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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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”. […]

Side Step Festival 2020

Side Step Festival 2020, one of Finland’s main contemporary dance festivals, takes place on January 31 – February 8. The annual festival is organised by the Helsinki based Zodiac – Centre for New Dance. The festival is being held at the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti and also at Culture Centre Stoa in Itäkeskus. Side Step […]

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 […]

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