April 3, 2016
Restaurant Day in wintry Helsinki premium
”Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.” […]
April 1, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Judith & Robert premium
From the beginning of 2016, the #HelsinkiSecret Residence serves as a base for international social media influencers reporting from the city center of Helsinki. The #HelsinkiSecret Residence is an initiative by Visit Helsinki and represents a globally unique form of city marketing utilizing social media. The residence comprises a studio apartment in the city center […]
November 6, 2015
5 x Helsinki at the Food, Wine, Good Living & Book Fair premium
Finns love fairs. If we could spend all year round building stalls and booths onto squares and parks, we’d do so (during Christmas time and Restaurant day we actually do). However, the booths need to be taken indoors from time to time, and so was the case on October 22th to 25th as delicacies, wines […]
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 […]
August 11, 2015
Top 5 Hints for the Night of the Arts Aug. 20, 2015 premium
The Night of the Arts is one of the major happenings in August in Helsinki. This year, in the programme there has been announced about 200 different events including music, theatre, dance, exhibitions, just name it! All the major museums, theatres, cultural centres and galleries have a special programme during the night. The main area […]
July 28, 2015
Highlight of the end of the summer: crayfish season premium
The crayfishing season started this year as usual on the 21st of July at 12 o’clock. I have usually been catching crayfish immediately after the season has started, but this year my summer holiday was a month later than usual. To compensate this great loss, I took a day off from work and headed to […]
July 16, 2015
Taste of Helsinki TOP 4 dishes premium
The most delicious and awaited festival among food lovers started 11.6. in Helsinki, at Kansalaispuisto, which is located near the Museum of Modern Art Kiasma and the Music Centre. Most of the restaurants that participated in the event can be found year-round in Helsinki, so if this blog post inspires you to get to know […]
May 13, 2015
3 x picnic spots in Helsinki premium
In weather like this, spring and summery temperatures, life in Helsinki moves into the outdoors. As the city is surrounded by water, it has countless beautiful spots by the water along with stunning lookout spots. These invite you to gather some friends, drinks and food and have a lovely picnic outside. Especially with days this […]
April 20, 2015
8 (beer) reasons to visit Taivaanranta craft beer restaurant premium
According to many, Helsinki tastes like salty licorice, coffee and chocolate. Other characteristic flavors of Helsinki can be found in this earlier blog post. When I think about what drink to combine with food in Helsinki, I instantly think about beer because it goes with all kinds of foods thanks to the fact that Helsinki […]
April 13, 2015
Path of Sibelius: 4 x Food premium
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth year of the legendary Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. To celebrate this anniversary, the most important places and moments in the life of Sibelius have been collected together to form a travel route named Path of Sibelius that reflects his path through life. Here are the […]
April 1, 2015
Responsible tourism in Helsinki premium
The responsible tourist walks around in the Helsinki city center and feels a bit confused. She would like to be as responsible consumer as possible but doesn’t really know how to act. When talking about responsibility, we should consider ecological, economic, socio-cultural and ethical sustainability as the base of our way of thinking and then […]
March 24, 2015
5 tips for a cruise visitor to experience Helsinki premium
Beginning from May, a range of magnificent cruise ships will arrive in Helsinki along with thousands of visitors, many of them in Helsinki for the first time ever. What to do in a new city when time is limited? Experience the essence of Helsinki in just a few hours with my local off-the-guide tips. Hietalahti […]
January 23, 2015
Eat fish: Fishmarket’s worldly seafood menus premium
As I reach the Market Square on the opposite side of the street from our Tourist Information, I take the stairs and descend into true fishing waters. I think it’s only natural that in a seaside city like Helsinki, a traveler wants to enjoy the number one treat of the city – fish – at […]
November 18, 2014
3 x traditional Finnish restaurant premium
As the restaurant scene of Helsinki keeps on evolving, it is sometimes nice to go “back to the basics”, so to say. There are some classic restaurants, or taverns if you wish, with a long history in Helsinki which enjoy a reputation of a traditional Finnish restaurant, just like the ones in Aki Kaurismäki’s movies. These restaurants offer a […]