The 15th annual Helsinki Design Week starts today! Helsinki is known as a leading city of design, and the multidisciplinary festival celebrates Finnish design in areas such as fashion, architecture and urban culture, while examining contemporary issues. This year’s theme is ‘Learning Climate’. Events The main exhibitions will be held at Erottaja 2 (Erottajankatu 2, […]
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Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 19.- 29.9.2019 Finland’s leading film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, presents its 32nd edition in September 2019. Over the years, the 11-day event has established itself as the country’s top platform for new, daring and alternative cinema. HIFF is known and loved […]
Capperi Restaurant specialises in Neopolitan pizza, one of the first (and still one of just a handful) in Helsinki who serve pizza in the traditional style of Naples. Neopolitan pizza is characterised by a thin and somewhat moist crust typically laden with luscious toppings like creamy mozzarella and tomatoes that have ripened under the shadow […]
Rock n’ roll rules in Helsinki as today, on August 15 Finnish music icon Andy McCoy returns to the spotlight at the legendary Hard Rock Café. Andy McCoy, who is best known in his capacity as lead guitarist and songwriter for rock band Hanoi Rocks brings both his art and his music to the Hard […]
Helsinki’s robust restaurant scene has its share of Nordic kitchens, but there are several which diverge from that very trendy road. Pastor Drink & Dine stands out in this category by bringing a completely different flavour profile to the scene. While you can find several restaurants who serve non-European fare in Helsinki, Pastor is the […]
The foremost contemporary art gallery in Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma is one of the three arms of the Finnish National Gallery. Kiasma’s collection is comprised primarily of Finnish contemporary art but is also the host of a number of international contemporary art exhibitions. The need for a contemporary art museum in Finland […]
Win two island-hopping tickets to visit the islands of Suomenlinna, Vallisaari and Lonna! We will choose 3 lucky winners – follow us on Instagram @discoverhelsinki to find out how to participate! Click here to go to the contest page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0IYyCFhdBz/ Competition ends on July 23, 2019. Helsinki is surrounded by over 300 islands, several of […]
There are around 30 major shopping centres in Helsinki and environs. To start with, in the heart of the city, there are several shopping malls which are connected through an underground passage known as the Asematunneli. Through this underground network, you can easily access the Kamppi and Forum shopping centres as well as the Sokos […]
Naughty BRGR, the mischievous innovator of the Finnish premium burger scene, is the brainchild of Akseli Herlevi, Finland’s first Top Chef winner. A burger perfectionist, Akseli spent over a decade travelling the world in search of the best burger recipes and restaurants. A pivotal moment in Akseli’s burger quest came during the Top Chef Duels […]