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Helsinki Guide

What are the best places to stay in Helsinki?


Kamppi is a popular neighbourhood located right in the heart of downtown Helsinki. Its diverse range of attractions, restaurants and shops make it a popular base for tourists holidaying on flights to Vantaa. Some of the top things to see and do around the neighbourhood include Old Church Park, Kamppi Chapel and the Helsinki Art Museum. Kamppi’s central location also means you’ll have access to plenty of public transport, and many of Helsinki’s top attractions are only a quick walk away.


Head north of Kamppi and you’ll find yourself in the popular neighbourhood of Töölö. The neighbourhood is teeming with historical and cultural attractions, including the National Museum of Finland and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Visitors holidaying on flights to Vantaa can also enjoy plenty of green space around Töölö plus an excellent dining scene. Browse accommodation options in Töölö after you book cheap flights to Vantaa if you want to stay central without being in the bustling tourist centre of Kamppi.


Kallio is a popular neighbourhood among students and young adults, and it’s one of Helsinki’s trendiest areas. It’s teeming with cool restaurants and cafes, boutique shops, and some of Helsinki’s best nightlife options. Kallio is more of a local rather than tourist neighbourhood, so there are less famous landmarks than there are in the centre. However, there are still plenty of places to see, such as Kallio Church and Hakaniemi Market Hall. Consider staying in Kallio while visiting Helsinki on return flights to Vantaa if you’re interested in seeing the eclectic and local side to the Finnish capital. 


What’s on in Helsinki?

Helsinki Festival

The annual Helsinki Festival is Finland’s most-visited cultural event, and it’s an excellent time to plan your tickets to Vantaa. Events pop up all over the city during the three-day festival, covering all different areas of the arts. Enjoy live musical performances, both traditional and contemporary dance, visual art installations, and live theatre. Plan your return flights to Vantaa for travel in late August to attend the Helsinki Festival.

Lux Helsinki

Lux Helsinki starts off the new year with an exciting series of light installations. Head to the Finnish capital with airfare to Vantaa at the beginning of January to take in the excitement of the event. Make your way around the city to see colourful light displays at major Helsinki landmarks like the National Museum of Finland and the National Opera Amphitheatre. An official 2.5-kilometre (1.5 mile) route takes festival-goers past each of the city’s light installations.

Helsinki Samba Carnaval

Get a taste of Brazilian culture in Finland by planning return flights to Vantaa during the annual Helsinki Samba Carnaval. The festival is influenced by the famous Rio de Janeiro event and includes an exciting program of parades, music and dance performances, street parties, and Latin American-inspired dance workshops. Attend Helsinki Samba Carnaval by purchasing tickets to Vantaa for travel in early to mid-June.


What is the best way to get around Helsinki?

Public transport is widely available to catch around the Finnish capital. Catch train line P or I after arriving on flights to Vantaa. Each one connects Helsinki Vantaa International Airport (HEL) with Helsinki Central Station.

The tram is the best way to make your way around the centre while holidaying on cheap flights to Vantaa. It has 11 lines that offer extensive service around the city and inner suburbs. The metro is another option for travellers who are visiting Finland with airfare to Vantaa. There are two metro lines that have a few stops in the centre, then branch off into the Helsinki suburbs. Buses are a third option, with about 120 bus routes available around the city and suburbs.

Consider renting a car if you’d love to take a day trip or two while visiting Helsinki on return flights to Vantaa. Having access to a car will open up new possibilities of the places you can visit, such as Porvoo and Sipoonkorpi National Park. Cars can be hired through Webjet and picked up from Helsinki Vantaa International Airport (HEL). Ferries are a good option if you'd like to take a day trip to the islands around Helsinki. Visitors holidaying on flights to Vantaa can even catch a ferry to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, for a day.