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Things to do in Helsinki

Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located in a central position in Kluuvi, the heart of Helsinki. Our location is ideal for a city break, as we are within walking distance of the city's best attractions. Below, we have gathered our favorites among the nearby attractions


Ateneum is the home of Finnish art and part of the National Gallery. Ateneum houses the oldest and most extensive art collection in the country, featuring works from the 18th century to modern art of the 20th century. In total, the collections include almost 30,000 national treasures. Recent blockbuster exhibitions have showcased artists such as Tove Jansson, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, and Ilja Repin.

A visit is also worth it for the newly opened Café Höijer on the third floor of Ateneum, where art enthusiasts can enhance their museum experience in a beautiful setting while enjoying a selection of classic café treats. Read more >>

Market Square and Old Market Hall

Helsinki's Market Square is a bustling marketplace where fresh berries, fruits, handicrafts, and other local products are sold. Ferries to Suomenlinna operate year-round from the square, and during the summer, you can also catch ferries to Korkeasaari, explore Helsinki's archipelago, or take a boat trip to Porvoo.

Adjacent to Market Square, Helsinki's Old Market Hall is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Completed in 1889, it is one of the oldest market halls in Europe. The hall offers a wide range of high-quality local food products and delicacies, with many cozy cafes and restaurants. Read more >>

Address: Eteläranta, Helsinki

Kluuvi Shopping Center

Kluuvi Shopping Center is conveniently located across from Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki. In Kluuvi, you'll find fashion, sports, beauty, and leisure specialty stores, as well as several cozy cafes and restaurants. Read more >>

Address: Aleksanterinkatu 9

Finnish Museum of Photography K1

K1 is the new exhibition space of the Finnish Museum of Photography, located in the basement of Kämp Galleria, just 300 meters from Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki. K1's exhibitions showcase the most fascinating international and daring Finnish artists, providing visitors with both aesthetic experiences and thought-provoking art. Read more >>

Address: Mikonkatu 1, Helsinki

Allas Sea Pool

Allas Sea Pool is a popular seaside spa in the heart of Helsinki, near Market Square. In addition to a refreshing swimming experience, Allas Sea Pool offers unforgettable sauna moments with stunning maritime views. The pool has two heated freshwater pools and one seawater pool, with the temperature reflecting the sea's warmth, along with five different saunas and changing rooms. From Allas Sea Pool's Sky Bar terrace, you can enjoy views extending to the archipelago and beyond. Read more >>

Address: Katajanokanlaituri 2 A, Helsinki"