Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #11 in Helsinki, Finland


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Number of sights 23 sights
Distance 9.4 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Experience Helsinki in Finland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in HelsinkiIndividual Sights in Helsinki

Sight 1: Sompasauna

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Sompasauna is a free public sauna in Hermanninranta, Helsinki, maintained by Sompasaunaseura ry. The wooden sauna can be heated and used by anyone around the clock, and there are no staff working in the sauna.

Wikipedia: Sompasauna (FI), Website

1550 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 2: Pyhien lapsimarttyyrien Pistiksen, Elpiksen, Agapen ja heidän äitinsä Sofian kirkko

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The Orthodox Church of Finland or Finnish Orthodox Church is an autonomous Eastern Orthodox archdiocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The church has a legal position as a national church in the country, along with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

Wikipedia: Orthodox Church of Finland (EN), Website

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Silver Tree

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The Arvo Ylpö Memorial or Silver Tree is a monument to archbishop Arvo Ylpö located in Vallila, Helsinki. The monument, erected in 2010, is located at the intersection of Mäkelänkatu and Hämeentie in front of the Medical House.

Wikipedia: Arvo Ylpön muistomerkki (FI)

373 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Dallapénpuisto

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Dallapénpuisto Park is a park in Vallila, Helsinki. It was built on the site of the former railway yard area of the Sörnäinen harbour railway; the park is located next to Harju Youth Centre in the area bounded by Aleksis Kiven katu, Teollisuuskatu and Kustaankatu.

Wikipedia: Dallapénpuisto (FI)

402 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Puu-Vallila

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Puu-Vallila is a single-family house area in the Vallila district of Helsinki, built in the 1910s. It was threatened with demolition for a long time, but was renovated in the 1980s. The area is protected as a block area of residential buildings of cultural-historical and cityscape value.

Wikipedia: Puu-Vallila (FI)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Tropicario

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Tropicario is a Finnish public aquarium, that was previously located in Hämeenlinna, Finland; due to the lack of visitors the park relocated to Helsinki, Finland in February 2007. The public aquarium is specialized in snakes and lizards. On their website they claim to have more Constrictor species than anywhere else in Scandinavia.

Wikipedia: Tropicario (EN), Website

1041 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 7: Alppilan kirkko

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Alppila Church is a church building located in the Alppila district of Helsinki. The church, completed in 1957, was designed by architects Keijo Ström and Olavi Tuomisto. The name of the church was originally Kotkankatu Parish Work Centre.

Wikipedia: Alppilan kirkko (FI)

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Sea Life

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Sea Life / fair use

Sea Life Helsinki is part of the Europe-wide Sea Life chain owned by Merlin Entertainments, which is the world's largest public aquarium chain.

Wikipedia: Sea Life Helsinki (FI)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Taiga

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Taiga is a steel roller coaster located at the Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. Taiga is the tallest (52m), fastest (106km/h) and longest (1,104m) roller coaster in Finland.

Wikipedia: Taiga (roller coaster) (EN)

112 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Kirnu

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Kirnu is a steel roller coaster located at the Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. Kirnu is Intamin's first ball coaster.

Wikipedia: Kirnu (EN)

56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Linnanmäki

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Linnanmäki is an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. It was opened on 27 May 1950 and is owned by the non-profit Children's Day Foundation, which operates the park to raise funds for Finnish child welfare work. In 2023, the foundation donated €4.5 million, and so far has donated a total of over €130 million to this cause.

Wikipedia: Linnanmäki (EN), Website

251 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Ukko

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Ukko is a roller coaster located in Linnanmäki Amusement Park in Helsinki. The device, called Skyloop, is manufactured by German Maurer Söhne. The track was opened to the public on the 61st anniversary of Linnanmäki on 27 May 2011.

Wikipedia: Ukko (vuoristorata) (FI)

108 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Vuoristorata

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Vuoristorata is a classic wooden roller coaster located at the Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. It was built in the winter of 1950 by Linnanmäki's staff on the basis of drawings by Valdemar Lebech, a Danish builder specialising in fairground rides. The construction work was led by the Danish ride operator Svend Jarlström, who at the time owned most of Linnanmäki's rides. Opened on 13 July 1951, Vuoristorata was the largest roller coaster in the Nordic countries and the tallest in Europe at the time. Expected to last up to 15 years, it was originally designed as a temporary attraction for the amusement park, opened in 1950. One of the main reasons for its construction was to attract tourists from the 1952 Summer Olympics held in the city. Since then, its temporary status was renewed for extended periods, until it was eventually regarded as a permanent structure.

Wikipedia: Vuoristorata (EN)

213 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Lenininpuisto

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Lenin Park is a 3.5-hectare park designed by garden architect Maj-Lis Rosenbröijer in Alppila, Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Lenininpuisto (FI)

361 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: The Worker Mother

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The Worker's Mother is a sculpture located in a park at the intersection of Sturenkatu and Läntinen Brahenkatu in Alppiharju, Helsinki. The Worker's Mother, created by sculptor Panu Patomäki, was unveiled in 1996.

Wikipedia: Työläisäiti (FI)

442 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Josafatinpuisto

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Josafat Cliffs is a rocky green area in Harju, Helsinki, north of Helsinginkatu.

Wikipedia: Josafatin kalliot (FI)

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Tauno Palo

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The Tauno Palo Memorial is a monument to actor Tauno Palo created by sculptor Kain Tapper in Kallio, Helsinki. The multi-part memorial and the associated environmental artwork are located in Tauno Palo Park along Helsinginkatu, and they were completed in 1993.

Wikipedia: Tauno Palon muistomerkki (FI), Website

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 18: Tauno Palon puisto

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Tauno Palo Park is located in the Kallio district of Helsinki. In the north, it borders Helsinginkatu, from where it is separated by a low stone wall. To the south and west, the park area rises into a slope with an asphalt-paved staircase/embankment for pedestrians, which curves southwest towards the intersection of Alppikatu and Wallininkatu. To the east, the park borders the courtyard of a residential apartment building. Tram line 8 runs past the park along Helsinginkatu. The park is located approximately halfway between the stops of Linnanmäki and Urheilutalo.

Wikipedia: Tauno Palon puisto (FI)

875 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 19: Winter Garden

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Helsinki Winter Garden is a greenhouse open to the public in the Zoo area north of Töölönlahti Bay at Hammarskjöldintie 1 A. The Winter Garden displays a wide range of plants, most of them from the tropics.

Wikipedia: Talvipuutarha (FI), Website

595 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 20: TAHTO Center for Finnish Sports Culture

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The Tahto, formerly known as the Sports Museum, is a museum specialising in sports and physical activity located at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. The Will Sports Museum is the national museum responsible for the sport and the only general museum of its kind in Finland. The Will Sports Archive serves as a national terminal archive. Tahto has one of the world's largest sports and exercise libraries.

Wikipedia: Urheilun ja liikunnan kulttuurikeskus Tahto (FI), Website

573 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 21: Helsingin Siion-seurakunta

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Helsingin Siion-seurakunta / fair use

Helsinki Zion Church is a Pentecostal revival church in Töölö, Helsinki. It has about 500 members. The Zion Church is based on believers in Jesus who believe in the Bible as such and strive to apply it in their lives.

Wikipedia: Helsingin Siion-seurakunta (FI), Website

472 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 22: Tram Museum

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The Tram Museum or Tram Museum is a special museum operating under the Helsinki City Museum in Taka-Töölö, Helsinki. The museum presents the history of tram traffic in Helsinki. It is housed in Helsinki's oldest tram hall, dating back to 1900, designed by architect Waldemar Aspelin.

Wikipedia: Ratikkamuseo (FI)

900 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 23: Hesperian puisto

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Hesperia Park is a park located on the western shore of Töölönlahti Bay in Helsinki, belonging to the districts of Etu-Töölö and Taka-Töölö. It borders Mannerheimintie in the west, Finlandia Hall in the south and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet in the north. On the beach, however, the park extends in a narrow strip all the way to Helsinginkatu, on the other side of which is the Zoo park area. South of Töölönlahti is the Töölönlahti Park, opened in 2016. The entire Töölönlahti park zone can be counted as part of Helsinki Central Park.

Wikipedia: Hesperian puisto (FI)


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