Collected by Paul Ojansivu
Love finnish styles @ colurs used in all aspects of lifestyle.
Simonkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Feeling overwhelmed? Kampin Kappeli (Chapel of Silence) is the perfect place to relax and reflect. If you visit Helsinki when the temperatures are still chilly like I did, it's also the perfect place to warm up before venturing back out into the...
Töölö, Helsinki, Finland
Rent a bike and grab Helsinki's bike pathways map to create a custom tour. There are a few major loops and many junctures to jump from one loop to the other (i.e.,'green loop', 'town loop', etc..) Plan to be out for a couple of hours. The ride is...
Aleksanterinkatu 36, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
After a few minutes in Minna Parikka's Helsinki boutique, it's clear that the Finnish designer is talented far beyond her years. Her skill at experimental shoe design has caught the attention of top celebrities like Lady Gaga. and Fergie who have...
Simonsgatan 7, 00100 Helsingfors, Finland
The Scandinavian countries are known for modern and minimalist architecture and design. Designers also incorporate generous amounts of natural wood materials in their designs. The chapel represents the pure Scandinavian design. After walking...
Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
If there's one bar in Helsinki that's an absolute must-see, it's the ever-popular "mbar." Every summer, the patio bar opens up to thousands of Helsinki locals who enjoy local brews and cocktails every afternoon and evening. Located steps from...
Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
One of the most famous landmarks in Helsinki is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Walking around, you would never spot the church as there are none of the typical signs, like a spire or a cross, marking it. All you see is a large green...
Sveaborg, 00190 Helsingfors, Finland
A popular excursion for both locals and visitors, Suomenlinna, a fortress built across a group of islands in Helsinki’s harbor, is just a short ferry or water-bus ride from the city center. Begun in 1748 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...
Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 Espoo, Finland
Nuuksio National Park is the closest to Helsinki (an hour's drive) and combines great hiking trails with the Haltia Finnish Nature Center. The modern wooden structure houses a restaurant (take the buffet if you're hungry!) and an exhibition area...
Hälleforsintie 1, 10470 Fiskari, Finland
I guess after three years in Finland I can call myself an insider. Here's my tip for those looking for a day trip or weekend outside Helsinki, and it's not the usual Porvoo, Turku, Tampere or Hanko (in summer). Fiskars is lovely all year round. A...
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