Considered one of the most pleasant cities in the world to live in, Helsinki is a poetic and graceful city, home to many painters and artists. It must be said that its silhouette has something chic and touching, between its endless maritime horizon whose front is filled with calm buildings and its vast avenues crossed by secret passages, along the shopping halls... Nature too, omnipresent, with undulating colours, when spring diligently takes away the city's white winter coat - Helsinki the beautiful sleeping city - to adorn it with fresh and bright colours. Helsinki's tourist guide makes it a point of honour to explore the many dimensions of the Finnish city: its architecture marked by classicism and then by the avant-garde, its museums (including the very good musée de la villeone) and its art galleries with their strong dynamism, its cosy cafés, its gourmet restaurants, its nightlife too... A soothing city with a changing face, a pleasant interlude that often turns into absolute love at first sight, Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a small Baltic paradise where it is pleasant to get lost, a little, a lot, passionately...

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When to go to Helsinki?

When to go to Helsinki? The Finnish capital can be visited all year round: in summer, to admire its archipelago under the midnight sun, in winter, to see its frozen sea and snow-covered nature. It is very pleasant to admire the change brought about by the different seasons in the city, such as the season called ruska, in early autumn, when the leaves of the trees take on flamboyant colours. This is perhaps one of the best times to visit Helsinki. It should be noted that the high tourist seasons are June-July and December-February (the Christmas period is extremely popular). If one wonders when to leave for Helsinki without the crowd, one will therefore avoid these last two periods.

How to go to Helsinki? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Helsinki is not a new destination in the catalogues of French-speaking tour operators, so it is rather easy to find weekend packages or short stays in the Finnish capital, generally combining flight and accommodation. Helsinki is also perfect for family holidays, holidays with friends, or even a honeymoon... under the midnight sun!

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The average price of a flight to Helsinki in high season from France is around 200 €, and 150 € in low season. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. If you can, consider buying your tickets six months before departure!

Helsinki, the most modern capital, has all the modern means of public transport, including a metro line, a train and tram network, bus lines and a ferry service. We also travel very well by bike in Helsinki, and if the weather is too fickle, we will opt for a taxi!

Prepare for your trip Helsinki

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Helsinki? The Finnish capital can be visited all year round: in summer, to admire its archipelago under...
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Weather forecast

Helsinki's weather is governed by a climate of character: while snow covers it for a good part of the year - usually...
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Budget

The cost of living in Helsinki corresponds to that of the Nordic countries, in line with a higher average level of wa...
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Formalities

No specific formalities or visas are required for Europeans from the Schengen area and Swiss citizens wishing to trav...
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Health

There are no health concerns to report in Helsinki and no vaccinations are required to get there. For a temporary sta...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a flight to Helsinki in high season from France is around 200 €, and 150 € in low season. It...
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How to get organized?

Helsinki is not a new destination in the catalogues of French-speaking tour operators, so it is rather easy to find w...
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Getting around

Helsinki, the most modern capital, has all the modern means of public transport, including a metro line, a train and...
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