If you’re looking for somewhere different to stay whilst visiting Helsinki, there’s some cool alternative options on Airbnb. These are 10 of the quirkier properties you can choose around the Helsinki area.
Situated 40 minutes outside the city, this traditional log cabin offers a fireplace for toasting marshmallows, a hammock in the garden and a sauna.
Where: Vantaa, Finland
Cost: £66 per night
Stay on a houseboat in the centre of Helsinki and wake up to views of the harbour and waterfront. Optional extras include a walking tour with the captain, a rooftop terrace and sauna.
Where: Helsinki city centre
Cost: £99 per night
35km outside of Helsinki you can stay on this cute ‘Saunaferry’. Complete your authentic Finnish sauna experience by taking a swim in the lake, then sitting on the tiny terrace watching birds nesting and enjoying the silence.
Cost: £103 per night
One hour outside Helsinki you can rent a cabin on a tiny private island. Relax in the outdoors hot tub, cosy up in front of the fireplace, bask on the private beach or take the boat out for a spin.
Set in a 1920s wooden house, this tiny artist’s studio is full of character. Illustrations by the owner hang on the wall, curious objects are carefully laid out on the dresser and the stove has original old tiles.
Looking like something out of Grand Designs, this compact modern studio has floor to ceiling windows and a wooden terrace in a forest garden. Keep an eye out for deer and rabbits wandering around while you prepare for a sauna.
If you’re on a budget or can’t resist the novelty value of staying in a trailer then this is the perfect place to stay. My favorite bit of the advertised description is:
“Toilet of course can be used inside the trailer for urinating or if a “number 2 emergency” occurs.”
True luxury indeed!
This cabin in a scenic location outside Helsinki comes with bicycles, kayaks and it’s own private pier. A tiny little sleeping space has been built up in the roof so you can feel all cosy and hidden away.
Just like staying in a museum, this UNESCO Heritage apartment is decorated with antique furniture and is situated on a fortress island with cobbled streets.
Get a brief taste of yacht life when you stay on this well equipped catamaran. There is even the possibility of chartering the boat to get a full sailing experience.