Places to Visit
Founded in 1889, the Helsinki Zoo is one of the world’s oldest zoos. Helsinki Zoo has developed into an active and memorable nature centre. The Helsinki Zoo keeps about 150 animal species from Amur leopard to parakeets and hundreds of plant species. Over half a million visitors visit Helsinki Zoo annually.
Helsinki Zoo is located close to the Helsinki city centre. Easily travel there with public transport, bike or boat from Kauppatori Marketplace or Hakaniemi.
Helsinki Amusement Park
The Helsinki Amusement Park has over 40 rides for children and adults. The Linnanmäki Amusement Park offers a fun family day and includes some of the oldest rides in Linnanmäki, namely the Carousel and Vuoistorata. The Carousel has been at the park since 1896, and the Vuoistorata is a wooden roller coaster that was built in 1951.
Linnanmäki continues to improve their park by adding something new every year. Young children can enjoy carousels, Ferris wheels, play areas with a glass maze and a fun house.
The Peacock Theatre, Sea Life Helsinki and many restaurants are also in the area. For its final week of operation, the amusement park stages the Carnival of Light, which includes performances and live music as a send off for the year. All profits go toward Finland’s Children Day Foundation, allowing families to have fun while contributing to a good cause.
Suomenlinna is one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A historical maritime fortress which started in the mid-18th century, Suomenlinna attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year.
Enjoy a 15-minute ferry ride with beautiful views of Helsinki and the sea. At Suomenlinna, visitors will find walls, cannons, tunnels, a submarine, museums, and cafes and restaurants.
In the summer, locals visit Suomenlinna to enjoy picnics and games with family or friends. Watch a short film on the Suomenlinna Museum and take a guided tour to learn more about life in the fortress in the 18th and 19th centuries.