HELSINKI - it’s a city that keeps inspiring and surprising, and despite its sometimes windy nature, making us fall in love with it again, and again.
Every year we visit Helsinki, we have seen its many different faces – coldness in winter time, windy spring days, hot summer days and its chilly autumn. The city and its weather surprises us at every visit! This year we wanted to share some of our favorite summery Helsinki spots with you. No matter if you are visiting Helsinki from near or far, we hope these places inspire you as much as they do us.
Lammassaari – Lammassaari is a protected island in the Viikki district of Helsinki. A quiet oasis with birdsong in the middle of a big city. A wooden path leads to the island. Start at the pedestrian bridge in Vanhankaupunginkoski. Several bus lines (e.g. line no. 71) run from Helsinki Central Station in the direction of Lammassaari: the bus stop is called "Annalantie".
Teurastamo - TEURASTAMO HELSINKI. Take a tram or metro ride to Teurastamo to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. The former Helsinki abattoir from 1933, was re-opened in 2012 as Teurastamo Helsinki. It is a melting pot of food and urban culture. The metro station nearby is called “Kalasatama”.
Sunday Flea market at Aleksis Kiven katu, if the weather is good from roughly 11 am to 6 pm - SUNDAY FLEA MARKET AT ALEKSIS KIVEN KATU HELSINKI.
Childrens Town – CHILDRENS TOWN HELSINKI CITY MUSEUM. Children’s Town, an exhibition especially targeted at the youngest citizens, opened up in the oldest house in Helsinki as a part of the new Helsinki City Museum.
Flea Market at Hietalahti - HIETALAHTI FLEA MARKET HELSINKI. During the weekend stop by the flea market at Hietalahti, one of the biggiest in the city.
Café Ekberg - CAFÉ EKBERG HELSINKI. One of the oldest cafés in Helsinki. Friendly service and nice atmosphere for a good price. Product range follows today’s trends and varies according to the seasons. Breakfast or brunch or just a cup of coffee, we recommend it!
Maja Coffee Roastery - MAJA COFFEE ROASTERY HELSINKI. Coffee roastery founded by a Finnish-Japanese couple in the beautifully peaceful district of Lehtisaari. The best coffee in town!