Helsinki is situated on the scenic Gulf of Finland, and it's the capital city of the country. Despite its relative remoteness as the European capital that is furthest to the north, it is very accessible and has been a global destination for many years. It's a city that prizes architecture above all, and was named the World Design Capital in 2012. For some reason, Finland has also become synonymous with the Eurovision Song Competition, with the city previously serving as its venue. Sports fans will find lots of tradition here as well, particularly with the winter sports – Finns are world-class rally drivers, thanks to the ice rallies that are a regular fixture of the calendar. When you book Helsinki event tickets, this practically national pastime is a must. Look for where to catch races on StubHub.
Drama, musicals and sport in Helsinki
You can find plenty of theatrical entertainment in Helsinki, ranging from the works of world-famous Scandinavian dramatists to some of the world's most popular musicals, and audiences have always been able to enjoy shows like Cats Helsinki. On the opposite side of the spectrum, see for yourself what devoted sports fans the locals are by joining in on match days for Helsinki's major football team, HJK Helsinki. Buy or sell Helsinki event tickets on StubHub to make sure you cover both, and everything in-between. Make sure to also include the Helsinki Festival in your itinerary, and if you're a student, the Vappu carnival has become an annual gathering place.
Long summer days in Helsinki.
Helsinki is an open-air city, with its long summer days and fresh, crisp air. Its premier outdoor arena is Messukeskus Helsinki, an exhibition centre and convention venue that has hosted a variety of activities and events, covering a wide range of industries and interests, so. hHobbyists should especially watch for what's on here when booking Helsinki event tickets. No visit to Scandinavia would be complete without taking in an ice hockey game, whether you know anything about the game or not: it's the experience that counts. Look out for tickets to Jokerit Helsinki games – it's the city's most successful team.
Visiting surrounding countries
Helsinki is handily close to a few other northern European cities that are certainly worth travelling to when you're in the area. Stockholm, Sweden's lovely capital is to the west, and almost directly opposite it on the other side is the absolutely gorgeous St Petersburg. You could also flytake the ferry south across the Gulf of Finland where Tallinn awaits, Estonia's finestcapital city and technological hub.
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