Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Early bird haircuts

Need a cheap haircut? That used to be impossible to find in Helsinki until a little while ago. Now competition is getting stronger and more and more hairdressers start offering special prices.

special haircut deal at HairStore

One of them is HairStore at Kamppi Kaupakeskus. Here the price depends on when you get there. A haircut can be as cheap as 9,90€ for men and 19,90€ for women. For that price you have to be there between 8.00 and 9.00 in the morning though. Every hour the price goes up 2 € until it goes back to the usual price at 15.00.

So if you have time in the morning, drop by!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Creative and cozy

Wanna get creative? Then check out Rupla. The new place on Helsinginkatu is a so called creative space. You can come here for art exhibitions, to look for cool vintage furniture or designer clothing and accessories, join a workshop, visit one of their many events like from live music to theatre. Or you can just come for a good cup of freshly grainded coffee and a piece of cake.
Rupla Creative Space

Raw cake, to be more specific. And they are pretty good. One of their most popular ones is the mint chocolate one. They also have a wide selections of organic teas and raw chocolate.

raw cake and coffee

Give it a try! It's worth dropping by!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Statues taking selfies

Helsinki has lot so statues. But often they are overseen. To put them in the spotlight again the photographer Rio Gandara from Helsingin Sanomat had a great idea. He helped statues around the city to take selfies of themselves.

Very prominent onese like Havis Amanda and Philip Melanchton are among them but also some less known and more hidden ones. Have a look!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunset over Lauttasaari

This February brough quite some sunshine and some bautiful sunsets as well.

sunset over Lauttasaari

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

For more trust and tolerance

Yle Kioski did an amazing social experiment recently in Helsinki. In times where distrust among religions and cultures is growing more and more Muslims where invising and themselves being invited to hug and get hugged.

But see for yourself.

Enjoy those amazing videos and have a great weekend!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kamppi Chapel of Silence in February

The Chapel of Silence is one of the newest landmarks of Helsinki. And it is located right in the heart of the city. This is how it looks here at the moment.

Chapel of Silence in February

At the moment people are still wearing winter cloths and it is pretty grey. Let's see how the view changes thoughout the year.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Make a bargain at Kamppi

The Kampituspäivät have started. And that means lots of special deals in all shops at Kamppi Kaupakeskus. The variety of offers ranges from meal and snack deals, over cloths to event vouchers.


Have a look yourself on the Kamppi website. The Kampituspäivät will continue until Sunday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here comes the spring

Spring with its warm sunbeams seems to slowly arrive to Southern Finland. At least it looks like it and for the next two weeks the temperatures are not likely to fall below zero anymore.

warm spring sun over the sea

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sell and buy Bitcoins

Have you heard of Bitcoins? It is an online payment system that you can make and obviously also loose money with by investing.

buy and sell bitcoins

And you can do that pretty easily now. At Kamppi Kauppakeskus you can trade Bitcoins on the go on the small Sell and Buy Bitcoin terminal next to Memphis. 

So in case you were planning on trying it out anyway then you can give it a try there.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Visit Helsinki Blog

Want to read more interesting news and blogposts on Helsinki? Then you should also check out the blog of Visit Helsinki.

Visit Helsinki Blog

The Helsinki Tourist Board posts infos on great places, insider tips, hints and more regularly. Furthermore they also feature some of Helsinki's best bloggers. Don't miss out on the interview with recent guest blogger Kathrin Deter from Luminoucity.

Have fun discovering the Visit Helsinki Blog and of course stay tuned on daily post on the Finnish capital region here on HelsinkiIn as well :)