Best Helsinki holiday apartments
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Popular accommodations in Helsinki
Lapland Hotels BulevardiLapland Hotels Bulevardi in Helsinki has a bar and on-site dining. The property is located on the boulevard and close to several noted attractions, around a 7-minute walk from Kamppi Shopping Centre and around 600 metres from Helsinki Bus Terminal. Helsinki Music Centre is 1.1 km away.Book now
Gella Serviced Apartments OfficeLocated in and around Helsinki, these self-catering apartments offer fully equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Dishwashers and washing machines are also included. All apartments feature free WiFi and free wired internet.Book now
Helsinki is known in Finland as the “white city by the sea”, and you will recognize the reason for this nickname on your arrival. The city’s landmark, the Cathedral, towers over the Finnish capital in white with bright green domes visible from afar. Both from the water and from the air, Helsinki with its offshore islands and archipelago offers an enchanting view, and when you stay in your apartment in Helsinki you will quickly discover Helsinki’s special relationship to the sea. At the very edge of Europe, Helsinki’s harbour has always been Finland’s gateway to the world, and the city centre is also characterised by countless bays and peninsulas. Use your private holiday apartment in Helsinki for a boat trip to Suomenlinna Fortress, which sits on five islands in front of the city, and admire the Finnish capital from the sea in all its splendour. You’ll find out that the cool Baltic Sea also has fantastic beaches for swimming in summer with private accommodation in Aurinkolahti in the immediate vicinity of Helsinki’s Baltic beaches.
Apartments in Helsinki, the white city by the sea
Helsinki’s inhabitants have an ambivalent relationship with their hometown: in summer they love it, in winter they doubt it. The long Finnish summers give Helsinki a very special atmosphere when public concerts take place in all the parks, beaches and squares. During these months, the city comes to life, and with a private holiday apartment in Helsinki, you live in the middle of this fun-loving summer metropolis. Nevertheless, you don’t have to give up your privacy with a private accommodation like with couchsurfing in Helsinki. Find your accommodation in Kamppi, a popular district in the heart of the city right on the central boulevard Mannerheimintie. From here you can discover the curious sights of Helsinki, above all the underground rock church blasted into the rock and the unconventional tractor pub of the legendary Finnish rock band Leningrad Cowboys. No less worth seeing are the Finlandia Hall by the legendary Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and the Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics.
The capital of Heavy Metal
Although it may seem hard to believe, Finland is definitely the country with the most metal bands in the world. Just take a look at the list of events to see what we’re talking about. If you’re going to Helsinki, head to the PRKL Club, where professional and non-professional metal bands perform non-stop. Or don’t miss the Tuska Open Air festival (June), a 3-day metal festival. It must also be said that Finland is home to some of the world’s best musicians of this music as well as an underground movement that far surpasses that of all other countries in the world.
In Helsinki, you can find bars, nightclubs, festivals, record shops and more, all with a heavy metal theme.
Go to The Riff (Iso Roobertinkatu 3, 00120 Helsinki), where you can enjoy top quality drinks while listening to the best heavy music of the moment. Great for pre and afterparty. If you like live music, don’t miss the Nosturi (Telakkakatu 8, 00150 Helsinki): located near the city centre, it hosts more than 120 events a year, mainly heavy metal but also other genres.
If you’re in the mood to listen to the classic heavy metal repertoire, don’t miss the Base Bar and the Praha. In the evening, Helsinki offers an endless number of places to listen to live gigs of metal, among which we definitely recommend Tavastia, Semifinal, The Circus, Elmun Baari, Bar Loose, Kuudes Linja, Korjaamo, Ääniwalli and Lepakkomies.
In summertime, after the bars close you can usually find a party at the Sompasaari sauna continuing into the early hours of the morning.
Private accommodation in Helsinki and Southern Finland
A visit to an apartment in Helsinki is not only an unforgettable experience in summer. The snowy Finnish winters give the Baltic metropolis a very special charm, when Helsinki becomes a paradise for skiers and the widely visible cathedral with the snow-covered Senate Square beats the competition. Also find your private apartment in Lempäälä around 150 kilometres north of Helsinki on Lake Sääksjärvi. From here you can reach the old industrial city of Tampere by bus in half an hour. Tampere is known as the Finnish city of Manchester because of its characteristic factories and owes its nickname “Manse” to this name. With its old chimneys and restored factory buildings, the university town exudes its own charm. Tampere also offers a wide range of cultural attractions that are in no way inferior to those of the Finnish capital. If you travel from Helsinki or Lempäälä to your accommodation in Saint Petersburg, you will also cross the spectacular forests and lakes of Karelia. This historical landscape is now shared by Finland and Russia and plays a very special role in Finland’s mythology and culture.
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Latest reviews for places in Helsinki
Very warm welcome. The place was clean and we have been given good advises good visit Helsinki.Jean-Michel reviewed Sea Pearl in Ullanlinna