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Gumböle Golf GG

Gumböle Golf GG (Gumbölentie 20, Espoo) – located 25 minutes northwest of downtown Helsinki (via Route 1), Golf Digest magazine rated this course as being one of the top 5 courses in Finland.  Along with the course, there’s also a pro shop, a restaurant, a private meeting room, saunas, golf simulator, as well as a […]

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Serena Water Park

Serena Water Park (Tornimäentie 10, Espoo) – this is a great place for the entire family to enjoy the tropical warmth year-round — with terraced pools, massaging whirlpools, waterslides and a unique sauna section carved from the bedrock.  There’s also the Black Hole pipeslide — featuring sound and light effects.  Outdoors, there are carpet slides, […]

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Sea Life Helsinki

Sea Life Helsinki – this facility has an array of underwater sea life, ranging from sharks, to piranhas, sea horses, octopuses, clownfish, turtles, and other sea creatures.  Admission:  €16 (adult 15 year or older), €11 (children 3-14), free for children under 3 years.  Hours vary.  See Sea Life’s website for an updated schedule and other […]

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Saunas at Rastila

Saunas at Rastila (Karavaanikatu 4, Helsinki) –saunas are a deeply ingrained part of Finnish culture, so it’s no surprise that such facilities can be found throughout Helsinki.  Rastila Camping Helsinki (located in the outer reaches of the city — just 17 minutes away from downtown) has three cozy saunas that can be rented:  two small […]

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Presidentinlinna (President’s Palace)

Presidentinlinna (President’s Palace) (Pohjoisespl. 1, Keskusta/Kauppatori, Helsinki) – since Finland is a young country (having gotten its independence from Russia in 1917), this building was originally a salt storehouse when it was built during the early 19th century.  It became a palace in 1845 (where members of Russia’s royal family later resided).  The Russian Czar […]

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Paloheinä Golf Ltd.

Paloheinä Golf Ltd. (Kuusmiehentie 13, Helsinki)  – Paloheinä Golf is the most popular golf centre in Finland and is based on the principle of “pay and play”. It is located eight kilometres from the centre of Helsinki next to its Central Park.   There is a long nine hole golf course at Paloheinä, a practise […]

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Olympic Stadion

Olympic Stadion (Stadium) —  The Olympic Stadion, built in 1938 was designed in functionalistic style by the architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti.  The Olympic Games were held in 1952 in Helsinki.  Today the Stadion (located in an exceptionally central location in Helsinki – Töölö district) hosts both national and international sporting events (such as […]

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Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Linnanmäki Amusement Park (Tivolikuja 1, Helsinki) – located in the northern part of the city, this is Helsinki’s amusement park, with fairground rides in an exciting atmosphere.  The classic wooden rollercoaster is still the most popular ride.  Free admission to the Park during the Summer.  Prices vary for individual amusement rides.  See the Park’s website […]

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Linna Golf Oy

Linna Golf Oy (Vanajanlinnantie 485, Harviala) — opened in 2005, Linna Golf (located 23 minutes north of Helsinki) is heralded not only as Finland’s finest golf course, but as one of the best new layouts in Europe.  A member of the PGA European Tour Courses Group, Linna Golf, an hour’s drive north of Helsinki, has […]

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Korjaamo Culture Factory

Korjaamo Culture Factory (Töölönkatu 51 A-B, Helsinki) — Korjaamo Culture Factory is one of the largest arts centers in the Nordic countries. It produces arts events across various fields including music, theatre, fine arts and talks. Every August, Korjaamo hosts Stage – Helsinki Theatre Festival, which showcases a top-notch selection of domestic and foreign theatre […]