Atlas Obscura's Ecliptic Festival - April 5-8, 2024 - Hot Springs, ArkansasBuy Tickets
The Atlas Obscura Guide To Helsinki
27 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Helsinki, Finland
Updated January 12, 2024
Unusual Attractions in Helsinki
In partnership with KAYAK
Plan Your Trip
In partnership with GetYourGuide
Unforgettable Experiences Nearby
Join the Ranks!Add an unusual place to Helsinki.
Join the Ranks!Improve the Atlas with edits and photos.
Stories About Helsinki
5 of Our Favorite Podcast Episodes About Wildlife in Unexpected Places
Life finds a way, from the bats that haunt and hunt in a majestic library to a bird sanctuary in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
by The Podcast Team
How Cold War Fears Helped Create Helsinki's Subterranean Paradise
The Finnish capital's city-within-a-city has a church, a hockey rink, and stockpiles of life-saving supplies.
by Michael Hunt
Finns Have Special Piers for Washing Their Carpets in Baltic Seawater
“It's the pleasure of being on the coast, and enjoying summer days and the fresh aroma of carpets.”
by Karen Burshtein