Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Every year there are many music festivals taking place in Finland, and several interesting festivals happen right here in urban Helsinki. Flow Festival Flow Festival, the hippest festival in Finland, takes place from the 9th to the 11th of August, 2019 in the historic power plant area of Suvilahti in central Helsinki. The past few […]

Seurasaari – A Place for all Seasons

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 […]

A Land of One Million Saunas

A Finnish Cultural Institution Experiencing a Finnish sauna is the best (and hottest!) way to start your adventure in Finland. The only Finnish word to have entered the English vocabulary, sauna is an important part of Finnish culture, tradition and everyday life. The age-old tradition still has an important role in the lives of most […]

Cocktail Bars

Finns have had a reputation of hard drinking. The nation’s favourite drinks have been beer and vodka, but there is a rapidly growing cocktail culture with a handful of bars that take cocktails seriously.  Sling In (Mikonkatu 8) is one of the oldest cocktail bars in Helsinki, having started in 1999 when cocktail culture was still […]

Attractions for children

There are lots of fun attractions and fun activities for children in Helsinki. The amusement park Linnanmäki is Finland’s most-visited attraction, and its spring opening is a major annual event on the calendar of Helsinki children. As well as a selection of rides and attractions of varying degrees of scariness, Linnanmäki houses Sea Life, an excellent aquarium and marine […]

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