Reasons to visit Helsinki in 2017

Helsinki is the stunning capital city of Finland bustling with activity, friendly people, history, attractions and natural beauty. Here you will experience a metropolitan city vibe, but wonder into the countryside, and you will enjoy the most peaceful and tranquil surroundings imaginable. There are many reasons why you should add Helsinki to your bucket list in 2017. The city is perfect for those looking for peace and tranquility with plenty of parks and natural beauty, while those in search of some activity can enjoy a wealth of shopping experiences, not to mention the Helsinki Casino.

The Churches

About 90% of the Finnish population is Lutheran. Therefore the city of Helsinki is home to many beautiful and historic churches and cathedrals. The majestic Lutheran Cathedral was completed in 1852  and is one of the city’s most prominent attractions. Additionally, the Church in the Rock is a more modern structure that was completed in 1969 and a must-see for any visitor to the city. The church features strong acoustics, making it a popular venue for concerts.

The Shopping

Helsinki is one of the world’s fashion and shopping capitals and is home to some amazing designer boutiques, department stores, and high street shopping outlets. Aleksanterinkatu is one of the main shopping streets in the city and is home to major department stores, while Esplanadi features luxury boutiques and designer stores.

The Food

Finland is known for providing a gastronomical experience of note thanks to its delicious and healthy local cuisine. Helsinki itself is home to many restaurants all serving typical Finnish dishes made from local produce. Fish is also big in this area, with many restaurants serving up lip-smacking smoked salmon, pike, Baltic herring and perch, among others.

The Helsinki Casino

Casino Helsinki is located in Helsinki and is the largest casino in Finland, with many referring to it as the only real casino in Finland, with the online variety like BetSafe being an exception. Here you will find a wealth of casino games to suit almost all needs, including over 300 slots, 32 table games as a sophisticated poker room, making Helsinki the ideal destination for gamblers looking for an exciting new experience. Gambling laws in Finland can be a bit odd, but they’re more than happy for you to visit Casino Helsinki and play at a Finnish regulated casino online too. 

The Parks

Wonder through Helsinki and you will come across plenty of pretty parks, ideal for strolling, picnicking and simply relaxing. Enjoy some of the city’s natural beauty at The University Botanical Gardens, home to an abundance of orchids, cacti and water lilies. Other picturesque parks situated in the city include Esplanadin, Sinebrychoffin and Central Park.

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