Welcome to the Cable Factory
As the name suggests, the Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas) was formerly an industrial complex that produced marine cables. Situated in the Ruoholahti district of Helsinki, it’s now one of the largest event and exhibition centres in Finland.
Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas)
Cable Factory has accessible entrances and elevators to all floors. You can borrow a wheelchair at the info point. There are no automatic doors except in the Glass Courtyard. Disabled access to the inner courtyard is possible through the gateway in Tallberginkatu. There are ramps to Konttori and C-lobby, and an elevator to Valssaamo. There is also accessible entry to the museums with a ramped entrance and two disabled parking spaces in the inner courtyard.
What to see
Top Helsinki attractions to visit
Allas Sea Pool
Amidst the chilly city of Helsinki, lies a lively pool that welcomes residents and visitors all year round, providing a refreshing oasis of wellness.
Allas Sea Pool boasts a range of facilities including a cold sea water pool and sauna, as well as a warm water pool. Whether you fancy a midnight dip in winter or a day of swimming and sunbathing in the summer, Allas Sea Pool offers a unique urban experience.
Moreover, there are multiple restaurants and a trendy concert venue on the premises. And if you're feeling tense, why not try a wine and stretching class to unwind?
Löyly, situated in an erstwhile industrial district on Helsinki's waterfront, is a renowned public sauna in Finland that provides a peaceful escape from the city's commotion. This charming sauna complex boasts three wood-burning saunas, an all-season outdoor swimming pool, and a friendly restaurant that serves traditional Finnish dishes, such as meatballs and creamy salmon soup. During the summer, guests can bask in the sunshine on the expansive outdoor terrace, sip on a revitalizing beverage, and relish the spectacular views of the Baltic Sea.
Perhaps the most renowned and captured edifice in Finland is the Helsinki Cathedral. Meanwhile, the Sederholm House, which is positioned on the southeast corner of the square, is Helsinki's oldest stone structure. Nowadays, the Helsinki City Museum is located inside the building. Additionally, the Esplanade Park and the Market Square are a mere block away from the site.
Nestled in the center of Helsinki, at the terminus of Fredrikinkatu, lies the Temppeliaukio Church, excavated straight into solid rock. This unique architectural masterpiece, constructed in 1969, is a prominent landmark in Helsinki. The church chamber is topped with a copper-lined dome, supported by reinforced concrete beams anchored to the rock walls. The interior walls are adorned with rugged rock and rubble wall. Prior to noon, sunlight filters through the series of windows encircling the roof perimeter and illuminates the altar wall, which features an ice-age crevice serving as the altarpiece. The church's remarkable acoustics make it a favorite venue for concerts..
The Uspenski Cathedral, situated in the Katajanokka neighborhood of Helsinki, was finalized in 1868 and is the biggest Orthodox church in Western Europe. It's a must-visit tourist destination for anyone exploring the Finnish capital. This unique Orthodox church draws over 500,000 visitors and worshipers annually. The cathedral's thirteen domes, situated atop a raised platform in the center of the Katajanokka peninsula, make it readily visible and accessible. The peninsula is connected to the eastern mainland of the city by two bridges.
Located in the Sibelius Park, the renowned composer Jean Sibelius' (1865-1957) monument was created by Eila Hiltunen and revealed on 7 September 1967. The Sibelius Monument, resembling organ pipes, is crafted from welded steel and features over 600 pipes and a bust of the composer on one side. This monument is among the most sought-after and iconic tourist attractions in Helsinki. A smaller version of the sculpture can be found at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, while sculptural details of the artwork adorn the yard of the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The most ancient and sought-after amusement park in Finland is Linnanmäki, featuring an array of diverse rides in terms of type and size. Out of all the Nordic amusement parks, Linnanmäki boasts the most number of rides per visitor. The park also offers a host of other attractions, such as arcades, games, kiosks, restaurants, and an outdoor stage, where various performers and artists take the spotlight during the summer season.
Seurasaari Island is a wonderful location for outdoor activities, sunbathing, and strolling. Visitors are warmly greeted by a flock of tame ducks, swans, and geese swarming around the bridge. Upon crossing the white wooden bridge, one cannot help but encounter the cheerful little squirrels of the island. At the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, traditional Finnish lifestyles are showcased in a collection of cottages, farmsteads, and manors from the past four centuries, relocated from various parts of Finland. On Seurasaari, one can also find Seurasaaren Kruunu Restaurant, Cafe Mieritz, kiosks, and a beach. Barbecuing is also an option at the grill located by the Festival Ground kiosk.
Suomenlinna is a sea fortress located on a cluster of islands off the coast of Helsinki, Finland. It was built during the 18th century and has played an important role in Finnish history. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination, offering visitors the chance to explore its historic fortifications, museums, parks, and scenic views.
Nuuksio National Park
Nuuksio National Park, located in Espoo, Kirkkonummi, and Vihti areas and just 30 minutes from Helsinki, has attracted travelers for centuries and is one of Finland's most popular national parks. Its diverse landscapes, including lakes, ponds, swamps, and cliffs, make it a treasure for all ages. The park's location between two forest zones gives it unique natural features, and over 80 small lakes and ponds can be found there, each with its own distinct character..