Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seurasaarenselkä in September

Even in the end of September it is still quite warm. The beautiful sunny weather allows wonderful walks through the city and along the water.

Seurasaarenselkä in September

To see how the view from Seurasaarenselkä changed during one year you can see the pictures of the previous months here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Smartphone saver

Everyone that owns a smartphone knows the problem. At the most inconveniant time the battery runs low. Luckily there are now some rescue stations around Helsinki that help you in exactly those situations.

Phone charger at Cafe Carusel

Kännykkä Latamo has put up stations in cafés and bars around town where you can charge your smartphone again. For 1 € you get 15 minutes of charging. After putting in the money a small compartment will open where you can store your phone for the time.

Check it out.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Impressions of Helsinki

In this video by Visit Helsinki individuals from around the globe tell what they think about Helsinki.



Do you agree and what is your opinion? Leave a comment below.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Töölönlahti's Blue Cafe

It is one of the nicest cafes in Helsinki and right now might be the best time to visit it. The Sinisen Huvila Kahvila on Linnunlauluntie offers probably one of the best views in town. Located a litte above Töölönlahti its terrace gives you a view not just over the bay but also over many of Helsinki's landmarks such as Torni, Opera, Finlandia Talo and the National Museum.of Finland.

Sinisen Huvila Kahvila

Get a good cup of hot coffee or tea and enjoy the scenery. The best time might be during the evening hours between 17.00 and 19.00 when you can watch the sun set over the city. And if it gets to cold just grab one of the blankets.

view over Helsinki from Sinisen Huvila Kahvila

Sinisen Huvila Kahvila is open daily from 10.00 till 22.00. Stop by as long as the weather still allows it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

27th Rakkautta & Anarkiaa

It's time again for Rakkautta & Anarkiaa (Love & Anarchy). Tomorrow Helsinki's biggest and most polular film festival starts for the 27th time. This year around 180 featured films and 80 short films will be screened in several movie theaters around Helsinki.

ticket sales at Bio Rex

Among the movies are Finnish and international productions from well-known filmmakers as well fresh talents. A full list of all films shown at the festival as well as information about screening times and tickets can be found from the official website of Rakkautta & Anarkiaa. The main ticket sales point is as always Bio Rex in the center at Lasipalatsi.

This year selected short films will also be streamed online daily at 20.00 during the whole time of the festival under http://online.hiff.fi/

Makes sure to check the film you want to watch is shown in a language you understand before purchasing your ticket. Enjoy the films!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jazz Finland Festival

Something great is coming up for Jazz fans again in Helsinki. This Thursday the Jazz Finland Festival 2014 starts. Until Sunday outstanding jazz performances take place in venues around the city. You get the chance to listen to some exquisite live acts played by some of Finland's finest jazz musicians.

Jazz Finland Festival 2014

Additionally the Jazz Finland Festival also includes seminars and networking events for jazz professionals. So if you are a musician yourself don't miss those.

The official opening of the festival will be on Thursday. But tomorrow there are already two first gigs at 20.00 at Koko Jazz Club and at 19.00 at Malmintalo. More information on the program and tickets can be found from the official website.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Swap your books

You just came back from a trip abroad and have finished the book you took with you. You can now take it back home and leave it in the shelf to probably never touch it again. Or you could just swap it for another one.
Book Swap at Helsinki Vantaa

On terminal 2 of the Helsinki Vantaa Airport you can find a book swap point where you can exchange your book for another from the shelf. Or just sit down in the rocking chair and grab one to read there. The service is completely free.

just grab a book from the shelf

You find the Book Swap one level above Gate 27. Check it out!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Night is falling

The days are getting shorter again. But the good thing is that this also brings the city lights back. And due to the beautiful September weather we get to see some beautiful sunsets with amazing colors in the sky.

view over the city from Torni

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HelsinkiIn Music Tip: Tuomo

This new category will introduce you to some of Finland's finest and most popular musician that you should check out.

Tuomo live at Tavastia with UMO

One artist you shouldn't miss out on is Tuomo. He makes excellent jazz music with occasional influences of pop and electro. In 2007 he was awarded by the Suomen Jazzliitto (Finnish Jazz Fedration) for best Finnish jazz artist. Among his biggest successes are the singles My Thing and Ordinary.

His latest album The New Mystique was released in January this year. Find out more about him and his next gigs from his website and Facebook page. Enjoy the music!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Teerenpeli on Keskuskatu

The construction work on Keskuskatu has finally been completed this summer. And with the new pavement new tenants arrived here as well. Now you can find a second Teerenpeli bar here as well. Teerenpeli Taivaanranta opened a few weeks ago.

Teerenpeli Taivaanranta

It offers the same great beers, ciders as well as snacks as the place at Kamppi. Sit next to the street or choose a table in the inner yard with a glass roof over your head.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!