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Where do Helsinkians take their very dearest guests to eat, drink, shop or spend free time?

Our Helsinki experts, journalists and photographers tell stories about the true gems of Helsinki.

We favour small, bold, surprising, visionary places. Or places otherwise worth seeing. These are the gems, which are familiar to many locals, but also absolutely deserve the attention of travelers.

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Unelma Puoti – great discoveries and good vibes

Unelma Puoti – great discoveries and good vibes

In the idyllic old stone house in Töölö, Helsinki, the little Unelma Puoti serves it’s customers – and so does the happy couple of two women who appreciate craftsmanship and small business entrepreneurs.

One of its kind – m/s JL Runeberg

One of its kind – m/s JL Runeberg

J.L. Runeberg is an indispensable part of the Finnish cultural tradition. This amazing ship is more than 100 years old, and still perfect ship for enjoying the Finnish seascape and a nostalgic atmosphere.

SILVOPLEE

SILVOPLEE

Silvoplee is a vegetarian restaurant where loyal customers can count on both uncompromising quality and flavour. The creator of an entire philosophy of well-being, Satu Silvo, is a living example of the effects of a good healthy diet.

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One of its kind – m/s JL Runeberg

One of its kind – m/s JL Runeberg

J.L. Runeberg is an indispensable part of the Finnish cultural tradition. This amazing ship is more than 100 years old, and still perfect ship for enjoying the Finnish seascape and a nostalgic atmosphere.

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Our House of Culture

Our House of Culture

Designed by Alvar Aalto, the Helsinki Hall of Culture is an essential part of the capital’s culture. Insiders know that it’s also possible to enjoy a comprehensive and affordable lunch in this unique cultural milieu.

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BLACK BOX – The biggest Rock Club in Helsinki

BLACK BOX – The biggest Rock Club in Helsinki

Helsinki Ice Hall does not sound like a rock club. But the Black Box brings there a new rock club concept. Black Box offers large-scale live shows in an intimate space bursting with energy of maximum 3 000 people.

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To taste

SILVOPLEE

SILVOPLEE

Silvoplee is a vegetarian restaurant where loyal customers can count on both uncompromising quality and flavour. The creator of an entire philosophy of well-being, Satu Silvo, is a living example of the effects of a good healthy diet.

read more
Our House of Culture

Our House of Culture

Designed by Alvar Aalto, the Helsinki Hall of Culture is an essential part of the capital’s culture. Insiders know that it’s also possible to enjoy a comprehensive and affordable lunch in this unique cultural milieu.

read more

To hear

BLACK BOX – The biggest Rock Club in Helsinki

BLACK BOX – The biggest Rock Club in Helsinki

Helsinki Ice Hall does not sound like a rock club. But the Black Box brings there a new rock club concept. Black Box offers large-scale live shows in an intimate space bursting with energy of maximum 3 000 people.

read more

To shop

What a Crap -design products

What a Crap -design products

The print products of ”Crap store” are based on a bizarre sense of humour to resist the positive-thinking-crap. And just because of honest annoyance. One can think of this as a typical Finnish phenomenon.

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