April 3, 2016
The confessions of a kids’ clothes fan – 3+ 1 favorite stores in Helsinki premium
I admit. I do like kids’ clothes a lot. Sometimes you might think I’m vain. I like stripes, graphic patterns, B&W, sometimes colors as well, fun prints, sustainable materials, fun and functional models. I do listen to my children’s opinions and wishes but often I shop alone (and luckily mostly my kids do like what […]
March 3, 2016
Late Night Shopping at Design District Helsinki premium
Six times a year, all design enthusiasts in the city have a chance to shop til they drop until late hours of the evening. Late Night Shopping events are arranged by Design District Helsinki, a cluster of creative businesses located in the heart of the city that is full of fascinating attractions for fans of […]
December 15, 2015
Christmas Shopping: Gift ideas from the Design District Helsinki premium
When it comes to finding unique gifts for Christmas, nothing beats the seasonal Christmas markets and small shops offering design and handicrafts from local designers and artisans – it’s the time of year to shop for all things unique! Just a couple of weeks ago, I visited the lovely annual Design District’s Christmas Market at the […]
November 20, 2015
Helsinki – The City of Design premium
I have to admit that this travel blogger on the other side of the screen has not suffered from the loss of flights or hanging in the airports during this autumn, actually it’s totally the other way around. While constantly traveling between the Helsinki airport and the city centre, I have experienced something that is very unlikely […]
November 19, 2015
Three Cups of Tea in Helsinki premium
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that November is not the easiest of months. When the cold and damp bites through your clothes to your bones and when the wet asphalt sucks all the light that’s left, you may grasp something about the stereotypical Nordic melancholia. Luckily, Helsinki has many charming sanctuaries where you can […]
November 6, 2015
Top 5 charming interior design boutiques premium
I love browsing through little interior design boutiques whether I’m in my home town Helsinki or travelling. Even when I’m not necessarily searching for something specific, but just for the sake of eye candy they provide, and the inspiration and ideas they give me to later possibly incorporate into my own home. For a traveller, […]
October 13, 2015
A day trip from Helsinki to the village of slow life premium
On a worldly scale, Helsinki is not an extremely busy metropolis, but still every now and then I feel like I need a break from the hectic urban life. Luckily we do have plenty of beautiful and peaceful places to visit in the Helsinki region. Recently, however, I decided to take one step further out […]
October 9, 2015
Helsinki Airport – Nordic gate between Asia and Europe premium
At Helsinki Airport, great experiences start before the flight. Finavia’s slogan “for smooth travelling” describes well the experience and in the future we can expect even better services because the airport is growing fast! Brand new railway connection Helsinki Airport is now connected to downtown Helsinki with a new railway connection called the Ring Rail Line […]
September 25, 2015
3 day trips from Helsinki in South Coast Finland premium
Every autumn asks for at least one food themed day trip! There’s so much to do in Helsinki, but it’s also a great base to explore the rest of Finland. I was recently invited by Visit South Coast Finland to visit the area’s food scene, lead by Slow Food Helsinki. Only one hour away from […]
September 9, 2015
3 tips for shoppers with a baby premium
I bet most of the visitors do some shopping while in Helsinki. Where to shop and where to find certain brands are some of the most frequently asked questions in our Tourist Info. Shoppers with kids look for Finnish brands like Reima and Kuoma and want to buy them for their kids. I wanted to share […]
4 reasons to visit Kunsthalle Helsinki premium
On a Wednesday afternoon I felt like enjoying art, shopping and coffee. So I headed to Kunsthalle Helsinki, and once again the home of living art showed me why I consider it to be one of Helsinki’s best art experiences! The building Kunsthalle Helsinki has been a central place for changing art and architectural exhibitions […]
August 7, 2015
5 reasons to visit The Left Shoe Company premium
Every man needs at least one pair of quality shoes and The Left Shoe Company might just be the best place to find them in Helsinki! This internationalized Finnish company sells shoes to trendy and fashion-conscious men in Los Angeles, London and Dubai, in addition to Finland. The goal was to get custom footwear as an […]
Hellsinki for Headbangers premium
When I started to think about a subject for my thesis in late 2014, I wanted to combine two of my biggest passions – travel and metal music. Finland’s and Helsinki’s attractiveness among metal head travellers is not so new. For example two Laurea University of Applied Sciences’ students conducted a marketing research in year […]
July 23, 2015
Guest blogger interview: Anne Salmela premium
Tell us something about yourself: what do you do, what do you like, what kind of hobbies do you have? I am a 25-year-old tourism student, and will graduate later this year. At this moment I’m doing an internship at a travel agency. My hobbies include writing a travel blog, doing outdoor stuff with my […]