Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Helsinki's Waterline

Did you know that Helsinki has over 130 km of coastline? Quite impressive, isn't it? Water is basically everywhere here. You can hardly miss it. The sea reaches deep into the city and even Töölönlahti, which looks like a lake is actually sea water.

Veteen piirretty viiva at Laituri

Since water and the sea play such an important role for the cities and its inhabitants there is now an exhibition on Helsinki's waterline at Laituri

Find out more about Helsinki's coast line and what Helsinkians have to say about it. The exhibition still goes on until September 12 and is as always free of charge.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank you August!

After a cold and cloudy June and July this August has been treating us pretty well and restored our faith in the Finnish summer. Let's hope for a warm September with a lot of sunny hours as well.

butterfly on Torra Lövö

Have a good start into the week!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Where Kekkonen jumped

Would you like to spare with Finland's legendary president Urho Kekkonen? Then you should come to Seurasaari

Urho Kekkonen's fitness stairs

At the Southern end of the island on the side towards the center you find a flight of stairs. Those used to be the old president's fitness stairs. As part of his regular jog around the island he would always stop here and see how high he could jump. The goal was to reach the highest, the seventh step. One time he succeeded. Only with the help of the railing though. But without support he made it to the second highest one. And that even until the age of 74. Quite impressive, right?

Now it's your turn. Can you equalize Urho's score or even beat him? Give it a try. And remember, the railing doesn't count.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Whiskey from Finland

Scotch? Irish? Why not Finnish instead? Yes, indeed, there is a Finnish whiskey. And not a bad one. 

single malt from Finland

Teerenpeli distills it Lahti and sells it in all their restaurants around Finland. It's an 8 year old single malt. The whiskey is made with local barley and a real Finnish product. 

Give it a try here in Helsinki at Teerenpeli either in Olavinkatu 2 or in Keskuskatu 7. Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fully equipped islands

Did you know that there are a couple of public islands in the Helsinki and Espoo archipelago? Apart from the ones you can reach by ferry there are also a couple of others that you can visit with a boat.

View towards Torra Lövö

The amazing thing is that they are pretty well equipped for visitors. You will almost always find toilets, as well as a fireplace with pots and pans. And you will even find islands with a public, always heated sauna. And if you fancy, you can also bring your tent and stay over night.

Find an overview of the islands on Espoo's and Helsinki's websites.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Helsinki in one day

Quite often tourists ask which the best place to see would be if you just happen to be in Helsinki for one day. Not an easy question to answer. There are so many great things to see and do in this city.

http://www.mindfultravelbysara.com/en

Have a look and also check out her other posts.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bye bye chaos, hello regular posts!

Hei everyone. As you might have seen HelsinkiIn is back alive after a two months break. Thank you all for staying tuned.


Since there are no daily posts here anymore though the recent posts have been fairly irregular which makes it tough for you guys to follow up on what's going on.

That is why from now on there will be regular posting days. You can now expect new posts on HelsinkiIn every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as well as one post over the weekend. This doesn't mean that there won't be anything on Tuesday and Thursday occasionally. And as always posts are published around noon.

So stay tuned and have a great Sunday!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Chill at the docks

Are you looking for another nice terrace in Helsinki to hang out with friends and enjoy a great view over the water and the city?


Then off with you to Ihana Kahvila. It is probably one of the most extraordinary places Helsinki has to offer. In midst the old industrial harbor area behind Suvilahti it is build right next to the water out of two big containers. Grab a cup-o-joe and sit down in one of the comfy bean bags. The view is great. The atmosphere is as well. And if the weather is good you probably don't even want to leave anymore.

Check it out and enjoy the summer! Make sure to check the directions before you go there from their website though!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A night full of art

One of the big highlights of every year's Helsingin Juhlaviikot is the legendary Night of the Arts. And today it takes place again.

http://www.helsinginjuhlaviikot.fi/taiteidenyo/

If you didn't have any plans for tonight so far, now you do. Because the Night of the Arts is definitely something you shouldn't miss. A full night of dance, music, poetry, movies, theater, exhibitions and much much more is awaiting you. The events take place all around town and are all free of charge.

For an overview of what's going on tonight check out the Night of the Arts website. Have a great evening!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Art goes Kapakka

Helsingin Juhlaviikot has a lot to offer. It also brought Art goes Kapakka back to town. This culture city event brings art to the best restaurants, bars and cafes around town.

Art goes Kapakka

Experience exhibitions, music, fashion, design, theater plays and much much more in some of your favorite drink or food spots. The program is filled with exciting events every day and still goes on until this Sunday.

And the best thing: all events are free of charge. Check out the official website for more information and enjoy the August in Helsinki!