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 […]

Public Transport

Update 13.3.2020: Helsinki Regional Transport has advised that bus tickets will not be sold on board, effective today. Use of the HSL app and travel cards continues as usual. HSL advises that routes continue to be operated normally, but asks the public to avoid unnecessary use of public transport. Helsinki is served by an efficient […]

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 […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Goodwin The Steak House

Discover Helsinki visited Goodwin, The Steak House, a popular steak restaurant with branches in Helsinki, Tallinn and Zurich. The Helsinki branch was opened in 2013 and, like all of the other branches, is easily recognisable by the famous ‘Black Angus’ sculpture at the entrance. Goodwin Steakhouse is the only chain steakhouse of its kind in […]

Valentine’s Day in Helsinki

It isn’t Valentines’ Day – it’s Friendship Day For everyone who cringes at the thought of Valentine’s Day, this is a post that will bring you some relief. Finland does not celebrate Valentine’s Day. Nope, no Cupid shooting arrows at lovelorn ladies and gents here.  Instead, the Finns celebrate Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friendship Day”. […]

Us on Instagram