Design District Helsinki
Design District Helsinki brings together creative people in the heart of Helsinki. The district covers Punavuori, Kaartinkaupunki, Kamppi and Ullanlinna and is an area full of design and antique shops, fashion stores, museums, art galleries, restaurants and showrooms. In the area you’ll also find the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum. Information on all members of the Design District can be found on the webpages or on a map published by the Design District Helsinki.
Located at the South Harbour at one end of the Esplanade Park, the Market Square is Helsinki’s most international and famous market. The booths here sell traditional market foods and treats, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. There are also heated café tents where you can comfortably have a steaming hot coffee even on the coldest days in winter.
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna sea fortress is one of the most popular attractions in Finland for a reason. Suomenlinna was shaped by three historic eras when it helped to defend first Sweden, then Russia and ultimately Finland. With its museums, events and restaurants Suomenlinna offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The fortress is easily accessed all year by public transport ferry from the Market Square. In summer also by JT-Line ferry. In summer guided walking tours are organized daily in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian, occasionally also Chinese. During the winter season, tours are available on weekends in English, in spring also in Russian. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre and last approx. one hour. Tickets can be bought at the Suomenlinna Centre or online.
SkyWheel Helsinki, located in Katajanokka, is a 40-meter high observation wheel that provides a 360° view of Helsinki and its most important surrounding attractions. Possible to also book a VIP-gondola or sauna-gondola.