Helsinki, Finland

Senate Square & Ullanlinna 

This route features waterfront, parks and some of Helsinki’s main sights. A good option to start your run is at Esplanadi street in front of the Swedish Theater. At the start, you will pass one of the main landmarks of the city, the white Helsinki Cathedral on Senate Square. Continue your run to Katajanokka, where you will see another major cathedral, the Russian-Byzantine style Uspenski Cathedral. Make a loop around Katajanokka island, run through Kauppatori market square and see the Presidential Palace on your right. Head south towards Kaivopuisto park and pass several embassy buildings on your way. Kaivopuisto park features Kaivohuone restaurant, where Finnish rich and famous gather to see and be seen in the summer season. Continue your run through Ullanlinna and Eira, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of the city, and head north back to Esplanadi.

  • 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Flat
  • Esplanadi or any other point
  • Good transport access