Trikoot’s Guide to Helsinki


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINLAND The whole history of Finland in one huge
building. Tue-Sun 11-18, closed Mon. Adults 10 EUR. Mannerheimintie 34.

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Skeletons and old stuff. Tue-Sun 10-16, closed
Mon. Adults 13 EUR. Pohjoinen rautatiekatu 13.

ATENEUM Largest art museum in Finland, specializing in classic Finnish
artists. Kaivokatu 2, Tu-F 9-18, W 9-20, Sa-Su 11-17, closed Mon. Adults 6 EUR.

KIASMA Contemporary art museum with changing exhibitions. Tu 10-17,
W-Sun 10-20:30. Mannerheiminaukio 2. Adults 7 EUR.

BANK OF FINLAND MUSEUM Free museum about money and banking. Tu-F
11-17, Sa-Su 11-16. Snellmaninkatu 2.

MILITARY MUSEUM Showcasing the Finnish Defence Forces. Adults 4 EUR.
Maurinkatu 1.

COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAME MUSEUM Free museum in the top floor of a large
consumer electronics store. Tyynenmerenkatu 11. Museum at www.tietokonemuseo.
net, store at

TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM History of technology in this museum a bit far away
from the city center. Tue-Wed 9-17 except Thu 9-19, Sat-Sun 11-17, currently
free entrance due to renovations. Viikintie 1.

HELSINKI CITY MUSEUM History of Helsinki. Closed until May 2016. Aleksanterinkatu

AVIATION MUSEUM 70 aircraft and other aviation stuff near Helsinki Airport.
Adults 10 EUR. Mon-Sun 10-17 except Wed 10-20. Karhumäentie 20. I/P train to
Aviapolis, walk 150 metres.

DIDRICHSEN ART MUSEUM Changing art and sculpture exchibits. Adults 12
EUR. Tue-Sun 11-17. Kuusilahdenkuja 1.


STOCKMANN The largest department store in Northern Europe, extensive food
floor in the basement. Aleksanterinkatu 52. Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 9-19, Sun 11-18.
Mannerheimintie 34.

KAMPPI CENTER Fifth largest shopping center in Finland, 150 shops, 20
restaurants. Urho Kekkosen katu 1. Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 9-19, Sun 12-18.

SOKOS HELSINKI Large department store next to Helsinki main station.
Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 9-18, Sun 12-18. Mannerheimintie 9.

ITIS largest shopping center in the Nordics. Over 200 shops, restaurants and
services. Convenient access with the Helsinki metro. Itäkatu 1. Mon-Fri 10-21,
Sat 9-18, Sun 12-18.


VARUSTELEKA Large army surplus store in a rather inaccessible industrial
estate. Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 10-18, Sun closed. Ruosilantie 2.

INTTI STORE Army surplus store. Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-15. Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu

KELTAINEN RUUSU Largest sex shop in Finland with toys and a sleazy cruising
area. Mon-Fri 10-06, Sat 10-07, Sun 12-06. Malminrinne 2.

UNION FIVE Skate wear. Forum shopping center, basement floor. Mon-Fri
10-21, Sat 09-18, Sun 12-18.

PONKES Skate wear. Forum shopping center, 2nd floor. Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat
10-18, Sun 12-16.

VERKKOKAUPPA.COM Northern Europe’s largest home electronics store.
Mon-Sat 09-21, Sun 12-18. Tyynenmerenkatu 11.

AKATEEMINEN KIRJAKAUPPA Largest book store in Northern Europe. Mon-Fri
9-21, Sat 9-19, Sun 11-18. Pohjoisesplanadi 39.

MOOMIN SHOP All Moomin-related items you can think of. Forum shopping
center, 2nd floor. Mon-Fri 09-21, Sat 09-18, Sun 12-18.


SUOMENLINNA SEA FORTRESS This living island, also a Unesco World
Heritage Site, contains cannons, fortifications and other paraphernalia
from the 1700s. Also museum, several cafés. Take a 15 minute
ferry from Kauppatori (commuter ticket valid). Free. www.suomenlinna.

THE CHURCH IN THE ROCK A church built inside a rock, opened in
1969. Daily 10-17 except during ceremonies. Free. Lutherinkatu 3.

postcard view. Church open 09-18, free. Between Aleksanterinkatu
and Kirkkokatu.

USPENSKI CATHEDRAL Largest Orthodox cathedral in Western
Europe. Tue-Fri 09:30-16, Sat 09:30-14, Sun 12-15. Free. Kanavakatu 1.

HIETANIEMI CEMETARY The final resting place for important people.

FINLANDIA HALL Designed by Alvar Aalto, this architecturally
significant multipurpose building houses events and concerts.
Guided tours available. Mannerheimintie 13.

PARLIAMENT HOUSE Housing the Finnish Parliament, both the
exterior and interior are impressive. No tours until 2017 due to
renovations. Mannerheimintie 30.

YRJÖNKATU SWIMMING HALL Remarkable Neo-Roman architecture
and naked male bodies in this public nude swimming hall. Upstairs
cabins include towel and robe. Open for men Tue, Thu, Sat 13-20. 2nd
floor cabin 14 EUR. Yrjönkatu 21 b.

SEURASAARI OPEN AIR MUSEUM Small island containing historic
houses and nice atmosphere during summer. Free entry to island via

SIBELIUS MONUMENT 24 tons of steel and 600 pipes designed by Eila
Hiltunen and built in 1967. Sibelius Park.

WINTER GARDEN Tropical garden year around. Free. Hammarskjöldintie
1. Tue 9-15, We-Fr 12-15, Sat-Sun 12-16.

KORKEASAARI ZOO Mid-size zoo on an island with bridge access.
Open daily wintertime 10-16, summertime 10-20. Adults 12 EUR. Bus
16 from Helsinki main station.

FINNAIR SKYWHEEL Overpriced 40-metre ferris wheel at the harbour.
Mon-Fri 11-17, Sat 11-18, Sun 11-17. Adults 12 EUR. www.finnair-skywheel.

CINEMA Two multiplexes in central Helsinki, Tennispalatsi and
Kinopalatsi, offer a total of 24 screens. Most movies are with original
sound, subtitled in Finnish and Swedish.


G-LOUNGE Opened in 2015. Provides a rooftop view hidden behind an
inconspicous entrance and elevator ride. Simonkatu 8. Daily 12-24.

TERASSI BAR Cozy living room in the decadent Kallio district. Porthaninkatu
9. Daily 18-02.

MANN’S STREET Bar by day, club by night, Mann’s is kitschy and tolerant
for all. Mannerheimintie 12 A 2nd floor. Daily 14-02 (-04) www.mannstreet.

BEAR PARK CAFÉ Small, homely cafe with a summer terrace. Agricolankatu
13. Daily 8.30-18.

CAFÉ CAVALIER Mid-size gay bar and cafe, often busy. Malminrinne 2-4.
Daily 16-01.


DTM Large, twinkish, open every day. Daily 21-04. Cover 3-10 EUR. Mannerheimintie 6.

HERCULES Daily 21-04. Cover 3-5 EUR. Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21.

MSC FINLAND Monthly fetish nights in for-hire venues. Dresscode and men only. See for details.