Suomenlinna Fortress – This 18th Century monument to Swedish rule guards the entrance to Helsinki’s harbour, whilst providing visitors with its historical significance, museums and cafés.
Senate Square – Perhaps the epitome of neoclassical design, with some of the finest designs in Europe, sitting in the surrounding cafés is a must for anyone who appreciates architecture. Also the location of Helsinki’s defining land mark the Lutheran Cathedral, designed by Carl Ludwig Engel and consecrated in 1852.
Uspenski Cathedral – This striking red brick Orthodox Cathedral designed by Aleksei Gornostayev of St Petersburg in the late 1800s, reminds visitors of the historic connection between Finland and Russia. The beautiful interior with its magnificent decorations and valuable icons is a must see.
Seurasaari Open Air Museum – Situated on a lush, grassy island, accessible via Foot Bridge, this Museum is a testament to the diverse beauty of Finland. The recreation of a Country District enables visitors to step back in time and experience the traditional cottages, farmsteads and rural churches from all over the country.