Helsinki City Guide

Helsinki, recently awarded as ‘City of Design’ by UNESCO, is the capital of Finland. Unlike the Nordic winter, the temperature of this city is quite livable, and life continues throughout the year. It has four seasons, and the temperatures vary from 32 degrees in the summer and about -20 degrees in the winter. With the growing food scenes, the days never end. Summers are long and happening and the. Winters are even longer, but that does not stop the people from going about their day and making the most of it. Frozen lakes are enjoyed by everyone as everyone makes the most of them by skating on them.

The public transportation of this city is excellent. But, you can also use Kiwitaxi as they provide the best transportation services and the expert navigation skills of the trained drivers will save you the time of getting lost or looking for your destination.

What and Where to Eat?

  • Freese café
    Freese Café is one of the best places to have the perfect coffee in Helsinki. It is a favorite amongst the people of Helsinki. Go for a brunch with your friends and family and enjoy the perfectly brewed coffee.
  • Café Regatta
    This café is a cute little wooden café that sits on the water. The smell of the cinnamon buns is very welcoming. You can choose to sit either by the water side or sit on a pelt by the fire and grill some sausages.
  • Farang
    Farang is known for its modern Asian cuisines and unique cocktails. It is a great place to celebrate. Visit this café to with your friends and family.

What to See/ Do?

  • FLOW Festival
    The FLOW festival is celebrated during the summers and fills life in the city as well as the people. The music is amazing, and the food is delicious. Have a blast at the festival.
  • Lutheran Cathedral
    It is the unofficial symbol of Helsinki. The white Cathedral makes quite an impression on its visitors. You must visit this Church as it is one of the most beautiful churches in Helsinki.
  • Design Museum
    This museum exhibits modern art and industrial design. It pays great attention to the contributions of the Finnish to the history of the consumer goods. You must visit this museum to learn more about the designs and art of this city.

Where to Shop?

  • Hietalahti Market Square
    It is a throbbing flee market where you can expect to find unique and amazing statement pieces. If you have a thing for old and rustic things or are a collector, then head straight to Hietalahti Market Square.
  • Market Square
    The open air market sells the fresh local produce as well as souvenirs. Head to this market to buy fresh berries or to buy souvenirs to take back home. It is one of the busiest markets being the busiest in the summers.
  • Nudge
    This store is the perfect place to stop by if you want to buy ethnic home décor and organic makeup. This ethnic store also provides some amazing rice paper rolls and an impressive list of wine.

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