March 4, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Jessica 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 […]
September 28, 2015
Checklist for mushroom picking premium
When the days get shorter and the weather cools many already long for next summer. This time of year, however, is the perfect time for something else: mushroom picking. The season lasts from mid-August to the end of October depending on the weather, and due to the long season everyone can pick these delicious friends […]
July 17, 2015
Up in the air at Adventure Park Zippy premium
There’s an obstacle of wooden logs in front of me. I’m standing on a small platform that’s been built around a tree trunk about five meters above ground. I’m trying to think how I’m going to get over to the next tree. After a deep breath I’m taking a step towards the unknown. In the […]
2 000 reasons to visit the Didrichsen Art Museum this summer premium
On Helsinki Day, June 12, I had the unique opportunity to step on board a boat at Market Square and travel to Kuusisaari Island for the first time by sea. The journey of about 45 minutes went by quickly as it offered a never-seen-before view of my beloved Helsinki. Since the boat tour that took […]
May 15, 2015
5 new experiences in the parks of Helsinki premium
Spring is here! Such a perfect time to visit the various parks of Helsinki. Within the past few weeks all of the trees suddenly turned green, and it feels like the park areas have woken up after a long and lonely winter. You can now see people taking long and peaceful Sunday walks in the […]
February 19, 2015
3 tips for experiencing Finnish nature in wintertime premium
Winter in Finland is a paradise for curious visitors and adventurous locals – especially when it gets a bit sunnier in February and March! Helsinki and the region offer fantastic possibilities to explore and discover Finnish nature while being active and getting in shape. Ice skating Not much news to most people, but in deep, […]
October 13, 2014
The Autumn leaves in Helsinki premium
Autumn is here again and nature has already changed its clothes from green to bright yellow, orange and red. Now is the best time to see the playful nature of nature. Autumn is a season of great changes. It is also a time for harvesting the healthy crops of the forests like berries and mushrooms […]
October 12, 2014
Still time for orienteering! premium
Autumn is a perfect season for hiking and rambling around in the forest, but sometimes it is fun to challenge oneself and head into the woods with a map and a compass. To take part in an orienteering event brings some extra thrill to your visit to the woods. In Helsinki region, different orienteering clubs […]
September 24, 2014
Squealing with joy at Haltia the Finnish Nature Centre premium
If you wish to experience the Finnish nature in all the four seasons at the same time, I recommend you to head to Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre. The place was opened to public in June 2013. The building itself is worth visiting as it is the first public building built entirely of massive wood […]
May 16, 2014
5 things to do in Helsinki while spring turns to summer premium
Spring has been in Helsinki for quite a long time and is turning into summer soon. Nature organizes the same spring concert and rituals every year, but still we excitedly wait the beginning of the summer every year. In addition to the changes in nature,  the behaviour of people begin to change too. One of […]
January 30, 2014
Welcome to the world of Octopus! premium
The new theme exhibition at Helsinki Sea Life shows the world of the octopus. The octopus species in the exhibition are Giant Pacific Octopus, Common Octopus, Atlantic Longarm Octopus, Stumpy-spined Cuttlefish and also Chambered Nautilus. Octopuses are found in every ocean of the world at almost every depth. They are one of the oldest animal […]
November 14, 2013
New Helsinki regional bicycle map takes you among the stories of Helsinki premium
The gradually ever darker and cooler evenings of autumn cause in my mind the desire to sink into hibernation. Autumn is the mystical season of the year because nature is undergoing a great change. In my opinion the weather is suitable for outdoor activities, it isn’t too cold or hot. It just demands wearing layers […]
November 5, 2011
Café and gallery combination now open for the public at the stunning Finlandia Hall! premium
One of the current leading trends in Helsinki is openness. This can be seen in the promotion for next year’s theme year of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, but also the newly opened Helsinki Music Centre has internalized this trend. Lately even a second building has opened its doors in an unparalleled way: the Finlandia […]