7 Best things to do in Helsinki

1) Temppeliaukio Church

Due to its unique design being excavated into solid rock, the Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki’s main attractions. Completed in 1969, the church walls are lined with rugged rock and rubble walls which makes the building so distinctive. Try to visit the Temppeliaukio Church before noon to see how light spreads from the row of windows surrounding the roof periphery to the altar wall, a truly magical sight.

2) Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a group of islands, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Finland. Head over to their website – guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com – to book guided tours, events and exhibitions in advance.

3) Helsinki Cathedral

Situated on the north side of Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral is one of the most visited spots in Helsinki and has even become the symbol of the city. Its roof is lined with statues of the 12 apostles, effectively ‘guarding’ the city. This building is a prime example of neoclassical architecture which can also be recognised in other parts of the city.

4) Senate Square

Senate Square is located just in front of Helsinki Cathedral. The buildings surrounding it: Government Palace, University of Helsinki, the National Library and Helsinki Cathedral are all further examples of Neoclassical architecture. Being steeped in history, this square alone makes up the oldest part of the city.

5) Sibelius Park

This seaside park was constructed in honour of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Within the park lies a monument constructed by Finnish artist Elia Hiltunen entitled Passio Musicae and is made up of more than 600 hollow steel pipes merged together. Take a trip to Sibelius Park and discover yet another artistic style.

6) Design Museum

The Design Museum in Helsinki is home to pieces from both Finland and across the world. The museum is 147 years old and continues to dedicate itself to exhibiting industrial, fashion and graphic design from 1870 to the present day. It really is a must visit spot!

7) Central Library Oodi

The Helsinki Central Library Oodi, which is most commonly referred to as ‘Oodi’ is one of Helsinki’s public libraries. Its unique open plan and airy design is perfect for studying, educational events and taking some time out to read one of its 100,000 books!

Our Cultural Activities

The following free-time activities are included in the price of our courses in Helsinki:

About the Training Centre in Helsinki

All our courses in Helsinki will take place either in the Morning (9:00 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.

Our training center is in Punavuori (“Red Mountain”, which refers to the red-hued rocks found in this area), a district in southwestern downtown Helsinki. We are located at Iso Roobertinkatu pedestrian street—local people also call it “Roba”, which is the landmark of this district. Punavuori is well-known for its abundance of design and fashion boutiques, art galleries with contemporary art, restaurants and cafes, and its lively community atmosphere.

How to reach us:

The training center is easily accessible:

  • From Kamppi metro station: 10 mins walk or bus number 20 or 30
  • From the main railway station: 15 mins walk or tram number 1, 3 or 6

 Public transport in Helsinki:

Tickets can easily be bought through the city transport HSL application, or at ticket machines in metro stations. The tickets allow you to transfer between modes of transport within their validity, including bus, tram, and boat. Single AB zone ticket valid for 80 minutes costs 2.8€.

 A day ticket is a good option if you make several journeys during one day or several days. Day tickets are valid for 1 to 7 days (from 8€ to 32€).

Go Helsinki card is another option that includes access to public transport in zone ABC, entrance to attractions, and museums. The card is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours (from 51€ to 74€).

The courses will be organized at the following address:

Osaamistehdas workshop (Knowledge Factory workshop)
Address: 3rd floor, Iso Roobertinakatu 20 – 22 A, 00120, Helsinki

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