Apartments in Helsinki – Low-Cost Holiday Rentals
Helsinki is a hotbed of modern design and laidback lifestyle set against a backdrop of icy cold winters and contemporary architecture. Much like the rest of Scandinavia, Helsinki is dynamic, colourful, and extremely welcoming, with a certain kind of sleek stylishness that only seems possible in this part of the world. It’s a pretty city, too, with rows of Art Nouveau buildings rubbing shoulders with futuristic blueprints, and there are plenty of museums to check out, parks to relax in, and elegant cafes to keep warm in. Stay cosy in one of our many apartments in Helsinki – we have the perfect place to stay in this trendy city, whether you’re looking for an affordable flat or a boutique studio.
Stylish Design Meets Traditional Nouveau – Things to do in Helsinki
- Suomenlinna – This impressive landscape is an occupied sea fortress that sprawls out across six small islands surrounding the centre of Helsinki.
- Temppeliaukio Church – Set in a trendy neighbourhood, this Lutheran church boasts a magnificent design and is the brainchild of architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen.
- Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki – This elaborate domed Orthodox cathedral is a beauty to look at and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.
- Helsinki Cathedral – Standing proud on a hilltop in the centre of Helsinki, this impressive piece of architecture has majestic pillars and a typical turquoise domed roof.
- Kiasma – The city’s contemporary art museum is located inside a sleek, futuristic structure and boasts a collection of colourful works from world famous artists.
- Seurasaari – This green island district is home to the city’s open air museum and offers a peaceful green backdrop.
- National Museum of Finland – The city’s national museum reveals the fascinating history of Helsinki, from way back in the Stone Age up until the present day.
- Mannerheim Museum – Dedicated to Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, this popular museum showcases his military history and the details of his interesting life.
- Helsinki Olympic Stadium – The largest stadium in Finland is regularly used as a hotspot for sporting events and large, open-air concerts.
- Sibelius Monument – Taking pride of place in the Sibelius Park, this unusual and eye-catching sculpture commemorates Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer.
- Linnanmaki – For some fun in the city, head to this amusement park which boasts a selection of fast, adrenalin-pumping rides for all the family.
- Natural History Museum of Helsinki – Set inside a grand building that’s part of the University of Helsinki, the natural history museum highlights the history of the city through a fascinating collection of objects and artefacts.
- Finlandia Hall, Helsinki – Designed by Alvar Aalto, this impressive piece of architecture houses a huge events venue in the centre of Helsinki.
- Parliament House, Helsinki – The city’s Parliament is situated in the popular district of Toolo, and boasts an impressive architectural style.
- Design Museum, Helsinki – Throughout the city there is a heavy emphasis on new-age design, and one of the best places to explore Helsinki’s contributions to the design world is at this museum which highlights both Finnish and international design, including fashion, graphics, and industrial concepts.
- Hietaniemi Cemetry – Situated in a lush green area in the Lapinlahti district, this cemetery is the official burial ground for state funeral services.
- Havis Amanda – This nude statue was made by Ville Vallgren back in the early 1900s and now takes pride of place in the Market Square.
- Finnish National Gallery – The largest museum in the country boasts a number of art institutions, including the Ateneum Art Museum and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum.
- Museum of Finnish Architecture – Architecture plays a huge part in Helsinki’s stylish landscape and you can find out more about the history of it in the second oldest museum of its kind.
- Tamminiemi – This villa was once a former residence of the Finnish President up until the early 1980s.
Take a look through our collection of apartments in Helsinki, where you can find a range of accommodation in all these areas and more.
Laidback Landscapes and Crazy Karaoke – Local Life
As well as being a cool, trendy hotspot, Helsinki also has an extremely laidback side and it loves to have fun. If you’re looking to get away from the crowds at the most popular museums then head to the Kaivopuisto, one of the oldest parks in the whole of the city. Here, you can kick back and relax amidst the peaceful greenery or take a strong through the colourful surroundings. There are also a number of restaurants dotted throughout the large expanse of space, and even a nightclub that proves to be hugely popular with locals.
Helsinki has a beach, too. Sure, Hietaniemi isn’t the best looking beach in the world, but it offers a great escape from the bustling city centre. In the summer it can get quite busy but the sea is pretty warm, providing a refreshing swimming experience, and in winter it offers a lovely backdrop for taking a brisk stroll.
When night falls, Helsinki comes to life - this cool Scandinavian city certainly knows how to party. In recent years Karaoke has become a massive hit and there are numerous karaoke bars dotted around. For a truly unique experience, you can hire a Karaoke Taxi, which is kitted out with all the karaoke essentials, and drive around town singing your favourite tunes.
Whether you’re looking to explore like a local or hit up some of the main tourist attractions, we have a great selection of Helsinki apartments just for you.
How to Get to Helsinki (and How to Get Around)
There are a number of ways to get from Helsinki airport into the city centre, including a Finnair City Bus which leaves the airport terminals every twenty minutes and travels direct to the centre of town. You can also hop in one of the many taxis at the airport taxi rank – the journey is quick and relatively cheap.
Helsinki is easy to get around with a wide selection of public transport options. There are efficient and expansive bus and tram services that connect the major attractions, as well as a cheap and fast metro service that runs from one side of the city to the other. It’s easy to explore Helsinki by foot, too, as most of the top sights are within walking distance of each other.