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Welcome to Helsinki!

Discover Helsinki is made for tourists and visitors to the city who are seeking information and inspiration about Helsinki. Whether you are planning your visit, new to Helsinki or visiting right now as a tourist, at Discover Helsinki you will find lots of practical tips and information about what to do, how to get around, as well as about the rich history of the capital of Finland. If you are staying in a hotel room or a 1st class cabin on one of the major cruise lines, you will find the Discover Helsinki book with lots of hidden gems, must-visits and current events.

Helsinki Outlet

Helsinki Outlet is a newly opened shopping village on the border of Helsinki and Vantaa. It is just 10 minutes away from the Helsinki Airport by car, making it an ideal place to do some shopping during a long layover between flights! What is Helsinki Outlet? The Helsinki Outlet shopping village opened on November 1st […]

Haunted Helsinki

It’s Halloween – what better time to tell the tales of haunted Helsinki? Over the centuries Helsinki has gathered its fair share of specters and spirits, and here we highlight three places where the visiting ghost-hunter might be fortunate enough to spot something otherworldly. Finnish National Theater The Finnish National Theater is a good place […]

Dining Out in Helsinki

If you are dining out in Helsinki, be prepared to fall in love with the versatility and pureness of Finnish cuisine. Although it is a small city, Helsinki offers a wide range of restaurants catering to every taste. Helsinki’s best restaurants offer high-quality food in stylish settings, many of which are located either in the […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Restaurant Skörd

Discover Helsinki visited one of the Helsinki’s newest additions to the wild food restaurant scene, Restaurant Skörd. Opened in September 2019, Restaurant Skörd is bringing a fresh take to the Finnish restaurant scene, having challenged themselves to create completely local Finnish food. And by that we mean that every single ingredient used is from Finland […]

Baltic Herring Market 2019

The Baltic Herring Market has made its annual return to the Helsinki Market Square. The Herring market has been ongoing every autumn since 1743 and is the oldest traditional event in Finland. Not just a fish market Given the name, you might believe that the Herring Market is simply a large fish market, but this […]

5 Reasons to Visit Tampere

Tampere is located just under 200 km north of Helsinki and can easily be reached by train or by car in around 2 hours. Here’s a five reasons to visit this compact and charming city. 1. Natural Beauty You have probably heard about Finland’s lakes, which number in the thousands. In Tampere alone there are […]

Sinebrychoff Art Museum

The Sinebrychoff Art Museum is a branch of the tripartite Finnish National Gallery, along with Ateneum and Kiasma. It is the only museum in Finland which specializes in the artworks from the 14th century to the 1850s. It holds some of the most important paintings from the old European masters that can be found in […]

Helsinki Design Week 2019

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, […]

Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival 2019

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 […]

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