Things To Do
Welcome to Helsinki!
Helsinki is a compact city where most attractions can be reached on foot, meaning getting around town is easy. If you prefer, you can explore the city by bike, tram, metro or bus.
The cityscape in Helsinki combines elements of Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Alvar Aalto and contemporary design, offering a fascinating look at the changing architectural styles of past centuries.
Hilton Helsinki Strand is located near the city center, only a short walk from the main attractions. Explore the enchanting neighborhoods around our hotel, like Hakaniemi Market Square and Market Hall, and the lively Kallio district, which features small street level shops, bars and restaurants.
The city is lined with almost 130km of shoreline and has over 300 islands, many of which are accessible to visitors. Summer in Helsinki means island excursions, picnics in the parks, swimming in the sea and the scent of pine trees in the forests. Enjoy the best of Nordic nature in the heart of the city. Just head for the nearest shore and begin your summer adventure!
In and Around Town
8 art museums in Helsinki
Helsinki’s art museums offer year-round interest– from Finnish art classics to international modern art.
10 quirky cafés that the locals love
Helsinki is full of unique cafés. These ten stand out from the rest, each with its own personal style.
Sounds of silence in Helsinki
Helsinki has lots of places where you can take a breath and enjoy the surrounding silence. Go explore the meditative surroundings of Helsinki.
Helsinki Design District
Helsinki Design District is home to around 200 design attractions including shops, galleries, studios, museums and restaurants, only 15 minutes walk from Hilton Helsinki Strand.