Pick 6: Helsinki’s most Instagrammable late winter locations

Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki / Credit: Henryk Björkström, News Now Finland

With some warmer temperatures in the air, bright blue skies and the promise of spring ahead, it’s the perfect weather to get out in the capital city and snap some stunning pictures.

So we decided to #Pick6 of the most Instagrammable places in Helsinki so you can maximize your late winter photo opportunities.

Sibelius Monument

Dedicated to the Finnish composer, the Sibelius monument consists of more than 600 hollow steel pipes which look magnificent both in selfies and through a fish-eye lens.

Löyly sauna

Events, friends and sauna. What would be a better combination for taking your social media updates to the next level? Jump into the cold sea water or have a few drinks while admiring the beautiful view of Eiranranta.


Best know for the Finnish TV-series ‘Salatut Elämät’, Huvilakatu has some of Helsinki’s most beautiful early 20th century architecture. The colourful buildings make an ideal backdrop for your selfies!

Uspenski Cathedral

Located in Katajanokka, Uspenski Cathedral sits on a hill overlooking the harbour and city centre. Another quirky picture through a fish-eye lens.

Helsinki Cathedral – from a distance

Most of the typical Helsinki Cathedral pictures are taken close up, but consider something different, like this view taken in the grounds of the Uspenski Cathedral, showing the relationship between the two churches.

Old Market Hall

Right next to the frozen sea and the Market Square, this is a great place to look at all the fresh and artisan produce, as well as enjoy some lunch. Looks amazing through a fish-eye lens!