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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.

Fasetti Vintage & Design

Fasetti Vintage & Design shop is an interior design shop which specialises in the work of Finnish designer, Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs (1911 – 1996). Ornäs’ uncompromising approach to high quality design made an impact on Finnish design during his lifetime. Over time, his work faded from popular knowledge, until brothers Janne and Samuli […]

12 Vintage & Secondhand Shops in Helsinki

Here are 12 vintage and secondhand shops that you can visit during the winter, when the popular summertime outdoor flea markets are closed in Helsinki. FASAANI ANTIK  Fasaani Antik is an antique and vintage buying and selling shop in Ullanlinna in Helsinki’s famed Design District. The nearly 1000 square meter cellar shop sells furniture and […]

Lux Helsinki 2020

Lux Helsinki 2020, Helsinki’s very popular annual light-art festival, opens tomorrow (January 4, 2020) along a brand new route in central Helsinki. Lux Helsinki 2020 – Official Route Installations along this year’s route will be open to the public daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. The five-day festival features nine installations along the official […]

Christmas at the Sinebrychoff House Museum

The Sinebrychoff Museum is hosting a special Christmas exhibition at the House Museum. The exhibition features the original tableware that was used by the Sinebrychoff family in the late 19th century. In addition to the replicating the original table settings, there will be an assortment of Christmas fare, along with beautiful flower arrangements. The House […]

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day Finland!  December 6th marks Finland’s anniversary of independence and the day is celebrated across the country with both joy and solemnity. Independence Day Traditions The occasion is typically marked by church services and tributes at war memorials. In continuation of a wartime tradition, candles are lit in the windows at 6 pm. […]

Kippis International Craft Beer Festival

The Kippis International Craft Beer Festival opens today at the Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas) in Helsinki. The festival will feature craft beers and ciders from over 50 different breweries representing 18 countries across Europe, the UK and North America. For a full list of participating breweries, you can visit their Facebook event page here. When & […]

Xmas Design Market 2019

The hugely popular Xmas Design Market opens at the WeeGee Exhibition Centre this Saturday. Xmas Design Market Around 50 companies and designers will participate in the market, which has been planned together with the Helsinki Design Market. You will find a wide range of unique craft and design items – perfect if you’re getting started […]

Bar hopping – Black Door, Tommyknocker & Hop Stop

Helsinki has lots of options for bar hopping in the city center. Today on Discover Helsinki we feature three bars in the city centre within close range of each other, each with a different twist. Black Door Welcome to the beer lovers’ living room! Opened in 1992, Black Door emulates traditional British pub culture and […]

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 […]

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