Helsinki set to offer a new sauna culture and the island nature

Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2016

helsinki-2016Helsinki combines in a unique way the capital’s heart and peace. This year, Helsinki offers many new opportunities to enjoy the town’s maritime nature and the sauna culture. This city holiday going home refreshed and rested, but full of new experiences, says Visit Helsinki, Marketing Communications Maarit Pitkänen.



Turkish Culture to live in Helsinki through prosperity: the city will be opened this year, new kinds of objects with a Finnish sauna experience can be experienced in the marine town of ambiance increasingly more modern way. In the spring of 2016 to the sea Hernesaari, just a few kilometers from the city center, opened in the Sauna-design sauna with access to the sauna in addition to experience the Finnish food culture, and enjoy the avarista views over the sea extending from the large terrace.



Wooden, with a terrace area of ​​over 1800 square meters comprising a brush and a height of 9 meters, a rising new building will be also a great attraction in the design and wood construction feat, which is an interesting place to visit for both domestic and foreign tourists.



Baltic Old kylpyläperinteesen are based on a new kind of pool sea spa will open in early summer Market Square flank. By changing the tarmac area in a green oasis pool opens in Helsinki seashore more versatile use of the townspeople and tourists. The pool offers holistic rejuvenation throughout the year swimming and saunomismahdollisuudella and cultural gems. Around the pool you can enjoy good food, Baltic Centre, the city’s events and marvel at the Finnish cleantech expertise. Sea Spa is open year-round access to affordable fee, restaurants and the Baltic Sea Centre is free of charge.



Helsinki inner city can be found in many traditional saunas quarter, which feeling is every resident and experienced traveler. In March, is celebrated for the first time in Helsinki Sauna Dayta, which opens in Helsinki and corporate private saunas and invites all interested to the village so familiar to the unknown on Saturday 03/12/2016. Helsinki Sauna Day event organized in collaboration with the Common ground ry Visit Helsinki.



Urban Nature Offering is completed Barrier Island

Nature is close to Helsinki everywhere. The city covers an area one-third are green spaces, parks and a lot of the sea enough for more than 130 kilometers.


– Each of Helsinki residents is less than 10 kilometers to the sea, whether they live in his district at any time. This is a unique European capitals compared Pitkänen says.


Spreading the Helsinki archipelago archipelago offers this year again a new destination when Situated between Santa Hamina and Finland, the castle barrier island opens to the public in May. It is an interesting excursion destination, where you can find a lot of untouched nature. Previously, use of the Defence Forces olleella military area you can admire the sea-views and natural addition to the well-preserved fortifications.



This year camping on the island takes place along the marked trails, including guided tours are available. In spring the island opened a cafe and is also becoming a destination signs, campfire sites and dry toilets. In addition, there are plans to tour the port. Waterbus connection from Market Square to start operations 05/14/2016.



City attractions and urban nature can explore your next summer also a new city on wheels. Initially, city bikes can be found in a total of 500 pieces of 50 Bike Station, inner-city area, which extends east Sörnäinen, Ruoholahti, the west and the north Rear-Töölö up. The aim is that in 2017 would have enabled 1 500 150 wheel and the status of the system.



Helsinki’s tourism record speed

Helsinki tourism began last year, despite a substantial reduction in the growth of Russian tourists.



– We expect a new record for overnight stays for the year 2015. We anticipate that overnight stays increased by almost four percent, exceeding the 3.4 million overnight stays. Although the Russian overnight stays decreased by nearly 40 per cent, brisk growth in the home country and in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Japan and China, as well as other smaller market areas turned overnight stays rise. At large events had a big role in tourism, “says President and CEO Visit Helsinki Tuulikki Becker.



The Helsinki Metropolitan Area hotel capacity will grow this year more than 1000 room.



– There is a fine thing that Helsinki’s accommodation capacity will grow briskly for a long time. We expect that this is also reflected in the number of overnight stays positive ‘development and to facilitate the application of international major events, Becker says.

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