22.2.2016

Private Sightseeing Helsinki

Private Helsinki sightseeing – Sample Itinerary


 

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3-4 hours Helsinki Sightseeing

The magnificent historical centre is a great example of 19th century architecture. The Senate Square offers a view of the impressive Helsinki Cathedral, the main building of the Helsinki University, the National Library and the Government Palace. In the middle of the square is a statue of the czar Alexander II. The Uspenski Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in Northern Europe. We will take a moment for some free time at the bustling Market Square, where you can catch a glimpse of the busy, everyday life in the unique Old Market Hall, do some shopping or explore some more on your own.

You will drive down Mannerheim Street, the main boulevard of the city, passing the City Hall, Parliament House, and Finlandia Hall, the convention center designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The Ateneum Art Museum,  the Finnish National Gallery, and the contemporary Kiasma art museum are both cultural sites worth seeing.

The impressive Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church is a must-see, a one-of-a-kind modern-day structure build entirely into bedrock and quarried stone. A short pause is made to see the monument of the famous Finnish composer Sibelius, situated in Sibeliuspuisto park. Another important landmark we’ll visit is the Olympic Stadium, used for the 1952 Olympic games.

Hightlights of Helsinki

  • Senate Square
  • Presidential Palace
  • Ateneum Art Museum
  • Kiasma Art Museum
  • Finlandia Hall
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • City Hall
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Central Railway Station
  • Market Square
  • Old Market Hall