Helsinki Metro might not be one of the oldest, but it’s definitely the coolest – and that’s not just because it’s the most northern metroline in the word.
Designed in the 70s, the orange trains have held on to their signature color ever since. Orange was chosen to cheer up the sometimes gray city and it gives a nice edge to the otherwise typically Scandinavian minimalist forms.
Where does the Metro take you?
Kamppi station is at a large shopping center. Look up at the ceiling at the platform and you can see the “Roots of the City”. The artwork that shows where from around the world the Helsinki residents are originally. Can you spot your city?
Coming up from the platform of Central Railway station stop, you will land at Kompassi – one of the favorite meet up points in the city. “The Compass” is a great central place to start exploring Helsinki.
Next up is Helsingin yliopisto, which is closest to its namesake the Helsinki University as well as Senat Square and Helsinki Cathedral.
To dive into the edgier parts of the city you can choose either the Hakaniemi or Sörnäinen stop.
Get yourself a day ticket and off you go exploring the city! And don’t worry about getting lost – the metro only has one line!
ps. the line is extending! Travel to Tapiola and check out the Weegee museum center!