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, […]
There are around 30 major shopping centres in Helsinki and environs. To start with, in the heart of the city, there are several shopping malls which are connected through an underground passage known as the Asematunneli. Through this underground network, you can easily access the Kamppi and Forum shopping centres as well as the Sokos […]
While souvenir shopping is a universal standard for tourists, a knife as a souvenir may not be the first thing you think of when buying mementoes of your trip. But if you think that fridge magnets don’t quite cut it and prefer something that is authentic to Finnish culture, then consider the ‘puukko’, a traditional […]
The Esplanade is the green heart of Helsinki. Running west from the Market Square and the South Harbour, the Esplanade has attracted some of the best shopping in Helsinki. Here are some of the high-end fashion and design outlets that you can find around the Esplanade. Marimekko (Mikonkatu 1) is a world-class Finnish brand, founded in […]
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.
Christmas markets are a hallmark of European yuletide and this is no exception in Helsinki, where a number of charming markets can be found. The Oldest Christmas Market in Helsinki Of these, the Helsinki Christmas market at the Senate Square is a seasonal favourite. It has the distinction of being the oldest and largest annual […]
Helsinki is known internationally as a city of design and at its heart is the Design District. Design District Helsinki is a large cluster of stores, restaurants and more, with creativity as the common factor aside from their location, spreading out from the hub of the Diana Park in Erottaja, at the south end of Mannerheimintie, […]