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Origin Destination Price R/T Dates Airline
London LON     to     Helsinki HEL £93 11/12 - 11/19 airBaltic
London LHR     to     Helsinki HEL £153 11/04 - 11/06 Ukraine Intl Air
London LON     to     Helsinki HEL £162 10/27 - 10/31 Ukraine Intl Air

Charming and beautiful - the Daughter of the Baltic

Helsinki is the second-most northern capital in the world and lies on the Baltic Sea. The city is a wonderful mix of east and west, with cultural influences from Sweden and Russia. It was rebuilt by the Russian tsars along the lines of St Petersburg and has been used as a city-double in many cold war movies. Finland’s capital pulls off the trick of being a buzzing metropolis with a cosy, small-town feel. The city is officially bilingual and most residents speak English, as well as one or two other languages. Unlike many capital cities, Helsinki doesn’t try too hard to be stylish, it just is. It dares to be different and much of its charm is in the modern décor or traditional quirkiness of its bars and restaurants. Art Nouveau buildings, excellent museums, chic cafes and interesting landmarks appeal to visitors. Getting around the city is made all the more enjoyable on the trams and ferries.

Why Go?
Go for Helsinki’s quirky character and charm. Some of the landmarks are stunning, as is the architecture and surrounding scenery. The air is fresh and sitting outside a café in one of the parks or taking the ferry to Suomenlinna in the summertime, is a great experience.

When to Go?
Summer, from June to September, is definitely the best time to visit Helsinki, when the days are warm and long. During the cold winter from October to April, daylight only lasts for 6 hours and the temperatures drop well below zero. August is a great time to visit as all the festivals take place during this time. Finns flock to the outdoor cafés and city beaches to enjoy the sunshine.

How to get there?
Direct flights to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL) operate from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester. The airport is 19km from the centre of Helsinki and takes about 25 minutes by road. Taxis are available at the airport and cost around 30-40 Euros into the centre of town. Alternatively take a Finnair airport bus or the no.615 bus into the city.

Must see
Watch the world go by from the steps of the Uspenski Cathedral. Browse the shops of the Aleksanterinkatu and Esplanadi – expensive but fun. Visit the stunning Temppeliaukio (Rock Church). Jump on a ferry to the fascinating sea fortress Suomenlinna. Dance the night away at ‘Black’ nightclub, owned by F1 driver Kimi Reikonnen's wife, or listen to Sibelius at the Finlandia Hall. Unwind in the sauna at Yrjonkadun Uimahalli; an art-deco building with 3 saunas and a swimming pool, separate days for men and women and where most visitors don’t bother with bathing suits.

Airlines that fly London to Helsinki nonstop

Airline ▼ Flight No. Depart Arrival Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Valid
Air France 1381 06:40a 04:15p 21/09/2016 - 28/10/2016
Air France 1081 06:55a 04:15p 21/09/2016 - 26/10/2016
Air France 1081 07:05a 02:50p 30/10/2016 - 18/12/2016
Air France 1681 09:40a 07:20p 06/11/2016 - 11/12/2016
Air France 1681 09:45a 07:15p 20/08/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 388 06:30a 03:15p 10/10/2016 - 25/10/2016
British Airways 388 06:45a 03:15p 31/10/2016 - 26/12/2016
British Airways 428 06:45a 03:15p 19/09/2016 - 28/10/2016
British Airways 428 06:50a 03:05p 31/10/2016 - 19/12/2016
British Airways 304 07:20a 04:15p 30/10/2016 - 24/12/2016
British Airways 304 07:25a 04:15p 12/10/2016 - 26/10/2016
British Airways 430 08:25a 05:30p 17/10/2016 - 25/10/2016
British Airways 430 08:30a 05:15p 30/10/2016 - 01/01/2017
British Airways 308 10:50a 07:15p 22/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 394 12:25p 09:20p 10/10/2016 - 26/10/2016
British Airways 314 01:05p 11:00p 31/10/2016 - 31/12/2016
British Airways 438 01:10p 10:10p 09/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 438 01:15p 10:10p 16/09/2016 - 28/10/2016
British Airways 402 01:30p 10:50p 01/11/2016 - 28/12/2016
British Airways 314 01:35p 10:55p 23/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
British Airways 396 01:40p 10:45p 12/10/2016 - 26/10/2016
British Airways 396 01:45p 10:45p 29/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 396 01:55p 10:45p 07/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
British Airways 432 02:40p 12:10a 21/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
British Airways 316 02:55p 10:55p 21/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
British Airways 316 03:10p 11:00p 31/10/2016 - 30/12/2016
British Airways 398 03:15p 10:50p 30/10/2016 - 18/12/2016
British Airways 440 03:55p 12:10a 26/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 440 04:00p 12:10a 25/10/2016 - 25/10/2016
British Airways 440 04:25p 12:10a 30/10/2016 - 01/01/2017

Frequent flyer mileage calculator

The distance between London and Helsinki is approximately 1145 miles.