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. […]
Getting from Helsinki to Espoo is even easier, now that the new West metro extension has openend. Exploring Helsinki’s neighbouring city makes for a great day out.
Hitting the beach may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are planning a trip to Finland. It might comes as a surprise, therefore, that you can really enjoy the beach life in Helsinki when the summer comes around. There are plenty of beaches that can be enjoyed without having to […]
Seurasaari island is an easily accessible spot for outdoor relaxation in Helsinki which can be enjoyed in all seasons, winter being no exception. Here you can reconnect with nature, enjoy the benefits of winter walking or learn more about Finland’s folk history, all at once. Easy Access Although the open-air museum is closed in the winter, Seurasaari […]
On the seaward horizon from the Market Square, you’ll catch a glimpse of the church tower that doubles as a lighthouse on the island fortress of Suomenlinna, and it is also from the Market Square that the passenger ferries depart for the fortress. Suomenlinna is Helsinki’s top tourist attraction and worth a visit at any time […]
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”. […]
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. The Oldest Christmas Market in Helsinki The Helsinki Christmas market at the Senate Square is a seasonal favourite. It has the […]