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Destination Helsinki

Helsinki – a city for all the senses

Helsinki is a city of fresh air with 123 kilometres of shoreline and more than 300 islands to treat all the senses! With a climate displaying both maritime and continental characteristics, Finland boasts four unique seasons. During summer, the average temperature ranges from 18 to 25 ℃ (64 to 77 °F) and the days are long with 18 hours of daylight. In winter, the days are short and temperatures dip below –5 ℃ (23 °F) and lower. Snow is expected from November/December to March/April.

Come and explore Helsinki where nature meets urban vibe at its finest!

One of the best congress cities in the world

Most popular congress destination among the Nordics

According to the Union of International Associations (UIA), Helsinki has secured the 11th position worldwide for hosting congresses, making it the preferred destination among all Nordic capitals. The UIA’s evaluation of 1,213 cities across 156 countries further reinforces Helsinki’s standing as a premier choice for international conferences and events.

Easy to reach

Helsinki is easy to reach from anywhere in the world. Around 180 international flights arrive at Helsinki Airport each day and there are direct connections to Helsinki from more than 140 destinations globally. All major European destinations are covered with direct flights, most within 2-3 hours.

Truly sustainable

Messukeskus sets the global standard for event sustainability. Sustainability is also one of the key factors in Finland’s national tourism strategy. 

Comprehensive event venue

The entire Messukeskus is equipped with the latest technology and is completely accessible. Simultaneous interpretation is possible for up to 32 languages at the same time.

Various accommodation options

Our own Holiday Inn Helsinki – Expo hotel was granted the prestigious Nordic Swan Ecolabel in late December 2023. Altogether, Helsinki metropolitan area boasts about 19,500 hotel rooms. 

The pocket-size metropolis located on the Baltic Sea welcomes you

Helsinki is a city full of contrasts: light and white in summer, and dark, but full of warmth in winter; modern and cutting edge, yet steeped in a fascinating past; cosmopolitan and compact capital where form follows the function, where both sea and deep forests are just a stone’s throw away.

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What to do in Helsinki – 25 ideas for visitors

Helsinki offers experiences for travelers throughout the year. It’s a small yet vibrant city that encompasses everything from nature adventures to food and art experiences, and from architecture to a lively urban culture. Whether you have half a day or several days, in Helsinki, you can explore a variety of activities according to your preferences! Here are 25 insider tips on exciting and delightful things to do and experience in our capital.