Helsinki Cup

5-10th July 2021

Helsinki Cup has been organised since 1976 and the tournament has established its place as a significant part of summer in Helsinki. In July 2021 they will celebrate the 45th edition of the tournament!

The basic idea and ideology behind the Helsinki Cup have remained the same throughout its history. First of all, Helsinki Cup is a tournament for both genders – both boys and girls are warmly welcome to Helsinki Cup! Secondly, Helsinki Cup is a truely international tournament. In past years teams have travelled from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, Mexico, Mongolia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA, as well as from all over Finland.

Helsinki Cup is a huge tournament with over 20 000 participants every year. There are around 100 fields being used during the tournament week, spread all around Helsinki. The city comes alive during the tournament, which is held during the Finnish holiday season. All of the children together with their families and relatives guarantee great visibility for the tournament throughout the city.

Click here to access our Helsinki City guide

Accommodation and Love The Ball Center

The Helsinki Cup tournament package is the best way for your group to coordinate all of your tournament arrangements.

The package includes: hotel or school accommodation, meals of your choice throughout the tournament, Helsinki Region Transport (HRT) travel cards with unrestricted access to Helsinki’s public transit system and Helsinki Cup guide services during the tournament week

For teams that purchase the tournament package, the tournament organisers will make their best effort to arrange the matches as close to accommodation as possible

Typical Hotel Room

Hotel Accommodation

Helsinki Cup offers quality hotel accommodations through its partners at Holiday Inn and Scandic hotels. All of the hotels are located close to downtown Helsinki and are in the immediate vicinity of the playing fields.

Included in the package price is:

Accommodation in quad, triple, double or single rooms including normal hotel service.
Three meals daily (starting with dinner on the 4th July and ending with lunch on the 10th July
A wholesome breakfast each morning at the hotel. lunch and dinner will be served at the tournament restaurant
An HRT travel card valid for all public transport in the Helsinki region for the whole tournament week
Helsinki Cup guide services


Helsinki Cup school

School stays
School accommodation is available for players and team staff only. Most teams will be placed in classrooms with a maximum capacity of 18 people/room. Some exceptions are possible.

Included in the package price is:

Three meals daily (starting with dinner on the 4th July until lunch on the 10th July). Breakfast served at the school – lunch and dinner served at the tournament restaurant
An HRT travel card valid for all public transport in the Helsinki region for the whole tournament week
Helsinki Cup guide services

There will be a Cup kiosk in each school

Air mattresses, pillows, blankets and bed sheets are available via the tournament organisers for rent or for purchase. You can bring your own mattresses, but due to fire regulations their max. allowable width is 80 cm.

Love the Ball Center…is an oasis good vibes right in the middle of Helsinki Cup. The center offers a variety of entertainment and a great atmosphere throughout the tournament for players, their parents and other tournament goers.

It is located at the Käpylä Sports Park and is a great place to relax, prepare for future matches, enjoy the cafe’s refreshing beverages and snacks and explore the many exhibitions of the tournament partners. At the centre of the area is a stage with a variety of shows throughout the day.

In addition, Love the Ball Center offers first aid and tournament information. Recharge your batteries and enjoy the positive energy at Love the Ball Center!

Activities In Helsinki

Helsinki offers visitors an endless number of possibilities and exciting things to do. It is a relatively compact city whose activities are easily accessible either on foot or by the city’s brilliant public transport.

The capital of Finland, with about 650,000 inhabitants
One of the fastest growing cities in Europe
Excellent accessibility, either by air or by ferry
Plenty to do: amusement park (Linnanmäki), a zoo (Korkeasaari), museums, shopping, and countless sightseeing
Known for safety, clean air, and nature – sustainability is the goal!

Below are some tips – For Kids, Teenagers and Adults – during your visit to Helsinki.

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Helsinki Zoo is home to 150 animal species and almost 1000 plant species that show the diversity of nature. It is one of the few zoos located on an island. It is the perfect place to visit due to its natural environment, animals and history.

The zoo was established in 1889 which makes it one of the oldest zoos in the world. Helsinki Zoo also participates in the work to protect the habitats in the original homes of the various species. Helsinki Zoo´s mission is to work towards preserving biodiversity.

Linnanmäki Amusement Park is the most popular tourist attraction in Finland and the biggest amusement park in the Nordic region in terms of the number of rides. This is the ”must see” place in Helsinki

Welcome to the funnest place in Helsinki!

World Heritage Site Suomenlinna is a cultural treasure. Its construction began in the mid-18th century, when Finland was still part of Sweden.

Today, the fortress and its museums, restaurants and events are a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Suomenlinna is a popular visitor attraction and also a home of 800 residents.

Allas Sea Pool is a garden-like oasis in the heart of Helsinki, next to the market square, with a large pool area and magnificent saunas. It is open every day.

In addition to swimming, bathing in the saunas and good food, Allas Sea Pool offers many options for wellness.

Spending a perfect day at Allas means relaxing, lingering and enjoying the experience with all of your senses, refreshing both the body and the mind.


Getting There
Air Baltic to Tallinn

The tournament organisers have access to incredible flight prices simply because of the number of teams that book every year with them. So we would suggest that you ask us to get a flight price from them firstly. If, however, you want to book your own flights you are more than welcome to do so.

Helsinki has its own International airport and the following airlines fly there from the UK and Ireland.

Finnair from Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Heathrow and Manchester.

Norwegian Air from London-Gatwick.

It’s also possible to fly into Tallinn airport, in Estonia, then catch the ferry to Helsinki which we can arrange.

Tallinn is the Capital and largest city of Estonia, situated on the northern coast of the country on the shore of the Gulf of Finland; It is also the oldest Capital city in Northern Europe.

The ferry port is less than 4 miles from the airport. There is plenty of crossing available each day. The journey takes around 2 hours. Getting to Helsinki this way quite often works out cheaper.

Here are the airlines that fly there:

airBaltic from London-Gatwick

easyJet from London-Gatwick.

Ryanair from Dublin, Edinburgh and London-Stansted.


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