Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hyvää vappua!

It's Vappu time again. And as every year today, on the last day of April, the celebrations officially start with putting the cap on the Havis Amanda statue at Kauppatori exactly at 18:00.

vappu celebration in Esplanadi

Be there at least half an hour earlier if you want to see anything. And don't forget to get your sparkling wine beforehand. Alko closes at six and won't be open tomorrow.

Have a fun and sunny Vappu!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

City bikes are coming back

Good news for all cycling enthusiasts - and even more those who don't have an own bike. Starting from May 2nd Helsinki will have a bike sharing system again.

city bike station at Rautatientori

You can then borrow yellow city bikes (called Alepa Fillari) at one of 50 stations around town. In the beginning around 500 bikes will be available. But until 2018 the number should be raised to 2000.

To borrow a bike you have to register to a season pass: 5 € per day/10 € per week/25€ for the whole season (until end of October). Once you purchased this pass you can borrow any bike at any time at any station and use it free of charge for the first 30 min. After that time extra charges apply. But let's be honest, who needs a bike in Helsinki for longer than 30 min?

To register to the service and find out more about prices, stations and other details, check out the City bike website.

Enjoy cycling and have a nice week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Winter is spring

Nono, don't worry, the cold time of the year is over. But Game of Thrones is in town. Today The Hall Of Faces open its doors on Narinkkatori. The exhibition on the successful fantasy TV show is free to enter and lets you dive into the world of Game of Thrones.

The Hall Of Faces exhibition

Put your picture in the hall of faces, sit on the iron throne and fight with "Needle", Ayra's sword.

The exhibition is in Helsinki from Wednesday until Sunday. So don't miss out and drop by.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Bright evenings are back

Spring is coming to Helsinki. Now also the meteorologists confirmed that the cold time of the year is over. In fact this March has been much warmer then what is normal for Finland.

Musiikkitalo in spring

Enjoy the sunny weekend with some beautiful sunsets.