Places in Helsinki

Famous landmarks and highlights

Restaurant tips by local experts

All restaurants

Bars and nightlife

All bars and pubs

Attractions, museums and things to do

All attractions

A city of Northern Lights

Many refer to Helsinki as a “miniature version of St Petersburg.” Although the Russian influence is dominant, Helsinki was shaped by influences from both the East and West. This is a young city, nestled in an archipelago of hundreds of tiny islands that create a heavenly environment for cruises. Helsinki is a laid-back city, ideal for tranquil holidays, and romantic encounters under the splendid Northern Lights (visible during cold winters).

Happy LauraPete / CC BY 2.0

Itakeskus Shopping Complex

Itakeskus Shopping Complex

The largest fully enclosed shopping centre in the Nordic countries

The largest fully enclosed shopping centre in the Nordic countries Editors' Note

The Itakeskus Shopping Complex is the largest fully enclosed shopping center in Northern Europe, with over 240 different shops, restaurants and cafés that spread on an area of 96,300 square meters.

The Itakeskus Shopping Complex was built in three stages, beginning in 1984 and ending in 2001, four sections have been added, listed chronologically: Pasaasi, Pikku-Bulevardi, Bulevardi, and Piazza.

Itakeskus Shopping Complex
Itäkatu 1–7, 00930 Helsinki Helsinki
+358 9 343 1005
Visit website for details.