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About Helsinki

Nordic countries have an unmatchable charm and visual appeal which is unique to them. Finland is one of the Nordic states and a neighbour to the Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This unmatchable charm and the Finnish spirit can be best felt in the capital city of Helsinki.

This metropolitan with a small town feel has its own unique features that make it stand apart and get noticed as a major tourist hub. The city was founded and developed in the mid 16th century. It flourished under the Russians who hired experts like Ludwig to model Helsinki on St Petersburg which was quite successful as Helsinki does bear striking resemblance to the great Russian city. Other Russian imprints can be seen throughout the city in the form of buildings and military barracks.

Sweden also had a considerable amount of influence on the architecture of Helsinki during its growing period. Suomenlinna is a top tourist spot in Helsinki and an eye candy. This fortified UNESCO world Heritage site stands atop a cluster of islands and was built by Swedes in 18th century.

Home to a number of military buildings and museums as well as items of historical importance like the only World War 2 submarine in possession of Finland, the island fortress also had contributions from Russia. The crumbling ruins and the greenery all around offer to be a great picnic spot. Helsinki is famous for its art and sense of modernisation.

Ateneum is the premier art gallery of Finland and Helsinki which offers a detailed glimpse into the nation's art. Another attraction for Museum lovers is the Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo

which is another island set museum offering great picnicking spots and cafes. It is also home to Helsinki's biggest summer bonfires. Kiasma is the heart of city shopping in Helsinki and shows a very modern side of the city.

Local Culture - A tourist's guide to culture in Helsinki are its Museums and art galleries offering a sneak peak into the Scandinavian influenced and Russian meddled history and way of life.

Dining - Food and cuisines in Finland are a seasonal affair. The menu typically changes with advent of a new season and emphasis is laid on fresh ingredients. Some of the eateries offering traditional Finnish preparations are in the Punavuori & Ullanlinna area.

Things To Keep In Mind - Keeping a pair of sturdy footwear if traveling in winters can be a boon as the roads tend to get slippery. Food and Accommodation in Helsinki isn't cheap so book hotels in advance and eat in the eastern inexpensive part of the city if you're on a shoestring budget.

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How much a typical Hotel in Helsinki costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical Budget Hotel cost is in the range of 101 USD to 144 USD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 79 USD to 90 USD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 143 USD to 238 USD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 147 USD to 491 USD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 82 USD to 95 USD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Helsinki, the per night room cost is in the range of 231 USD to 544 USD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 121 USD to 169 USD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 112 USD to 182 USD.

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  • Hotels at Helsinki, Finland

    34 Hotels to choose

  • Price Range of 0 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 123
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 2 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 84
    for 2 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 191
    for 4 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 5 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 387
    for 5 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 3 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 145
    for 3 Star Hotel

Weather
  • Weather at Helsinki, Finland isMostly Cloudy

    Mostly Cloudy

  • Temprature at Helsinki, Finland is 2.0

    2.0

  • Humidity at Helsinki, Finland is 93%

    93%

  • Wind speed at Helsinki, Finland is From the SSE at 16 MPH

    From the SSE at 16 MPH

  • Altitude ofHelsinki, Finland in mtr.

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  • Nearest airport is Helsinki, Finland (HEL-Vantaa)

    Helsinki, Finland (HEL-Vantaa)

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Hotels at Helsinki


View Hotel Hotel-HavenExterior
Rating
9.0
Unioninkatu 17, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Haven, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, a 5-minute drive from Helsinki Cathedral and 6 .....

Starts at USD 249/night

View Hotel Radisson-Blu-Plaza-Hotel,-HelsinkiMeeting Facility
Rating
8.8
Mikonkatu 23, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, within a 10-minute drive.....

Starts at USD 225/night

View Hotel Hilton-Helsinki-KalastajatorppaGuestroom
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8.7
Kalastajatorpantie 1, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa in Helsinki (Lantinen District), you'll be within a 15-minute drive o.....

Starts at USD 140/night

View Hotel Crowne-Plaza-HelsinkiMeeting Facility
Rating
8.6
Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Crowne Plaza Helsinki, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, a 4-minute drive from Finlandia Hall .....

Starts at USD 121/night

View Hotel Scandic-Park-HelsinkiGuestroom
Rating
8.3
Mannerheimintie 46-48, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Scandic Park Helsinki in Helsinki (Etelainen District), you'll be minutes from Finnish National Opera.....

Starts at USD 132/night

View Hotel Hotel-HelkaHotel Entrance
Rating
8.6
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki

Property Location
A stay at Hotel Helka places you in the heart of Helsinki, within a 5-minute drive of Natural History Museum of Hels.....

Starts at USD 85/night

View Hotel Radisson-Blu-Royal-Hotel-HelsinkiRestaurant
Rating
8.4
Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, within a 10-minute drive .....

Starts at USD 568/night

View Hotel GLO-Hotel-ArtGuestroom
Rating
8.4
Loennrotinkatu 29, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at GLO Hotel Art, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, within a 15-minute drive of Stockmann and Fin.....

Starts at USD 135/night

View Hotel Holiday-Inn-Helsinki-ExpoLobby Sitting Area
Messuaukio 1, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo in Helsinki (Pasila), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Helsinki Exhib.....

Starts at USD 102/night

View Hotel Holiday-Inn-Helsinki-West--RuoholahtiExterior
Rating
8.4
Sulhasenkuja 3, Helsinki

Property Location
With a stay at Holiday Inn Helsinki West- Ruoholahti, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, within a 15-minute dr.....

Starts at USD 101/night

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