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What’s on in Helsinki?
Each January, Helsinki comes alive with vibrant light and art displays as part of the Lux Helsinki festival. Over five days, nine major installations are set up across the city centre and these light shows add a new element to the facades some of Helsinki’s most iconic buildings. If you book flights to Helsinki during the event, walk along the designated route to be awestruck by dramatic and vivid displays. To experience Lux Helsinki for yourself, book airfare to Helsinki for the beginning of January.
Helsinki Coffee Festival
If you’re a coffee aficionado, don’t miss the opportunity to book cheap flights to Helsinki for the annual Coffee Festival. The event is held over a weekend in mid-April and showcases coffee roasteries from around the world. Take part in barista workshops, hear tips on how to get the perfect brew, and, of course, taste as much coffee as you can manage. Tea-lovers holidaying on flights to Helsinki are covered as well – the festival features a Tea Room. Tickets to Helsinki Coffee Festival start from €12 ($19.40 AUD) for adults.
Over the course of three weeks, Helsinki Festival celebrates the end of the summer season in style. It’s the largest festival in Finland and the largest arts festival across the Nordics. The event line-up covers all areas of the arts, including dance, theatre, classical music, and visual art. Performances are held throughout the three week festival, but the main event is an evening called Night of the Arts. Visitors holidaying on return flights to Helsinki can enjoy an entire evening of performances, plus activities for families with children. If you’re hoping to attend, book your airfare to Helsinki for late August or early September.
What are the best things to do in Helsinki?
While visiting Finland on cheap flights to Helsinki, pay a visit to the country’s most famous market. Market Square is based on the eastern edge of the city centre, right beside the harbour. Each day, local vendors set up stalls in the outdoor square as well as inside the Old Market Hall. Browse everything from produce and cheese to clothing and handmade crafts. There are also food stalls, where you can indulge in the local delicacies between your return flights to Helsinki. Even in the cold winter months, Market Square is still a must-visit – there are heated tents where you can warm up with a coffee or hot chocolate.
This grand Evangelical Lutheran cathedral is one of the top landmarks to visit when you book tickets to Helsinki. It was built in the mid-1800s as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I, who was the Grand Duke of Finland while it was under Russian rule. The cathedral stands out against the rest of the Helsinki cityscape for its distinctive green domes and stark white colour. While exploring the city on flights to Helsinki, take a walk through to explore its opulent designs and fascinating crypt.
National Museum of Finland
While visiting Finland on flights to Helsinki, take some time to learn more about the Northern European country. The museum features temporary and permanent exhibits which explore the many elements of Finland’s history and culture, from the Stone Age to the present day. Across the exhibits, you can gain a stronger understanding for Finland’s culture by learning about its folklore, the country’s Swedish Kingdom Period, the Russian Empire Era, and elements of natural history. If you visit Helsinki with kids, spend some time at the museum’s Workshop Vintti. This interactive exhibition teaches museum-goers about pre-industrial Finland with weaving workshops, horse rides, and even the chance to try building a house.
When is the best time to visit Helsinki?
If you’re looking to spend most of your time outdoors exploring, book your return flights to Helsinki for travel between June and September. During the day, temperatures usually reach a comfortable 20°C, which is perfect for hiking, strolling through the city centre, and exploring the islands around Helsinki. You’ll also experience about 19 hours of daylight and the famous ‘midnight sun’ if you book flights to Helsinki in summer.
Winter gets freezing in Finland, but it’s actually a great time to book cheap flights to Helsinki! The city comes alive with decorations at Christmastime, plus there are plenty of cosy winter activities like saunas and indoor markets. Just be sure to pack warm clothes as temperatures regularly drop to -7°C. If you visit in winter, take a trip north to Lapland as well. This iconic region of Finland is home to igloo hotels, reindeer sleigh rides, and plenty of opportunities to see the Northern Lights. If you’d like to visit Lapland, book a flight out of Helsinki Airport (HEL) or Helsinki-Malmi Airport (HEM) into Rovaniemi.