Top Sights

This traffic sign (road sign) means a sight. (Photo: JariJK)

Twenty most popular attractions (sights) in Finland

1. Linnanmäki Amusement Park, the largest amusement park in the Nordic countries, free admission, free Panoraama sightseeing tower, own rides for small children, teenagers and adults, many big roller coasters, 4D cinema, Sea Life aquarium etc. (Helsinki):

2. Särkänniemi Amusement Park, including the new Angry Birds Land (Tampere):

3. Korkeasaari Zoo, one of the most northerly zoos in the world with animals from arctic tundra to Amazonia, several rare species, established in 1889 (Helsinki):

4. AaltoAlvari Swimming & Recreation Center, mainly designed by Alvar Aalto (Jyväskylä):

5. Ruka Ski Resort (Kuusamo):

6. Ateneum Art Museum (Helsinki):

7. Näsinneula Observation Tower, the tallest observation tower in the Nordic countries (Tampere):

8. Imatran Kylpylä Spa & Indoor Water Amusement Park, the spa with massaging showers, swimming pools, kids' pool, whirlpool (jacuzzi), Yorokobi pool (hot pool), saunas, the new Promenade hotel with very good rooms for families, the old Spa Hotel (Imatra):

9. Levi Ski Resort (Kittilä):

10. Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre, the most famous science centre in Scandinavia, planetarium, omnimax type cinema, action centre (Vantaa near Helsinki):

11. Grand Casino (Helsinki)

12. Särkänniemi Dolphinarium (Tampere):

13. Helsinki Festival (Helsinki):

14. Caribia Spa Hotel - one of the best spa hotels in Finland, many swimming pools with massaging showers and waterfalls, three waterslides (25, 80 and 117 meters long) for adults and children over 9 years, very good kid's pool (32 cm deep, +35 degrees warm water, a small waterslide for small children), also the outdoor section (adults' pool, cold water pool, small children's pool) (Turku):

15. Tampere Hall (Tampere): and

16. Sea Life (Helsinki):

17. Aqua Park Serena - the biggest indoor water park in Europe (Espoo, 20 kilometers from Helsinki): and

18. Särkänniemi Aquarium (Tampere):

19. Oulun Eden Spa Hotel (Oulu): and

20. Rauhalahti Spa Hotel (Kuopio): and and

These are "the must" sights, too. Don't forget these:

Suomenlinna Island Fortress, the island fortress no visitor to Helsinki should miss, the biggest sea fortress in Scandinavia, founded in 1748 on the islands of the coast of Helsinki (boats from the Market Square), included in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, many museums, beaches for swimming, restaurants and cafes, a wonderful "Suomenlinna Experience" multi-image show, also guided tours (Helsinki): and and and

(Photo: JariJK)

Uspenski Cathedral, an Orthodox cathedral, a brick building in Byzantine-Slavonic style, built in 1868 (Helsinki):

Temppeliaukio Church - a Lutheran church inside the rocks, bold modern construction (Helsinki): and

Kiasma - The Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki):

The biggest snow castle in the world (Kemi):

See also World Heritage Sites in Finland:

See also National heritage landscapes:

See also museums in Finland: