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Helsinki: A Culture and Arts Tour

Delve beyond the surface of this city to discover its rich culture and artistically inspiring soul
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.1 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This understated city should rightfully be regarded as one of Europe's cultural and artistic capitals. Though on the surface Finns may... more »

Tips:  You could spend days at each of the museums on this tour so be sure to pace yourself to prevent educational overload. Also, one of... more »

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Points of Interest

This museum is easily accessible via public transport on tram 7A / 7B, 4, 4T and 10 (Kansallismuseo/Nationalmuseum stop) or about a 10 minute walk from the Central Railway Station, which is a major transportation hub.

Opened in 1916, The National Museum of Finland is considered one of the finest and most comprehensive museums in the country. It... More

Head southeast on Mannerheimintie/Mannerheimvägen/E12 for about 650 meters. Turn left onto Brunnsgatan/Kaivokatu and walk for another 350 meters. If you do not feel like walking you can take a tram to the Central Railway Station as Ateneum is just a two minute walk from the station.

If you want to know about Finnish art, the Ateneum Art Museum... More

Experience Finnish modern culture up close here on the beautiful Esplanadi Boulevard, the heart of Helsinki.

The two streets making up Esplanadi are officially named Pohjoisesplanadi and Eteläesplanadi and they hug a lovely, bustling park that often has live bands and entertainment all day and into the night (this park is considered safe even in ... More

Turn south on Högbergsgatan/Korkeavuorenkatu (near the west end of the park) and walk for about 500 meters.

You've explored Helsinki's culture and historic art scene now discover why Finland is considered among the cutting-edge leaders for design and contemporary art at this fascinating, eclectic and stunningly stylish museum.

Founded in 1873,... More