki city gained access to it again in 1864 and then the recreational use really started: steam boat traffic was established, and a restaurant together with facilities for dancing, bowling, and picnics were provided. The Helsinki zoo was started 1889.