Destination guide

The artsy city of Helsinki awaits you

Come and experience Helsinki and its museums, theater scene and festivals. Travelers to this romantic city praise the shopping, restaurants and island views. Ateneum Art Museum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and National Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Helsinki

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Helsinki a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Allas Sea Pool (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Linnanmaki Amusement Park (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Helsinki Zoo (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Paloheina Golf (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Flamingo Entertainment Centre (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Vuosaari Golf (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Helsinki

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Helsinki is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Esplanadi (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Allas Sea Pool (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Kaivopuisto Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Winter Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hietaniemi Beach (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Sibelisu Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Helsinki

Fly into Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa), the closest airport, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Helsinki Central Station, Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station and Helsinki Pasilan Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Helsinki by jumping on the metro at Ylioppilastalo Station, Rautatieasema Station or Rautatientori Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Helsinki, FI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,219 vacation rentals around Helsinki. From 1,152 condo and apartment rentals to 29 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beach property in Helsinki?

Crystalline waters, white sands and cloudless skies as your canvas. If that's your ideal getaway, now's your opportunity to truly bliss out. Vrbo has 28 beachside getaway homes for you to select from. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, Vrbo has heaps of other choices, including:

  • 13 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 12 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 6 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Helsinki?

Unpack your bags, admire the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you're looking for a home away from home, an apartment rental is a no-brainer. Vrbo has 278 for you to browse through here. How does $45 a night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other property types, such as:

  • Hotel: 82 vacation homes. Prices start from $71 per night.
  • House: 34 vacation homes. Prices start from $95 per night.
  • Studio: 7 vacation homes. Prices start from $90 per night.

Can I stay in Helsinki in a large group?

Nothing beats getting together with old work friends or spending a week or so with your beloved relatives in a marvelous new place. What's best, Vrbo has options big enough for everyone. Apartment vacation homes are the most popular option here for large groups of guests. Our database currently has 35 available. In and around the area, the rental properties that can accommodate bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 82 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as $107.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 5 people? We have 58 that will suit. You can get one for as little as $101 per night.
  • Seeking vacation rentals catering to 8 people? You'll be glad to discover we have 36 that will fit the bill. You can get one from just $188 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandma and all your mates to Helsinki.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Helsinki?

Reduce those hefty accommodation expenses with a little help from Vrbo. You'll discover plenty of awesome rentals and save heaps of cash! When it comes to discovering an awesome deal, your first stop should be Lohja. Here, Vrbo has 5 rentals at an average price of $98 a night. There are another 941 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Kauniainen. The average price here is $363 a night.