New Year’s Eve is the best occasion that comes at the end of the year and brings lots of happiness for everyone. People eagerly wait for the day to celebrate it thoroughly with their near and dear ones. It is a great time of year that brings the relatives together. Spending New Year’s Eve in a foreign country has become a trend. Whether you are too young or much adult you should not miss the chance of viewing an unknown land in this special occasion because this is the only day when the entire world gets ready to announce the grand celebration. You will be able to visit many places and enjoy all the parties as much as you want. If you are considering which city is your destination on next coming vacation, we would suggest Helsinki.
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The city caters a lot of tourism attractions and festive celebrations awaiting for you to discover on Christmas and 2018 New Years Eve holidays.
Fireworks, Parties, Celebrations
Helsinki residents love to ring in the New Year at Senate Square. This year, dozens of thousands of people will gather to celebrate New Year at the Square. The NYE programs will include high-level musical performances in addition to traditional speeches, greetings and singing together. After the countdown colourful NYE fireworks will illuminate the sky. After the NYE parties continue through the night all around town until early morning the 1st January.
Many New Year’s parties in Helsinki are private ones. Thus, if you know local Finns and can attend a family or friendly party. As a visitor, you can visit local clubs and bars on New Year’s Eve. Helsinki’s NYE parties often offer buffet-style meals along with locally popular drinks and sparkling wine.
Another of most popular places for NYE celebrations is Helsinki Cathedral. Socializing and celebrating at the same time can be done at the Helsinki Cathedral where the bells will be rung at midnight on New Year’s Eve. It will be followed by midnight fireworks and New Year’s celebrations outside, depending on how cold the weather in Finland is at the time.
Get to Helsinki
Most of visitors get to Helsinki by air planes. All international and domestic flights land at the compact, modern and airy Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (IATA code: HEL, ICAO code: EFHK), which is located in Vantaa, 20 kilometers to the north of the central Helsinki city. Don’t forget to book your air ticket in advance to avoid any last-moment problems.
Hotels for NYE
As the most popular destination in Finland, Helsinki has full ranges of hotels that can suit any travelers’ needs. You can easily find hotels with perfect facilities and services such as:
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Helsinki
- Hotel Haven
- Kamp Hotel
- Hilton Helsinki Airport
- Fabian Hotel
- Hotel F6
- Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
- Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
- Hilton Helsinki Strand
- Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard
- Next Hotel And Apartments Rivoli Jardin
If you are ready for your up-coming Christmas and New Year’s Eve by the Baltic Beach, earlier hotel reservation is highly recommended.