Book a room in one of our Holiday Inn® hotels in Helsinki and discover Finland’s stylish, pedestrian-friendly capital. Sip a glass of Karjala lager in bustling Market Square and watch the ferry boats skimming across the glistening Gulf of Finland.
Our hotels in Helsinki put you in the heart of one of Europe’s most walkable cities. Discover the intricate drawings of Akseli Gallen-Kallela and other Finnish masters at the Ateneum Art Museum, or marvel at colorful multi-media works in the sleek, ultramodern halls of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, both part of the Finnish National Gallery. Helsinki’s gleaming-white Lutheran Cathedral towers above the water, a view easily enjoyed via a ferry trip to Suomenlinna Fortress. Set on an island chain within the Gulf of Finland, this defensive sea fortress draws visitors with its 18th-century stone ramparts, tidy gardens, waterside cafés and shops selling ceramics and glassware.
From sleek ceramic tableware to funky glass lamps and reindeer hide shoes and jackets, the Esplanadi neighborhood, near our hotels in Helsinki, sells the finest Finnish designs. Stroll the promenade all the way to Market Square, where galleries and boutiques make way for Helsinki’s most pleasant waterfront dining. Fresh-caught salmon, grilled rainbow trout and smoked reindeer fill menus at bistros and cafes on the glistening Gulf of Finland, just a short walk or tram ride from our Helsinki hotels. Complete the evening with a Karjala beer, brewed in the city, or a glass of hard cider at the bohemian pubs of the Kallio district.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn hotels in Helsinki in summer, when Seurasaari Open-Air Museum welcomes visitors to a collection of a hundred restored 17th-century Finnish churches, buildings and gardens. Visit in wintertime, when Helsinki’s Linnanmäki Amusement Park offers reindeer rides, make-your-own cotton candy workshops and Christmas crafts.