Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter in Helsinki

The long Easter weekend has started. And there is lots to do in the city. Traditionally the weekend starts with the Via Crucis. Tonight at 21:30 the crucification will is reenacted with the Walk of the Cross from Kaisaniemi Park to Senaatintori.

Tuomiokirkko with Via Crucis announcement

And if you have time, drop by at the Helsinki Zoo as well. During the weekend it turns into an Easter island with a special program.  

Also good to know: This year many supermarkets stay open throughout the whole Easter time due to the new legislation on opening time. 

Have a wonderful Easter time!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day

You are still at home? Off with you to the pub to celebrate the Irish St. Patrick's Day. There is a lot going on in town. Molly Malones, Woolshed, O'Malley's and all the other Irish pubs in town have something special going on tonight.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

There will be live music, special offers, green and orange merchandise and of course lots of delicious stout.

Have a great night!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunny Sunday

The sun is out and it feels like spring. It is the perfect day for a walk around town or along the coast. And for those of you interested in some art today, you can still join today's Helsinki Art Work starting at 13:30.

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Finns love reading

Finns love to read. When I arrived here I was surprised how popular it was. At least in comparison to my home country I had the feeling that everyone read books here.

A recent study from the Central Connecticut State University now supports my impression. It came to the conclusion that Finland is actually the most literate nation in the world.

You can find the full ranking and more information on the study on

Enjoy the day and for the sake of this amazing result go grab a book tonight.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Useful Finnish passport

Did you know that the Finnish passport is one of the best to have worldwide? In a study of the British immigration lawyers Henley and Partners the Finnish passport ranks as the third best one in the world.

It allows entering 175 countries without a visa. Only the German (177 countries) and Swedish (176) are better. 

For more information read the full story on Yle News.