Helsinki

ECU Europeans 2018 is held in Helsinki – the capital of Finland.

 

1-11 Accommodation

More information about accommodation: https://ecueuropeans2018.fi/participants/accommodation/.

  1. Cheap Sleep Hostel
  2. Hostel Domus Academica
  3. Hotel Katajanokka
  4. Hotel Rantapuisto
  5. Omena Hotel
  6. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
  7. Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
  8. Original Sokos Hotel Albert
  9. Original Sokos Hotel Pasila
  10. Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
  11. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

12-20 Sights

12. Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Linnanmäki Amusement Park has a wide selection of fun rides, from ultra scary to more easy-going. The 66-year-old wooden rollercoaster remains the most popular ride. The Amusement Park also has many arcade halls with the latest games as well as an outdoor stage presenting entertaining performances.

13. Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

A Unesco World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna sea fortress is one of the most popular attractions in Finland for a reason. Suomenlinna was shaped by three historic eras when it helped to defend first Sweden, then Russia and ultimately Finland. With its museums, events and restaurants Suomenlinna offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The fortress is easily accessed by public transport ferry and JT-Line ferry from the Market Square. In summer guided walking tours are organized daily in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre and last approx. one hour. Tickets can be bought at the Suomenlinna Centre or online.

14. Apollo Live Club

Built into an old movie theater Apollo live club is an event restaurant that has been operating inside Forum shopping center since 2007. With top-of-the-game Scandinavian cover bands Apollo live club’s live music playing ’till 03, the nights at Apollo are something nobody forgets. You can also find karaoke at the basement.

15. Helsinki Zoo

Helsinki Zoo is home to nearly 200 animal species and almost 1000 plant species that show the diversity of nature. Helsinki Zoo is one of the few zoos located on an island. The zoo was established in 1889 which makes it one of the oldest zoos in the world. Helsinki Zoo also participates in the work to protect the habitats in the original homes of the various species. The rhino sign will take you to the animals that belong to the zoos’ shared protection programme. On the island you’ll also find a souvenir shop and cafés & restaurants.

16. Löyly

Public sauna and restaurant complex in Hernesaari district on the southern tip of Helsinki. The complex includes a traditional Finnish smoke sauna, two other wood-heated saunas, a year-round terrace and a restaurant. It is possible to take a swim in the sea.

17. Swimming Stadium

Outdoor swimming pool area consisting of four different pools: 50-metre pool, diving pool, children’s pool, wading pool. This popular outdoor swimming pool area is the oldest in Finland, from 1947.

18. Allas Sea Pool

Allas Sea Pool is a marine spa and an oasis of urban culture right at the heart of the city. It offers new ways of enjoying the Baltic Sea, just a stone’s throw away from the Market Square and other main attractions. The marine spa has three saunas, two warm water pools and one sea water pool, to which the water is pumped from nearby streams and filtered clean. In addition to these, an outdoor gym, restaurant & café -services, guided wellness- & sports lessons and culture events are on offer.

19. Hietaranta beach

Hietaranta offers a shallow and safe swimming area and is very popular on hot summer days. You can also enjoy beach volleyball and basketball. Children have their own play area. Also Café Bistro Badenbaden. Nearby you will find a miniature golf course and the Taivallahti Tennis Centre.

20. Kumpulan maauimala

Kumpula outdoor swimming pool was built for the Olympics 1952 and it is the third oldest outdoor swimming pool with tracks in Finland. The pools: 25 m pool, children’s pool, wading pool and diving pool. Also a basket ball court, a beach volley court, a playground and a café.

21. Old Market Hall

The Old Market Hall in Helsinki has served its customers since 1889. Merchants sell everything from cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee and tea. They are also more than happy to help with any special orders.

22. Market Square

Located at the South Harbour at one end of the Esplanade Park, the Market Square is Helsinki’s most international and famous market. The booths here sell traditional market foods and treats, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs.

23. Helsinki City Museum

The Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest quarters of the city, at the corner of the Senate Square. It is a museum of everyday life, offering new perspectives to the history of the city, heart-warming details and many types of spaces and atmospheres. The Time Machine offers time travel with the help of new technology. You’ll also find a museum shop and café/wine bar El Fant in the building.

 

MyHelsinki.fi offers the visitors information about the latest trends, events and restaurants in Helsinki, as well as tips from local residents. The service also allows users to list their own favourites to enjoy the perfect city break in and around Helsinki.