Lapinlahti Mental Hospital and Park – Hidden History in Helsinki

The Lapinlahti former psychiatric hospital stands poised on the edge of Lapinlahti Bay, a naturally beautiful site noted for its richness in biodiversity.  Much like the rare butterfly (Depressaria Chaerophylli) that can be found in the area, its future is uncertain, but its history certainly deserves preservation. The Lapinlahti estate is comprised of several structures, […]

Railway

Helsinki commuter rail (Finnish: Pääkaupunkiseudun lähiliikenne/ Swedish: Huvudstadsregionens närtrafik) is the commuter rail system serving Greater Helsinki, Finland. The network is part of the HSL network, and is operated by VR, the Finnish state-owned national railway company. Together with the Helsinki Metro, buses, and trams, the network forms the heart of Helsinki’s public transportation infrastructure. […]

Moomin Café

“Welcome home, Moomin, safe and sound, and welcome, friends! Come gather around!”  Moominmamma, from ‘The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My’ by Tove Jansson. In 1945 Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson gave life to the Moomin family, Finland’s most beloved storybook characters. Their adventures in Moominvalley and beyond the Lonely Mountains have enriched people’s […]

Public Transport

Helsinki is served by an efficient public transport system. Helsinki’s relatively small size makes it a walking-friendly city which, combined with multiple public transportation choices, makes getting around simple and enjoyable. Trams, buses, commuter trains and the metro service the mainland area of the city, while the numerous islands that dot the coastline can be […]

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 […]

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