Finland has been on K’s bucketlist for years. He saw a photo on Instagram and decided then and there he just had to visit. So when planning our Scandinavian Adventure, we knew we had to spend a few days in the Finnish capital. Helsinki is a cool mix of old and new, family friendly, and is extremely easy to navigate via public transportation. If you’re visiting for the first time, we put together a list of things to do, places to eat, how to arrive and more tips to travel Helsinki with teens and tweens.
Despite the rainy and chill weather, we found Helsinki to be a beautiful city with friendly people looking forward to welcoming summer. We had 72 hour Helsinki Cards but didn’t get to put them fully to use. We were about a week early for the seasonal attractions to start opening. Lucky for us, the passes did include public transport. We took full advantage and jumped on the tram instead of walking to avoid the rain showers – plus we didn’t have to worry about any extra costs!
Helsinki has so much to offer families that you could easily spend more than 3 days enjoying the city, especially in the summer. We’ve put together some of the best things to do in Helsinki with kids. The list includes activities we were able to do as well as activities we wanted to do but weren’t yet open.
Top 10 Things to Do – Travel Helsinki with Teens
1. Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna via ferry