Garden paradise just a stone’s throw away from the city centre premium
Are you searching for a perfect day trip to urban nature of Helsinki? If yes, you must visit the Herttoniemi Manor and gardens, which you can reach in just half an hour by bike or by public transport. Herttoniemi Manor is one of those places, which you fall in love with the first sight. The beautiful […]
April 2, 2016
Historic Wooden Neighbourhoods of Helsinki 2/3 – Käpylä premium
Walking through historic wooden Käpylä is like entering a living time capsule into Helsinki’s past, where original houses and street layouts reveal the life of a hundred years ago, that still exists today. After the turn of the 20th century Helsinki suffered from overcrowding and lack of housing due to industrial growth. Unsanitary shanty towns […]
April 1, 2016
3 x unique sauna venues in Helsinki premium
Many people living in an apartment house in Helsinki don’t have their own sauna, and there may not be enough shifts in the condo sauna. And even if you had a sauna at home, its size doesn’t necessarily allow organizing a larger party. Fortunately, you can find many saunas in Helsinki that you can rent […]
January 29, 2016
Historic Wooden Neighbourhoods of Helsinki 1/3 – Kumpula premium
Historic Kumpula is like its own little village of wooden houses with interesting attractions tucked away between interwoven forests. Just a few kilometers from the city centre, this is an easy way to catch a glimpse into the past life of Helsinki. Kumpula is a quaint neighbourhood that was started as a low-­cost housing area […]
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 […]
November 25, 2014
Let’s visit urban grandmother’s home – Famu & Bar! premium
As a former Töölö resident, I wanted to checkup on the latest addition to the neighborhood’s restaurant supply: Famu & Bar. The Töölö district is known for its artists, Salmiakkikioski and greenness, but I have been missing a good brunch in the area. Therefore, in secret, I was hoping that I now would find that – […]
June 27, 2014
Happy times in Helsinki – top 5 destinations for families premium
The green Helsinki mascot Helppi has been busy making a new brochure for families called Happy times in Helsinki. Our family took a look on it choosing new interesting attractions to visit beside our old favourite spots. Here are our new favourites from each category: 1. Say hello to my wild friends! – The Finnish […]
May 3, 2013
Cultural café Köket reawakens the Esplanade Park for summer premium
Café Köket’s pop up café has reached the Esplanade Park again. The café that already last year delighted the Espa stage and along with that the whole Esplanade Park has got a welcome continuation! This time the pop up café stays on the stage until the 9th of May! See Espa stage’s summer program here. […]
June 21, 2012
Rhododendron blooming is at its best in June premium
Discover an unforgettable experience of Finnish nature in The Rhododendron Park in Helsinki! The park is an eight-hectare area, which was originally bog. The oldest rhododendrons have been planted in 1975.