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There are 3 seaside hotels in Helsinki within 700m - 1 km from Helsinki city center. Hilton Helsinki Strand with sauna and pool; Clarion Hotel Helsinki with the heated rooftop swimming pool, saunas and a gym; Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel with special 2-storied lofts with sea views.

Outside city center there are some seaside hotels with private beach in a quiet areas surrounded by nature and woods. Those hotels suit for longer stay in Helsinki or family vacation. For example, Rantapisto Hotel is located near the best paddling center in Helsinki. Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa have hiking routes around, bikes and Nordic walking poles for rent.

1. Hilton Helsinki Strand

Hilton Helsinki Strand

Hilton Helsinki Strand - waterfront hotel, 1 km from Helsinki city center. Many hotels rooms have large windows facing the Baltic Sea.

Hotels speciality: top-floor executive lounge with a waterfront view, sauna, pool, fitness center on the top floor. Kaisaniemi city park and Botanical garden just across the bridge from the hotel. For those who like walking there is a promenade along the sea up to the Market Square and city center.

2. Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel - harbour hotel next to the waterfront of Gulf of Finland, 1 km from Helsinki city center.

Hotels speciality: fitness centre, top-floor lounge, sauna, some rooms with panoramic views of the Gulf of Finland. Two-storied lofts with sea views. Extravagant Double Kingsize Bedrooms with 2 luxurious king beds for family stay.

Famous Hietalahti Flea Market is located near the hotel with many design items. Scenic jogging trails along the seafront, starting just outside the hotel.

3. Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Clarion Hotel Helsinki - seaside unique design hotel 78 metres hight. Located 600m from the West Ferry Terminal with cruise ships to Tallinn and St.Petersburg.

Hotels speciality: views of Helsinki from top floors, a sky bar, the heated rooftop swimming pool, saunas and a gym, transparent elevators with spectacular views.

Nice waterfront promenade for jogging or walking from the hotel along the sea up to the city center.

4. Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa - seaside hotel with sandy beach, one of the best accommodation in Helsinki for a longer stay or holidays.

Hotels speciality: coastal green area and sea views, own garden, sauna with access to the beach, swimming pool. Rabbits and squirrels run around the hotel. Free parking.

There are bicycles for rent, tennis cours nearby, fitness center. Walking paths along the sea and woods.

5. Hotel Hanasaari

Hotel Hanasaari

Hanasaari hotel is a seaside hotel with private beach located on an island. Good road and transport connection with the city of Helsinki and Espoo, 1 km from Koivusaari metro station.

Hotels speciality: isolated tranquil location, spacious rooms with sea views, free daily morning sauna and pool, possibility to jump to the sea after sauna, bikes, Nordic walking poles and fishing equipment for rent.

Plenty of walking paths in the surroundings, bird watching tower.

6. Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo

Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo

Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo - hotel on the shore of Gulf of Finland in Espoo, 15 minutes drive from Helsinki city center, 800 m from metro station.

Hotels speciality: quiet setting, eco-friendly hotel, free top-floor sauna centre and pool with panorama window. Rooms with photos of Espoo archipelago.

Walking and jogging trails right outside the hotel.

7. Hotel Rantapuisto

Hotel Rantapuisto

Rantapuisto is a nature hotel in the Eastern part of Helsinki 1 minute walk from the beach. Pine forest around the hotel and fresh air.

Hotels speciality: rooms with views of the surrounding forest or the Baltic Sea, free parking, free bikes, childrens play room.

Walking and jogging grounds from the hotel door. Sea shore cafes and a sandy beaches nearby. Best paddling center of Helsinki near the hotel. Staff can help arrange archipelago cruises, hiking tours and canoeing trips.

8. Hotel Sofia

Hotel Sofia

Hotel Sofia - cheap seaside hotel in Helsinki, Vuosaari district, 20 minutes drive of central Helsinki and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Hotels speciality: free parking, free sauna and pool access, rooms with views of either the sea or the surrounding pine forest. Separate waterfront sauna can be booked for private use.

Walking and jogging grounds from the hotel door. Sunday public beach next to the hotel.

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May Day Celebration 2019

This spring festival is a popular carnival that has traditionally been celebrated by workers and students. On the eve of May Day, students gather at the Market Square to wash the statue of Havis Amanda and place a student cap on her head.

The celebrations continue throughout the city. The following morning everyone gathers in Kaivopuisto Park and Ullanlinnanmäki for a picnic and more sparkling wine.

Parades and other events are also held around town.

Date: 30 April 2019 - 01 May 2019
Address: Market Square, Ullanlinna and Kaisaniemi, Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Samba Carnaval 2019 tours from Senate Square

The Helsinki Samba Carnival will fill the streets on Saturday, June 8, 2019. You can watch the Senate Square all day and the program starts at 14.00.

Route : Senate Square - Unioninkatu - Pohjoisesplanadi - Mannerheimintie - Aleksanterinkatu (up to Mikonkatu).

Date: 08 June 2019
Address: Senate Square, Senate Square, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Dinner Under the Helsinki Sky 12 June

On Helsinki Day, Tuesday 12 June, the Pohjoisesplanadi boulevard that runs along the north side of Esplanade Park will be closed to traffic to make room for a 450-metre-long dinner table seating 1000 guests. A seat at the table can be booked free of charge, but guests have to provide their own buffets.

Dinner Under the Helsinki Sky
Date: 12 June 2019
Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Day 2019

Helsinki will once again celebrate and entertain residents and visitors on its birthday, 12 June. Helsinki Day has become a city festival that offers lots to see and do for people of all ages.

The city centre will be filled with people, music and events, but Helsinki Day will also be celebrated outside the centre in the city's districts.

Date: 12 June 2019
Address: 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Craft Beer Helsinki is a craft beer festival that will be held in Helsinki Railway Square for the fourth time from 4th to 6th July 2019.

Date: 04 July 2019 - 06 July 2019
Address: Railway Square, Rautatientori, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Dinner Under the Helsinki Sky 9 August

Dinner under the Finnish Sky – Everywhere, will be held in August, when everyone will be invited to set their own dinner tables outdoors and eat together by the sea and in the city’s streets, parks, courtyards and gardens.

Dinner Under the Helsinki Sky August
Date: 09 August 2019
Address: 00101 Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Baltic Herring Market 2019

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland, it has been held since 1743. Throughout the years, the Market has changed from a marketplace to a wider public event bringing together archipelago traditions and modern food culture.

The aim of the City of Helsinki is to hold on to the tradition, and to support the livelihood of fishers. A new focus will be placed on widening the scope of the event into a celebration for all citizens.

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Date: 06 October 2019 - 12 October 2019
Address: Market Square, Ullanlinna and Kaisaniemi, Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki city center attractions

1. Esplanade Park

Esplanade Park Helsinki city center

The Esplanade Park is an urban park in the middle of Helsinki.

During summer it is nice place to relax, make a picnic, or enjoy music from street musicians. Free concerts take place at Espa stage almost daily during the summer. 1st of May celebration is held here.

During winter and Christmas it is a place to enjoy special illumination.

2. Senate Square

Senate Square Helsinki city center attraction

Senate Square is the main square of Helsinki with a statue of Tsar Alexander II in the middle.

The greatness of the place lay on the buildings on the four sides of the square: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, University of Helsinki, National Library of Finland. Also Helsinki City Museum as well as Bank of Finland Museum are located here (both with free admission).

The staircase leading to the Cathedral is a meeting point for tourists and locals. On a sunny day it is crowded with people and at the events held on the Square it staircase works as amphitheatre. To get a better view of the Square, climb all the steps up to Helsinki Cathedral, or go around the left side.

3. Market Square

Market Square central Helsinki attraction

Market Square is Helsinki's iconic outdoor harbour market with traditional and seasonal food, handicrafts, souvenirs and heated tent café.

Street food at Market Square is worth trying. It is reasonable prices to have a full meal and traditional Finnish dishes can be tested like salmon soup or reindeer burger.

Open Mo-Fri 06:30-18, Sat 06:30-16, Sun 10-17.

Year-round ferry to Suomenlinna Fortress departing from Market Square.

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