Discover Helsinki 2017-2018

Discover Helsinki

Discover HELSINKI

Helsinki - Never far from water

Helsinki - Never far from water

Picture: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland The coastal waters off Helsinki are dotted with islands of all shapes and sizes.It is not without reason...
Welcome to Helsinki!

Welcome to Helsinki!

Picture: Visit Finland Helsinki is a surprising city that enchants visitors with its diverse urban culture, the proximity of nature and its frie...
A land of one million saunas

A land of one million saunas

Picture: Visit Finland You could start your adventure into the other side of Finland by visiting a sauna. It is something you have perhaps hear...

Architecture

Helsinki - A growing city

Helsinki - A growing city

Picture: Pirje Mykkänen / Visit Finland Finland suffered great hardship during the World War II, and the post-war reconstruction effort was not ...
Nouveau ideas - boldly modernist

Nouveau ideas - boldly modernist

Picture: Visit Finland Nouveau ideas Helsinki’s architecture offers many examples of turn of the century Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) and the class...
Towards metropolitanism

Towards metropolitanism

Picture: Visit Finland The hectic construction that took place in the closing decades of the nineteenth century is everywhere in evidence in cen...

Art

35 Art Galleries and Museums in Helsinki to choose from

35 Art Galleries and Museums in Helsinki to choose from

Picture: Riku Pihlanto / Visit Helsinki   Pick you favourite for a day, an afternoon, or an hour. Pick a random one to visit or work the list a...
Colour, power and the break-up of form

Colour, power and the break-up of form

Picture: Juho Kuva / Visit Helsinki In the early twentieth century anyone had at least a theoretical opportunity to study art, as students witho...
10 must-see museums to visit during your stay in Helsinki

10 must-see museums to visit during your stay in Helsinki

Picture: Aku Pöllänen / Visit Finland   AMOS ANDERSON ART MUSEUM Large art museum in the centre of Helsinki. Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 Helsinki Te...

Design

Folklore and magic

Folklore and magic

Picture: Jussi Hellstén / Visit Finland The past few years have seen the rise of Finnish illustrators. The hottest names now include Sanna Annu...
Ready for Finnish design?

Ready for Finnish design?

Picture: Katja Hagelstam / Visit Finland A good starting-point to see Finnish design is the Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23), one of the earl...
Postmodernism and recycling, Young fashion designers

Postmodernism and recycling, Young fashion designers

Picture: Visit Finland The 1980s saw the breakthrough of international postmodernism in Finland and elsewhere. All the styles and movements of ...

Events

Exhibition - The City Shaped by People - Urban planning - Service design - September 7 - 17

Exhibition - The City Shaped by People - Urban planning - Service design - September 7 - 17

Picture: Discover Helsinki When: Sep 7, Thu 09:00-19:00 Sep 17, Sun 09:00-19:00 Where: Helsingin kaupungintalo Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 ...
Exhibition - Catch Up with Photographers - Graphic design - September 7 - 17

Exhibition - Catch Up with Photographers - Graphic design - September 7 - 17

A post shared by Vasito de leche Studio (@vasitodelechestudio) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:12am PDT   When: Sep 7, Thu 09:55-20:55 Se...
Aalto Fashion Exhibition Fashion and textile design - September 7 - 17

Aalto Fashion Exhibition Fashion and textile design - September 7 - 17

Picture: Aalto Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design   When: Sep 7, Thu 07:45-22:00 Sep 8, Fri 07:45-22:00 Sep 9, Sat 09:30-22:00 Sep 11, Mo...

Information

Telephone

Telephone

Picture: Elina Sirparanta / Visit Helsinki Telephone Most Finns use a mobile phone (country code +358). There are several GSM operators in Fin...
Police

Police

Picture: Discover Helsinki To contact the Finnish police (poliisi), phone 112. There is a lost-property office at Pasilanraitio 13 (tel. +358 ...

Gastronomy

Sausages and potatoes

Sausages and potatoes

Picture: Seppo Hinkula / Visit Finland The summer in Finland starts on 1st June. Most Finns leave their city apartments for the tranquility of ...
Harvest food

Harvest food

Picture: Hannu Laatunen / Visit Finland   Harvest time in Finland comes in August and September. People catch Baltic herring and flatfish from...
Charmed by berries

Charmed by berries

Picture: Elina Sirparanta / Visit Finland The most popular Finnish desserts are made of berries. Many tourists have been charmed by the combi...

Discover Helsinki

Music

Tango, karaoke and lots of garlic

Tango, karaoke and lots of garlic

Picture: Visit Finland And then there is the Finn’s love for the tango. Tango? The hot, sensual and passionate dance usually associated with L...
Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Picture: Visit Finland Although a large number of Finnish music festivals take place outside the capital, there are still some interesting festi...
Cosy and contemporary venues

Cosy and contemporary venues

Picture: Visit Finland / The Church in the Rock Cosy and contemporary venues The atmospheric Alexander Theatre on Bulevardi 23–27 was the home ...

Nightlife

Top 12 best night clubs in Helsinki

Top 12 best night clubs in Helsinki

Picture: Visit Finland Apollo Live Club Located in a former movie theatre in the heart of the city, Apollo has live entertainment three or fo...
Looking for something special?

Looking for something special?

Picture: Visit Finland …where the hip people are?  Siltanen (Hämeentie 13) is a bar/club/restaurant with live music and DJs, a big terrace for ...
Helsinki Rock City

Helsinki Rock City

Picture: Terhi Ylimäinen / Visit Finland Finland is the heavy metal capital of the world, as the saying goes, and Helsinki is a rock city with l...

Restaurants

Magpie and other hidden treasures

Magpie and other hidden treasures

  Picture: Jussi Hellstén / Visit Finland   The area immediately to the south of the city itself is littered with small islets, many of which ...
Ethnic flavours

Ethnic flavours

Picture: Juha Kuva / Visit Finland   Ethnic food is one of the hottest trends right now and Helsinki has several upscale ethnic restaurants. Y...
Food festivals take over the streets

Food festivals take over the streets

Picture: Saara Salama / Visit Finland Restaurant Day is an original Finnish idea, a food carnival where anybody can open a pop-up restaurant for...

Shopping

The Esplanades and their cross streets

The Esplanades and their cross streets

Picture: Visit Finland The two Esplanades, running west from the Market Square and the South Harbour, act as a magnet for fashion and design out...
Hit the flea markets!

Hit the flea markets!

Picture: Nina Ijäs / Visit Finland Hietalahdentori flea market, also known as Hietsu, is open from May to September Mon–Fri from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m...
Off the Centre

Off the Centre

Picture: Aleksanteri Baidin / Visit Helsinki The Marimekko factory outlet is located at Kirvesmiehenkatu 7 in Herttoniemi, which is two stops be...

Sightseeing

Island beauty

Island beauty

Picture: Jussi Hellstén / Visit Helsinki On the seaward horizon from the Market Square, you’ll catch a glimpse of the church tower that double...
Suomenlinna today

Suomenlinna today

Picture: Visit Finland These days the old fortress island of Suomenlinna is home to families and artists and is a part of the City of Helsinki, ...
Attracted to Helsinki – Sights and attractions

Attracted to Helsinki – Sights and attractions

Picture: Discover Helsinki   Helsinki is a pocket-sized city and its sights are almost within a walking distance. Still, there is plenty to s...

Sport

Wife-carrying and mobile-throwing

Wife-carrying and mobile-throwing

Picture: Visit Finland   Finland is home to some of the most eccentric festivals in the world. What’s more, a number of them have world champio...
Activities for the whole family

Activities for the whole family

Picture: Visit Finland If it should rain during your stay, try one of the indoor adventure parks. The ones nearest to the city centre are Hop...
Go sporting

Go sporting

Picture: Juho Kuva / Visit Finland In addition to sporting sights, Helsinki offers visitors a variety of ways of taking some exercise. The Swim...

Transport

Ships ahoy

Ships ahoy

Picture: Keijo Penttinen / Visit Finland Ships ahoy For those who prefer their own company or for groups who want a bit of peace and quiet, the...
Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Picture: Discover Helsinki   There are several companies arranging Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours in Helsinki. Most of the buses have a sto...
Boat Services

Boat Services

  It is easy to overlook one of Helsinki’s main attractions: the extensive archipelago. In the summer, boat tours operate from the Market Squar...

HELSINKI 360° VR

360° VR - The Three Smiths Statue

360° VR - The Three Smiths Statue

Tip: Meeting someone downtown? This is a good landmark meeting point!     "The Three Smiths Statue is a sculpture by Felix Nylund, situa...