A holiday in Helsinki is especially suited to lovers of the outdoors, with plenty of parks to explore, cycling paths to tackle, and a host of other energetic pursuits on offer. There are also plenty of galleries and museums to satisfy culture buffs, and a very good selection of nightclubs for the night owls.

Direct Flights to Helsinki, Finland

Direct Flights to Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish capital of Helsinki enjoys an enviable location on its southerly coast surrounded by water, bays and islands. With its iconic Art Nouveau buildings and beautifully preserved architecture, Helsinki has a charming and laid-back style.

City life centres around Helsinki’s busy harbour and its many attractions range from the cultural to the great outdoors. There are many airlines that fly to Helsinki, Finland including most of the European carriers.

If you’re after direct flights to Helsinki, Finland, try British Airways, Finnair or Norwegian. Low cost flights to Helsinki, Finland are also possible on Finnish airline Blue 1.

Cheap flights to Helsinki, Finland

The city of Helsinki is a joy to get around with an efficient transport system including trams, a metro and plenty of ferries. With a good smattering of museums and art galleries, some of the most popular visitor attractions include the National Gallery with paintings from local Finnish artists as well as Cezanne and Van Gogh, the Espoo Museum of Modern Art home to a vast private art collection and the stunning neo-classical style Cathedral.

Venture by ferry to one of the outlying islands; don’t miss Suomenlinna Island, home to an historic 18th century fortress and Seurasaari Island for its superb open-air museum of traditional Finnish houses and crafts. If you’re looking for some decent beaches, head to Pihlajasaari Island where there’s a choice of pretty bays and coves. If you’re travelling with children, head to the Serena Water Park, one of Europe’s biggest subtropical parks packed with a choice of swimming pools, waterslides and saunas.

Helsinki prides itself on its greenery with almost a third of the city covered in parks and gardens. Take your pick from the botanical gardens at the City Winter Garden, the Flower of Life art park complete with sculptures and the Sibelius Park named after the composer Jean Sibelius and featuring an impressive monument dedicated to him.

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Helsinki Climate

Helsinki Climate
Helsinki has a climate that is transitional between maritime and continental. Summers are warm and bright, temperatures ranging from a cool 59F (15C) up to a hot 86F (30C) in the warmest month of July. Days are long and sunny, with up to 19 hours of daylight.

Towards the end of September temperatures cool down drastically as days grow shorter, and by November the weather is at freezing point as the cold, snowy winter sets in. Spring arrives late, in early April.