Hit the flea markets!


Picture: Nina Ijäs / Visit Finland

Hietalahdentorin flea market, also known as Hietsu, is open from May to September Mon–Fri from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Helsinki classic, Hietsu is a great place for fun finds or just hanging out.

It now has a serious conteder in Hakaniemen kirppis (at Hakaniemi Market Square, a popular Sunday flea market a few tram stops off the centre, and Konepajan Bruno, open on Saturdays and Sundays (Aleksis Kiven katu 17 A).

Siivouspäivä (Cleaning Day) turns Helsinki into a big second-hand market, where anyone can sell or give away their old things.

It takes place every May on the Saturday of the week 21, and every last Saturday of August. For more info, see siivouspaiva.com

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