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 […]

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”. […]

Ice Hockey in Helsinki – The Helsingin Jokerit

There’s no doubt about it – ice hockey rules in Finland.  It’s our national sport, even if unofficially so. It’s fast-paced, at times rough but always exciting, and it’s played out on the ice (which we have a lot of, believe me).  Finnish Passion for Ice Hockey Demanding on its players, it requires real tenacity, […]

Lux Helsinki 2019

The new northern lights are in town again, as the annual light festival Lux Helsinki kicks off this Saturday. Since 2009 Helsinki has put on one of the largest light festivals in Europe, with this year’s festival promising to be one of the best yet. An exciting range of light installation artworks will be on display, including […]

Helsinki Christmas Market

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. There will be Christmas Karaoke at the Market on Saturday! The Oldest Christmas Market in Helsinki The Helsinki Christmas market at […]

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