The beer nation of Finland is again all prepared for another superhit Beer festival. Sat by the see, this capital city is a very interesting place for all beer and food lovers. With large openings of breweries and bars every year this place attracts hundred and thousands of tourists from all around the world especially during the Helsinki beer festival.
This time also the 21st Helsinki Beer Festival is inviting all beer producers at the Cable Factory Merikapelihalli (Cable Cable Hall) in Helsinki on 5-6 April. In this fest, you will enjoy some traditional Finnish brewers including dozens of brewers from different countries. Also, just like previous year thousands of international beers, ciders, and whiskeys will be available along with lip-smacking barbeques and other delicious snacks at food pint. Well, that’s not the only thing you will be having in this crazy beer festival, yes! There will be DJs and bands performances making sure that you get the best time to enjoy. And guess what the party will be fueling up by amazing Sky Dee and The Demons. Well, what more you want now?
Festival opens: Friday- 05.04.2019 Professional lessons from 14:00 - 17:00 (Only with invitation card) Public hours: 17.00 to 01:00
Saturday- 6.4.2019: Public Hours: 12:00 to 01:00
Ticket Prices 12 € (1 day) and 20 € (2 days) Group ticket for 10 people is 100 € (1 day)
Age: 18+ year
So, what are you waiting for? let’s jump into some details before you book flight to Helsinki!
Helsinki is a beautiful scenic destination to visit, despite being in Europe. The coastal city, clear blue skies and the pristine Helsinki Cathedral make for a wonderful backdrop for photographs and is an ideal vacation getaway to create some beautiful memories. If you are in town, especially during winter, then definitely make sure you take the time to go up north to the snow-covered Lapland for an exciting time.
The 6-day tour to from Helsinki to Lapland and back begins with a pick-up straight from the airport where you will be shuttled off to a 4-star hotel in the city. Day 2 begins with a scenic panoramic tour of the city of Helsinki. The 1.5-hour long tour will be accompanied by a guide who will take you through important local landmarks like Presidential Palace and City Hall. The day ends by you taking an overnight train to Rovaniemi as you slowly head closer to Lapland.
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Day 3 of the tour begins at Rovaniemi where you explore the Lapland Safaris and get the incredible opportunity to have a campfire and see the Northern Lights. This picturesque spot is the perfect way to end the day before you begin Day 4 with a Santa Claus Safari. From 10 am - 4 pm you will get to take a snowmobile run and visit a reindeer farm as you continue exploring the Arctic Circle. The Santa Claus Village is another mesmerising spot that you will get to see before winding down the incredible tour and heading back Helsinki. The Village has some unbelievable ice sculptures and workshops that you can’t miss out on!
Excited yet? Get set to explore the Finnish capital and beyond by booking a tour and setting your sights to some amazing scenic views that will leave you in awe.
The coastal city of Helsinki is a pleasant destination to travel to during almost any time of the year. The Viking history and the beautiful Oslofjord’s make the capital city of Helsinki even more tempting to check out. And while you plan a vacation, why not go all out and check in at the city’s best luxury hotels. Not only will you get to enjoy the scenery but you will get some luxury benefits as well!
Hotel HavenCredit: Hotel Haven
Overlooking the wonderfully scenic Helsinki harbour is the well-known Hotel Haven. Booked with wonderful offers, the hotel provides luxury beds, spa-style bathrooms and even modern decor with views of the Market Place and the Presidential Palace. The inner courtyard is popular and perfect to grab a spot of coffee or some cocktails.
Crowne PlazaCredit: Crowne Plaza
With an indoor pool, spa, and even restaurant, the nine-storey Crowne Plaza in Helsinki takes up a top spot. The hotel provides all possible modern amenities, while its location makes it easy to visit the Finnish National Opera. The walking distance to the tram makes it easy to travel throughout Helsinki especially since the hotel is situated less than one mile from the Museum of Finland and Linnanmaki Amusement Park.
Aida HotelCredit: Aida Hotel
Five floors high, the Aida Hotel overlooks the business district of Helsinki and is closely situated with a distance of up to 700m to the Metro Station. With multiple amenities including ironing and WiFi, tourists can easily begin the day with a 15 min walk to the West Harbour Ferry Terminal or to the Helsinki Central Station which is nearly 3 km away.
Strand HiltonCredit: Strand Hilton
The Helsinki Strand Hilton is one of the city’s most popular hotel accommodations to try out. With waterfront views, the hotel has around 190 rooms in total located 5 minutes away from the centre with a metro ride. The Hakaniemi station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel while the Helsinki Cathedral and the shopping district are roughly a mile away.
Hotel Klaus KCredit: Klaus K Hotel
The Hotel Klaus K in Helsinki is situated 100 metres away from the Esplanadi shopping district and is home to the wonderful state of the art amenities including gym access, WiFi, luxury beds and soundproof rooms. The decor distinctly echoes the Finnish culture. For easy access tram number 3 and 6 stop right outside the hotel.
Spend some of the hard earned money and check out these hotels on your travels to Helsinki and enjoy the wonderful amenities the city has to offer.
The coastal landscape and the stunning natural beauty all around, make the capital city of Finland a desirable destination to visit during the holidays. While you can check out the popular local attractions and hotspots, the natural area of Helsinki is much more beautiful to explore. Try and visit the Nuuksio National Park on your travels to Helsinki and enjoy a walk in nature.
The Nuuksio National Park is roughly 20km or 12.4miles away from central Helsinki, and is a hidden gem popular among the nature lovers. The breathtaking natural beauty is a sight to see. The large area of natural land is untouched and a welcome break away from the bustling Metropolitan area.
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This guided tour around Nuuksio Natural Park takes about 5-6 hours. You will begin by taking the commuter train and the local bus to be whisked deep into the heart of the Nuuksio Lake. The biologist guide will take you through the evergreen forest and guide you through the hilly landscape to explore all the smaller lakes and scenic spots to get some pictures!
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It is one of Finland’s most popular natural areas and you will most definitely have a good time enjoying the peace within nature. This tour is perfect if you prefer a hike to clear your mind, or even if you simply are curious about the wildlife and the natural vegetation of Helsinki, Finland. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes and carry a water bottle, towel and camera along with some small snacks as per your requirements during the hike and make the most of the picturesque landscape by capturing all the best moments you have.
Visit this beautiful natural gem, and get to explore Helsinki like never before!
Helsinki is a wonderful place for any visitor to check out. The serene beauty, the stunning coastal landscape and the exquisite architecture make this capital city a picture-perfect destination for holiday goers. While it may not always be easy to fork out cash for international travels, we have written down ways in which you can enjoy the city of Helsinki on a tight budget.
Take a Walk
Walking is by far the easiest way to get going through the city and even get a chance to meet the locals. You can explore the city at your own leisure without having to navigate through the crowd. Most of the times you will find yourself exploring alleyways and small streets that sometimes have the best beauty to offer.
Enjoy at the City’s Local Cafes
Helsinki has some wonderful local as well as international cuisine for you to enjoy till your heart is content. The bars and restaurants are all over the city, but the cafes also offer wonderful brunch and beverage options for you to try out at excellent affordable prices. Do check it out before wandering about through the streets.
Relax in the SaunaCredit: Löyly
The sauna culture is quite popular among the people in Helsinki as well as Finland. Visiting a sauna isn’t just to experience relaxing in the middle of the city like Loyly, but you can also meet some new and interesting people and see how the locals de-stress after a hectic day.
Explore the City’s Local Attractions
Some of the most popular attractions in Helsinki are free, and it is a budget lover’s paradise. Not only can you book a flight to this city during offseason, but you can actually walk around and wander through places like Helsinki Cathedral, National Helsinki Library and even enjoy the Hietaranta beach among many others. There is so much to see and do in Helsinki, all with next to no cost.
The stunning city of Helsinki is a wonder to behold, especially during the beautiful winter season. The natural landscape and the coastline is a picturesque sight to see, and while the clear blue skies provide a stark backdrop to the snow-covered historic attractions, it is always better to travel indoors and avoid the cold. Visit Helsinki at any time of the year, but don’t forget to grab a bite or two at the best bakeries in the city.
Eromanga is located in the Kasarmitori square in Helsinki and this traditional spot is quite well known for its freshly served oven goodies. The bakery is famous for its meat pies, and authentic recipes used since the beginning!
The bakery known as Gateau has several outlets throughout the city of Helsinki and is known for its delicious pastries, coffees and teas. The bread is mainly made from rye sourdough and uses buns made with genuine butter.
Teemu & MarkusCredit: Patisserie Teemu & Markus
Named after the owners of the Michelin starred restaurants, founders Teemu Aura and Markus Hurskainen opened a patisserie in Helsinki called Teemu & Markus which serves incredible cakes, pastries, bread, buns and croissants.
Opened in the Punavuori district, this wonderful bakery specializes in sourdough bread and has an endless supply of fresh loaf coming out of its one own stone oven. Aside from the bread, Levain is also said to serve excellent Portuguese pastel de nata tarts. Enjoy!
KannistoCredit: Kanniston Leipomo
Kannisto first opened in South Helsinki in 1914 and since then has been enjoying endless popularity. The store has six bread shops all over Helsinki and is known for its donuts, apple pies, oatmeal cookies and even raspberry pastries, all of which are preservative free.
Are you hungry yet? Wait no longer and check out the flights to Helsinki and make sure to work out all the calories later!
Ring in 2019 in this fantastic city of Finland with your family and enjoy the lit fireworks with some exciting events happening around the corner on this New Year’s Eve. This city is one of the favourite winter destinations amongst the travel seeker and every year this winter land attracts more than thousands of tourists for celebrating the festive season in a fantastic Finnish way! Here are some of best things you can do with your family this New Year in Helsinki.
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Enjoy the spectacular midnight fireworks display at Kansalaistori Square, located in between the Music Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma along with the live music and dance performances. Before the main show begins, there is a special event for kids at the square in the evening. If you've kids, you should not miss this!
Taste Traditional Dishes of Helsinki
Well, spending New Year in Helsinki is definitely a great idea and ending the last month of the year by tasting some excellent Scandinavian food is worth of experience. There are some highly rated restaurants around the city where you and your family members can step in for a fine dine while enjoying live music including Jazz. You can also head over to Olo Ravintola, Passio Kitchen and Bar, Juuri and Nokka, Ragu etc. for some delicious special dishes.
Attend Helsinki’s Private Parties
If you and your family are a party-goers, you can attend private parties in Helsinki. Many local Finns throw private parties on New Year's Eve and happily invite the outsiders to be the part of their Finnish eve. Finnish New Year’s private parties often offer buffet-style meals with locally favourite drinks and sparkling wine.
Shop at Christmas Market
If you are in this Finnish city over the festive period, then you must visit the famous Christmas market of the town. Located in Senate Square, this amazing market offers a usual range of festive food, drinks and entertainment for everyone. The best place to hang out while you're in Helsinki.
Visit the Winter Circus
The Winter Circus one of the best events in Helsinki, which starts from November 9 and ends around January 14 in Pannuhalli. In this circus, you will get to see great performances including dazzling dance shows by a group of talented international artists.
There’s no better city to be at Christmas than Helsinki - a beautiful place to spend the holiday season. This capital city of Finland celebrates the festival with much enthusiasm and fervour! The town looks like colour blast during this fall and the decorations warm the soul as Christmas approaches. So, if you’re wondering where to spend your Christmas vacation then you must head to this wonderful winter land and do one of the many things listed below.
Celebrate St. Lucia’s Day
St. Lucia’s Day is a unique Scandinavian tradition kept alive by the Swedish-speaking minority of Finland. It is a significant event in Helsinki, especially the procession of the newly crowned St Lucia from the Lutheran Cathedral - complete with horse-drawn carriage, elves and Santa Claus. The celebration takes place on 13th of December every year.
Watch Tiernapojat – A Finnish Ritual
In Helsinki a lot of street acts can be seen during the festive season, one of them is The Tiernapojat (literally, ‘star boys’) tradition. It is the story of the Three Kings and the slaughter of young males, which is enacted by groups of young children in Helsinki streets hoping for a coin or two. The exciting part is the characters, who deliver their dialogues in a series of songs.
Visit the Winter Circus
Witness the Winter Circus in Helsinki, one of the most magical Christmas events that run from November 9 until January 14 in Pannuhalli. An international team of artists and performers combine circus skills, video art, and dance for a dazzling show. Book your tickets, as they sell out every year.
Watch the Zoo Animals In The Snow
Going to the Korkeasaari Zoo on Christmas day will be a unique experience in Helsinki. This zoo is open all year long thus it is incredibly entertaining to watch the animals playing in the snow. You can reach Korkeassari by metro, bus or taxi or even by walking from your hotel if the weather is nice.
Visit the Churches
The capital city of Finland has many interesting architectural churches that you cannot miss especially during Christmas when you get to see the colourful lightings all around.
Go to the Sauna
The sauna culture is an essential part of the Finnish lifestyle, and a trip to Helsinki is not complete without it. There are nearly 3 million saunas in Finland to give you a relaxing treatment during your vacation.
Helsinki, the capital city of Finland is famed for its scenic beauty, natural landscape including the coastline and the pleasant and relaxed way of life. Aside from the number of saunas Helsinki holds, the attractions and history play a great part in attracting visitors. If you are in town for summer, definitely try planning a visit to these neighbouring cities of Helsinki for attending some of the best summer festivals.
Flow FestivalCredit: Flow Festival Helsinki
Flow Festival is essentially a music and arts festival held nearby Helsinki in Suvilahti. The town is 10 minutes or roughly 4km away from the main Helsinki city. The festival serves as a platform for art installations and design and also plays a variety of music genres from jazz, electro to indie pop.
Seinäjoen TangomarkkinatCredit: Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat
Unlike the others, the Tangomarkkinat is a music festival which celebrates the tango and is also one of the oldest festivals in the world. It began in 1987, and since then the festival brings all tango dancers, singers, and composers to enjoy. It is held in Seinäjoki, which is roughly 4.5 hours (360km) away from Helsinki by driving.
Pori JazzCredit: Pori Jazz Festival
Pori Jazz is Europe’s oldest and most prominent Jazz festival which takes place in Kirjurinluoto in the west coast of Finland. The distance from Helsinki is 245 km and can take up to 3 hours driving. It is a very upbeat, picnic-friendly festival which has multiple stages and concerts, most of which are free for people to enjoy.
Helsinki is a wonder to behold, with its scenic coastline and idyllic way of living. On a clear day, the blue skies serve as the perfect background for the Helsinki Cathedral which stands high and proud, welcoming people to the Finnish capital. Other than the variety and number of saunas, and other tourist attractions, the Finnish Lapland is a must-visit destination on your travels to enjoy some time in nature.
Finnish Lapland is the northernmost region of Finland and incorporates a number of cities to form the municipality. This complete area is a haven, especially during the winter. The quiet wilderness is a surprising contrast to the hustle and bustle nearby cities and ski resorts, and that is what makes it a notable trip to undertake when visiting Helsinki.
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The guided tour is all-inclusive, and the entire tour takes 6 nights to complete. Everything is already planned as the winter wonderland enthusiast’s travel together from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and back to experience natural beauty in its purest form. The purpose of this tour is to get away from the city, and to enjoy the beauty of the Arctic and get a glimpse of the Northern Lights if possible as well!
The tour is truly a winter fairytale and the dreamy Arctic Circle will show you the scenery that you only see on postcards! The 7-day tour starts from Helsinki, and takes to Rovaniemi, Winter Land, the Ranua Zoo, Reindeer and Husky Farm and ends with a glimpse of the Northern Lights before you head back to Helsinki.
Arctic Fox, Ranua Zoo. Credit: CC/ EfAston
The trip takes you through untouched forests where reindeer are plenty and also ensures that you have a relaxing time winding down before you head back home. Get set to book your tour, pack your gear and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life by enjoying some quality time with loved ones in natural scenery.