Published 20.8.2020

Olympic Stadium for locals and tourists alike 

Strong emotions, atmosphere, shared experiences underpin the Olympic Stadium services – rightly so as the demand for comprehensive experiences will grow in the future. The new Stadium, the Tower and the tours inspired by stories will provide the visitors with a more profound experience of the Stadium that belongs to all of us.  

The Tower of the Stadium is an icon in its own right. It has been a venue for falling in love – according to the wartime legend, the spark flared in the Tower between a “Lotta”, member of the Finnish women's auxiliary services and an air defence serviceman – for popping the question and even for celebrating the wedding. No wonder, since the Tower offers the best view to admire Helsinki. Especially the light-spotted cityscape over the Helsinki in the dusk is very impressive.

These views reopen for admirers on 31 August. The visits to the Tower are organised with due consideration of the Covid-19 challenges, and for safety reasons and for now, only 10 visitors are admitted at the same time. The 30 min visit to the Tower offers the excitement of the all-around views over Helsinki.

Open views to Helsinki

Helsinki is a city traditionally attracting visitors interested in design and architecture. Alvar Aalto, the Finnish Jugendstil and marvellous functionalist buildings, such as the Olympic Stadium, are attractions also reflected in Helsinki visitor profiles.

“It is quite exceptional that so close to the city centre, we still have part of the Olympics history in its original use. Finland is among the smallest countries ever hosting the Olympics and a mesh in the interesting sports history network. The splendidly renewed, pure representative of the functionalist architecture will remain a significant element of the Helsinki offer”, CEO Laura Aalto of Helsinki Marketing points out. 

“Well designed constructions will outlast the passing of the years! Historical stratification is part of urban life and a living city is never really complete. The Stadium is a magnificent example of further development of a site with due respect for the old element”, Aalto concludes.


Tower of the Olympic Stadium

Tickets available as of 18 August at Lippupiste points of sale and at

Adults: € 6.50

Children from 7 to 16: € 4, under 7 for free.

Pensioners, unemployed, conscripts: € 4.

Lippupiste will only charge eventual booking or payment fees for ticket delivery. The order fee will be added to the price based on the type of delivery chosen.

The guided Stadium tours will be launched during the opening ceremony weeks. Ticketing starts on week no. 35. 

Important information for visitors

During the opening weeks in August and September, the Tower visits are only possible with pre-booked and collected tickets. Admission is only valid during the hour printed on the ticket. The visits to the Tower take place in groups of maximum ten persons. The top of the Tower is outside area, reached with the elevator. The visit takes 30 minutes. We recommend that you use a mask during the visit.

The entrance - The Visitor Centre of the Stadium (Tower entrance). 


The visitors participate in the Opening Weeks events at their own risk. Should it become necessary to cancel any events or visits to the Stadium during the Opening Weeks, the Stadium Foundation will not be responsible for any expenses potentially incurred by the participants. If the events or visits during the Opening Weeks must be postponed, the tickets will be valid for a new time slot. Please follow the Olympic Stadium information channels for eventual changes.