The 2016 Bite Sized Travel Guide to Helsinki

Helsinki is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning harbour, breath-taking scenery and ancient architecture that is fused into today’s modern way of living. Helsinki really does have something to offer everyone of all ages. Here are some top tips from the Holiday Taxis team.


There is no shortage of places to stay. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets. If you are planning to stay during May through to August, it is highly advised that you book.

Hotel Klaus K

This hotel is located in the very heart of the Esplanadi shopping area. It boasts free WiFi as well as a nightclub and gym that are also free to guests. All rooms are soundproofed, so you are guaranteed a peaceful night’s sleep. This modern hotel is ideally placed to access the whole of Helsinki with tram stops right outside.

Glo Hotel Kluuvi

This incredibly relaxed and modern hotel is only a few hundred metres from Central Station. Every room features the latest technology and air conditioning, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Its clean lines and wooden flooring give it a contemporary yet warm feeling. The facilities include a spa, restaurant, bar and sauna.


One of the most exciting aspects of visiting a new city is trying out the local cuisine. Below are some of the best places to eat in Helsinki.

Passio Kitchen and Bar

This fun restaurant serves everything from European to Scandinavian food, including gluten free options. Dishes range from &8 to &39 and diners can enjoy eating in modern surroundings with a superb choice of desserts.


This restaurant serves quirky food, so if you want to try something a little bit different, Juuri is a great option. Tapas dishes are served in a relaxed and modern setting.

Ravintola Kuu

Here you can enjoy a wide range of dishes from all over the world in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. They also source their food locally and the servings are reported to be very generous.


Situated in the city centre, this Asian themed restaurant provides fast service and gluten free options. They also have a wide variety of vegetarian and truly unique dishes that cannot be savoured anywhere else in the city.

Top 3 Tourist Attractions

Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

This museum and historical site are a must visit when in Helsinki. The area really
does give a candid snapshot into how the Finns used to live. Tourists can enjoy exploring the many ancient wooden houses and then relax with a cup of coffee in one of the many nearby cafes.

Helsinki Cathedral

This beautiful Cathedral offers free entity and stunning views of the city, although there are many stairs to climb. Situated in the heart of the city, it dominates the skyline with its majestic high dome.

The Esplanadi Park

This beautiful tree lined city park is the perfect place to sit and relax after a day shopping. There are many paths to walk along as well as cafes and play areas for children to enjoy.