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 […]

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 […]

Sinebrychoff Art Museum

The Sinebrychoff Art Museum is a branch of the tripartite Finnish National Gallery, along with Ateneum and Kiasma. It is the only museum in Finland which specializes in the artworks from the 14th century to the 1850s. It holds some of the most important paintings from the old European masters that can be found in […]

Helsinki Design Week 2019

The 15th annual Helsinki Design Week starts today! Helsinki is known as a leading city of design, and the multidisciplinary festival celebrates Finnish design in areas such as fashion, architecture and urban culture, while examining contemporary issues. This year’s theme is ‘Learning Climate’. Events The main exhibitions will be held at Erottaja 2 (Erottajankatu 2, […]

Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival 2019

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 19.- 29.9.2019 Finland’s leading film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, presents its 32nd edition in September 2019. Over the years, the 11-day event has established itself as the country’s top platform for new, daring and alternative cinema. HIFF is known and loved […]

Island Hopping

Helsinki is surrounded by over 300 islands, several of which are easily accessible by waterbus from either the Market Square or Hakaniemi. Here, we take a look at three of the most popular islands – Lonna, Vallisaari and Suomenlinna. Despite their closeness to each other, each island is different and has unique features worth exploring. […]

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