Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #14 in Helsinki, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 6.9 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: Karunan vanha kirkko

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Karuna Old Church is a wooden church completed in Karuna in 1685, which was later moved to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki. It is the oldest building in the open-air museum.

Wikipedia: Karunan vanha kirkko (FI)

1409 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 2: Daughter of the Baltic Sea / Maila Talvio Memorial

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The Maila Talvio Memorial or The Daughter of the Baltic Sea is a monument created by sculptor Laila Pullinen in Helsinki's Meilahti villa area to writer Maila Talvio and her husband, Professor J. J. Mikkola. The monument was erected in 1971 and a piece of landscape art called the Baltic Sea was added around it in 1992. The work is located in Maila Talvio Park next to the intersection of Seurasaarentie and Tallbonkuja, on the site of Talvio's former home.

Wikipedia: Maila Talvion muistomerkki (FI), Website

1620 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 3: 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

573 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: 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

448 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Crescendo / A Memorial to those who fell in the Finnish Civil War 1918

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Crescendo / A Memorial to those who fell in the Finnish Civil War 1918 Patsas: Kuvanveistäjä Taisto Martiskainen Valokuva Htm. / CC BY 3.0

The Memorial to the Victims of the Civil War of 1918 is a national memorial to the Reds of the Finnish Civil War located at Helsinki Zoo. The bronze sculpture, unveiled in 1970, was designed by sculptor Taisto Martiskainen. It is dedicated to the memory of women and men who fought and fell on the side of the Reds in the Civil War and died in prison camps. The monument stands on a granite pedestal on top of a cliff near the intersection of Nordenskiöldinkatu and Pohjoisen Stadiontie.

Wikipedia: Vuoden 1918 kansalaissodan uhrien muistomerkki (FI), Website

1216 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

209 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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)

498 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: 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)


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