Helsinki Archipelago

Dining out in the Helsinki Archipelago

Having once been accused of a lack of imagination, of being bland and boring, Helsinki cuisine has made great strides in recent years, garnering rave reviews from food critics in international media such as the New York Times and Le Figaro of France. Effectively managing the influences of neighboring Scandinavia in the west, and Russia [...]

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New experiences in Helsinki

  One of the most visible novelties of the summer season is the Finnair SkyWheel by the Market Square. It is flanked by the events café of the Allas City Spa, due to open next year. This summer, a diverse range of city culture events from music to markets and live clubs to social dances [...]

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2014 – Bring da noize!!!

3 days, 3 stages, 40 live performances by metal bands from 10 different countries. It can mean only one thing: Tuska 2014! Tuska Open Air Metal Festival is the largest metal festival in Finland, and one of the best music festivals of any kind organised in Europe. From humble beginnings back in 1998, when it [...]

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Tove Jansson jubilee exhibition at Ateneum

Ateneum Art Museum hosts a major centenary exhibition presenting Tove Jansson’s impressive career as an artist, illustrator, political caricaturist, author and creator of the Moomin characters and stories. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914-2001), artist and writer. The exhibition at Ateneum is part of the official programme of [...]

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Midsummer in Helsinki

The streets of Helsinki fall silent during Midsummer, when many locals travel to the countryside to celebrate. Still, there is a lot to do in Helsinki under the midnight sun. Here are a few tips for celebrating Midsummer in Helsinki. NB! Many local restaurants and some of the main attractions remain open throughout the Midsummer [...]

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Late Night Shopping at Design District Helsinki

Late Night Shopping event organized by Design District Helsinki is an extended shopping hour evening within the Design District that is taking place six times per year. The event provides all design enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to find great design bargains and take part in special events during the evening. The participating small businesses will [...]

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Sonisphere Finland 2014

Hailing from Ondres in France, Gojira’s music combines elements of death metal, groove metal, thrash metal and progressive metal. Originally called Godzilla, they changed the name to Gojira due to legal difficulties in 1999, and released their debut Terra Incognita in 2001 under that name. Since then Gojira have released a further four albums: The [...]

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World Village Festival in Helsinki 2014

On the weekend of May 24th and 25th the World Village Festival returns to Helsinki to kick-start the summer. The festival takes place in Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square in Helsinki, with a wide range of programmes on six stages, in several theme villages, and inside the Market of Possibilities -tent for NGOs. In addition [...]

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Mad about Helsinki!

The new exhibition of the Helsinki City Museum presents favorite places of Helsinki residents in the context of Helsinki’s past. The exhibition Mad about Helsinki can be seen in the main building of Helsinki City Museum at Sofiankatu 4. The themes of the exhibition Mad about Helsinki partly revolve around special places in the city [...]

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May Day Celebrations

This spring festival is a popular carnival that has traditionally been celebrated by workers and students. On the eve of May Day 30.4. 18pm, students gather at the Market Square to wash the statue of Havis Amanda and place a student cap on her head. The celebrations continue throughout the city. The following morning everyone [...]