Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival 2019

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 19.- 29.9.2019 Finland’s leading film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, presents its 32nd edition in September 2019. Over the years, the 11-day event has established itself as the country’s top platform for new, daring and alternative cinema. HIFF is known and loved […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! Capperi Pizza

Capperi Restaurant specialises in Neopolitan pizza, one of the first (and still one of just a handful) in Helsinki who serve pizza in the traditional style of Naples. Neopolitan pizza is characterised by a thin and somewhat moist crust typically laden with luscious toppings like creamy mozzarella and tomatoes that have ripened under the shadow […]

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

The foremost contemporary art gallery in Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma is one of the three arms of the Finnish National Gallery. Kiasma’s collection is comprised primarily of Finnish contemporary art but is also the host of a number of international contemporary art exhibitions. The need for a contemporary art museum in Finland […]

Island Hopping

Win two island-hopping tickets to visit the islands of Suomenlinna, Vallisaari and Lonna! We will choose 3 lucky winners – follow us on Instagram @discoverhelsinki to find out how to participate! Click here to go to the contest page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0IYyCFhdBz/ Competition ends on July 23, 2019. Helsinki is surrounded by over 300 islands, several of […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Restaurant Eevert

Design Restaurant Eevert is a combination of classic Finnish design and quintessentially Finnish food at its best.  Located on Ratakatu in the artsy Punavuori district, this relative newcomer to the Helsinki restaurant scene presents a unique concept in which local design and food culture are seamlessly blended. Owners Tarja and Kimmo Martiskainen spent several years […]

Beer and More Beer

Finland used to have basically one beer. All the breweries used to make the same type of lager with almost no alternatives. Now, luckily, the trend has changed and Finns have a growing interest in beer in its many varieties. There are several new beer-serving bars with a large selection of craft beers.   Bier Bier (Erottajankatu 13) aims to make beer-tasting […]

Midsummer in Helsinki

Happy Midsummer or Hyvää Juhannusta, as the Finns would say! Apart from Christmas, Midsummer is the biggest celebration of the year. If you’re in Helsinki you’ll undoubtedly notice how quiet the city is, as many of the locals are away at their summer cottages in the woods and islands around Finland. Here are a few […]

Let’s Eat, Helsinki! – Restaurant KarlJohan

Heads up, foodies! If you’ve been searching for traditional Finnish food in the capital but coming up short, then we have a tip for you. Restaurant KarlJohan is a hidden gem that is known mostly by the locals, and which offers a menu that contains several hard-to-find Finnish classics. The street-level restaurant is on Yrjönkatu, […]

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