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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 Christmas Market

Update: The Helsinki Christmas Market 2019 is open from December 6th to the 22nd. Opening hours are Tue – Fri 11 am– 8 pm, Sat – Sun 10 am– 8 pm. Closed on Mondays. There will be Christmas Karaoke at the Market on Saturday! The Oldest Christmas Market in Helsinki The Helsinki Christmas market at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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