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Welcome to Helsinki!

Discover Helsinki is made for visitors to the city who are looking for 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 and how to get around, as well as Helsinki's fascinating history. 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, which is packed with lots of useful information about must-sees, current events and other hidden gems in the city.

Espoo Digi-Dance Festival

Espoo Digi-Dance International (EDDI) is a collaborative effort by dancers and digital content creators in Espoo to inspire, cheer and encourage everyone through a festive event combining the joyful spirit of dance and digital technology. The  EDDI Festival includes both a digi-dance (instagram-style, mobile phone video clip) and a short dance-film competition. Digi-Dance – Live […]

Aalto University Shop

Aalto University Shop is a campus store that offers a unique range of original design items along with stylish products bearing the university’s branding. Not Just a Campus Bookstore Aalto University Shop is located within Aalto University’s main campus at Otaniemi. Named after world-renowned Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, it is fitting that this […]

Travel Advisory for Finland

The following travel advisory is based on information issued by the Finnish government in respect of the coronavirus situation in Finland. UPDATE 28.3: Travellers arriving in Finland are not allowed to use public transportation when exiting the airport. Transportation will be provided for those passengers who are unable to secure private transportation. If you are […]

Art Nouveau Architecture in Katajanokka

Katajanokka is a district in Helsinki located on the eastern side of the city center. Most visitors will recognise its most famous landmark, the Uspenski Cathedral, but may easily overlook the area’s incredible Art Nouveau architecture that can be found just beyond the Cathedral. The western section of the district, sometimes referred to as the […]

Helsinki Sauna Day 2020

UPDATE: Helsinki Sauna Day has been cancelled. The organisers will provide more information about the event at a later date. Helsinki Sauna Day 2020 is nearly here! In the past few years, an event to celebrate the joy of the sauna started in Helsinki and nowadays is celebrated even in other countries around the world. […]

Women and Power in Helsinki

Today, Finland is recognised as a leader internationally in gender equality, but it was not always this way. As we celebrate Women’s Day (8.3.2020), we take a brief look at the role of women in Finnish society, historically to the present day. In the past centuries, women’s position in society was strongly associated with their […]

Wildlife Travel in Finland

In recognition of World Wildlife Day 2020, we take a look at wildlife travel and conservation efforts in Finland. World Wildlife Day 2020 March 3, 2020 is World Wildlife Day. Established by the UN, it is an annual celebration of the world’s wild flora and fauna, raising awareness of efforts towards conservation and the sustainable […]

Michelin Star Restaurants in Helsinki 2020

Congratulations to Restaurant Inari for receiving a 2020 Michelin Star! Inari joins five other restaurants in Helsinki with Michelin stars this year. Michelin Star Restaurants Inari (Albertinkatu 19 A) defies categorisation, with new wave cooking that combines Finnish ingredients with Japanese philosophy and techniques. They offer a 7/9/12 course menu. Olo (Pohjoisesplanadi 5) has been […]

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