Saturday, May 9, 2015

Iconic Finnish food you must try

There is some Finnish food you should definitely have tried. The most iconic ones have now been listed on Visit Finland.

Iconic Finnish foods

Have a look at the delicious Finnish delights. Have you tried some or maybe already all of them? What's your favorite?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

No daily posts

HelsinkiIn unfortunately won't be bringing you daily posts from now on. But of course the site will stay online and will still provide you with (hopefully) usefull information about everything in and around Helsinki. There won't be posts every day though.

sunset over Lauttasaari

So don't forget to still drop by here from time to time to check out what's new. And to be informed about new posts follow HelsinkiIn on Twitter.

If you can't wait for updates and want to read more about life in Helsinki, then please head over to Luminoucity and also have a look at Helsinki's own Hel Yeah! blog.

Have a great Sunday and a wonderful start into May!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

This was Vappu 2015

Vappu was again a blast. And the weather also played along just fine. Taken into account that both the day before and after were rainy it couldn't have been much better. Here are some impressions of Vappu 2015 in Helsinki.

a hat for Havis Amanda

Not only Havis Amanda got a white cap

Kaivopuisto at Vappupäivä

Vappu celebration in the park

No matter how windy, people enjoy themselves

With or without tents


How was your Vappu this year?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Picknick day

Do you have everything packed? Or are you already at Kaivopuisto? The big Vappu picknick at the Kaivopuisto park at Ullanlinnanmäki is going on right now.

Vappu at Kaipopuisto

It is the place to be. The rest of the city is going to be there as well. So grab some food, some sparkling wine and a blanket. And maybe an umbrella just to be save and head out there to celebrate Vappu and the beginning of May outside with thousands of others.

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Off to Esplanadi

Today Vappu starts. And the place to be for that is Esplanadi. At the lower end of the park people gather to see Havis Amanda get a white cap.


Havis Amanda is the woman on the fountain. And every year on April 30 she gets a white cap exactly at 18.00 from the students of the city. At the same time everyone else also puts their caps on. It is always very busy. So if you want to see something try to be there early.

Have a great start into Vappu!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Changing timetables during Vappu

Vappu is approaching. It is quite an exceptional time in Finland. And it also affects the public transport.


To check how busses, trams and metro opperate during the next two days you should have a look at HSL's website.

Get ready for Vappu!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Charge your own batteries

You just missed your flight and now have to wait for hours in those uncomfortable airport seats? Well, that can't happen at Helsinki Vantaa Airport anymore. They have GoSleep now.

GoSleep at Helsinki Vantaa Airport

Those small sleeping pods provide enough space for one person to lay back, relax and shut out the world aorund you.

You can find the GoSleep pods at gate 18 and 38. The price for one hour is 9 €. For more information also check out their website.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A foggy day

The fog got very thick yesterday in Helsinki. After a sunny Friday and Saturday the weekend ended grey and rainy. Some decribed the view as everything looking like Lonkero.

foggy Sunday weatherin Helsinki

The next days might stay grey. But have a nice start into the week anyway!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The sunny time of the year

This week has brought lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. And it seems like it's going to stay nice.

early morning sun

Have a nice and relaxed Sunday!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Citizens' flashback

How would an exhibition look that is organized purely by the citizens of a city? No idea? Well, then have a look at the #flashback exhibition at Helsingin Kaupunki Museum.

http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/events-in-helsinki/flashback

All the photos displayed here have been selected by a group of Helsinki citizens. The group has also decided on the themes and the way it should be organized.

The entrance to #flashback is free and the exhibition can still be visited until the end of April.