Aller directement au contenu

Guidebook for Helsingfors

Tim

Guidebook for Helsingfors

Essentials
K-Market Lapuankatu
4 Lappogatan
9
habitants recommandent
Alepa Caloniusgatan
28 Runeberginkatu
9
habitants recommandent
24 h grocery close by (5 min)
Alepa Mechelininkatu
5 Mechelininkatu
24 h grocery close by (5 min)
Food Scene
Classic Finnish food in classy classic environment.
16
habitants recommandent
Elite
22 Eteläinen Hesperiankatu
16
habitants recommandent
Classic Finnish food in classy classic environment.
Snacks, fajitas and more.
16
habitants recommandent
Fafa's Kamppi
21 Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu
16
habitants recommandent
Snacks, fajitas and more.
Decent Thai food at reasonable price, open late
AA Han Thai Oy
17 Mechelininkatu
Decent Thai food at reasonable price, open late
Exotic Cuisine close by
Kuningatar Saba
8 Mechelininkatu
Exotic Cuisine close by
Good value as this is the restaurant school of Helsinki. Good if you are not in a hurry.
Ravintola Perho
Good value as this is the restaurant school of Helsinki. Good if you are not in a hurry.
lunch is excellent value!
Sashi
18 Tunturikatu
lunch is excellent value!
Classic Finnish restaurant and perhaps the only restaurant in town that has remained unchanged for at least 50 years.
Ravintola Messenius
7 Messeniusgatan
Classic Finnish restaurant and perhaps the only restaurant in town that has remained unchanged for at least 50 years.
Authentic Finnish Cuisine and a good wine cellar!
Ravintola Carelia
56 Mannerheimintie
Authentic Finnish Cuisine and a good wine cellar!
One of the classic Russian restaurants in town. Rather expensive, but definitely an experience; a very unique environment. Close by.
Ravintola Troikka
3 Caloniuksenkatu
One of the classic Russian restaurants in town. Rather expensive, but definitely an experience; a very unique environment. Close by.
Located next to the Russian Orthodox Church, this Russian restaurant is a landmark. Excellent food in a classic environment.
6
habitants recommandent
Bellevue
3 Myntgatan
6
habitants recommandent
Located next to the Russian Orthodox Church, this Russian restaurant is a landmark. Excellent food in a classic environment.
Good late night place to eat, good pizzas and such. Full bar also.
17
habitants recommandent
Ravintola Manala
10 Museigatan
17
habitants recommandent
Good late night place to eat, good pizzas and such. Full bar also.
High quality ingredients used in this kitchen. Very popular, family type restaurant.
8
habitants recommandent
Restaurant Aito
29 Museigatan
8
habitants recommandent
High quality ingredients used in this kitchen. Very popular, family type restaurant.
Excellent coffee close by. Wi-Fi. Relaxing modern environment. Very close by.
Cafetoria Café & Shop
31 Runeberginkatu
Excellent coffee close by. Wi-Fi. Relaxing modern environment. Very close by.
Home cooking, simple homey environment. Coffee and sandwiches as well as sweetbreads. Very close by.
Café & Eepos Oy
29 Runeberginkatu
Home cooking, simple homey environment. Coffee and sandwiches as well as sweetbreads. Very close by.
One of the 3 classical Russian restaurants (all 3 mentioned here) in town that are said to be established by the Tzars cooks who fled the revolution (I am not sure if this is a fact).
11
habitants recommandent
Saslik
12 Neitsytpolku
11
habitants recommandent
One of the 3 classical Russian restaurants (all 3 mentioned here) in town that are said to be established by the Tzars cooks who fled the revolution (I am not sure if this is a fact).
Old time environment, classical, an experience back in time. Slightly costly. Next door is a chick Lebanese(?) eatery that is very popular amongst knowing locals; good value- good stuff!
29
habitants recommandent
Ekberg 1852 Ltd
9 Bulevardi
29
habitants recommandent
Old time environment, classical, an experience back in time. Slightly costly. Next door is a chick Lebanese(?) eatery that is very popular amongst knowing locals; good value- good stuff!
the perhaps most famous artists hangout. Drinks and food, Finnish style.
6
habitants recommandent
Kosmos
3 Kalevankatu
6
habitants recommandent
the perhaps most famous artists hangout. Drinks and food, Finnish style.
Drinks & Nightlife
This bar offers pool table, hot toasts and a cultural clientele. It is owned by the film director brothers Aki and Mika Kaurismäki and also has its own cinema that is used for private occasions and screenings. Moskvoa Bar is next door and is part of the same environment.
23
habitants recommandent
Corona bar & billiard
11 Eerikinkatu
23
habitants recommandent
This bar offers pool table, hot toasts and a cultural clientele. It is owned by the film director brothers Aki and Mika Kaurismäki and also has its own cinema that is used for private occasions and screenings. Moskvoa Bar is next door and is part of the same environment.
If you really want to experience the Kaurismäki-Finland, this is definitely the place to go! The bar that is owned by the Kaurismäki brothers is right next to their other bar Corona, that is definitely more hip and happening.
Kafe Moskova
11 Eerikinkatu
If you really want to experience the Kaurismäki-Finland, this is definitely the place to go! The bar that is owned by the Kaurismäki brothers is right next to their other bar Corona, that is definitely more hip and happening.
Good simple food at decent price and international environment, somewhat artsy.
45
habitants recommandent
Café Bar No 9
9 Uudenmaankatu
45
habitants recommandent
Good simple food at decent price and international environment, somewhat artsy.
Close by bar and dancing, popular with students.
Baarikärpänen
21 Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu
Close by bar and dancing, popular with students.
Easygoing relaxed environment, comfortable armchairs and good selection of beers. The closest neighbourhood bar.
Vastarannan Kiiski
Easygoing relaxed environment, comfortable armchairs and good selection of beers. The closest neighbourhood bar.
Hip crowd, popular with bohemian youths. Close by.
Bar Bhangra
28 Runebergsgatan
Hip crowd, popular with bohemian youths. Close by.
The bar offers good late night snacks: hamburgers and such. Close by.
Hotel Helka
23 Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu
The bar offers good late night snacks: hamburgers and such. Close by.
Live jazz concerts, played back environment. Close by.
18
habitants recommandent
Storyville
8 Museigatan
18
habitants recommandent
Live jazz concerts, played back environment. Close by.
Underground- kind of environment, though club is well established by now. By taxi about 10 min
64
habitants recommandent
Kuudes linja
13 B Hämeentie
64
habitants recommandent
Underground- kind of environment, though club is well established by now. By taxi about 10 min
Live music, very much hipster crowd, very popular. Walking distance
15
habitants recommandent
Bar Loose
15
habitants recommandent
Live music, very much hipster crowd, very popular. Walking distance
Situated in a park it is a very classical environment that dates back to the days when the Tzar used to visit Helsinki during the summer. Often though closed for private occasions, so check before going!
Kaivohuone
1 Stora allén
Situated in a park it is a very classical environment that dates back to the days when the Tzar used to visit Helsinki during the summer. Often though closed for private occasions, so check before going!
one of the most popular night hangouts for hipsters,
81
habitants recommandent
Kaiku
4 Kaikukatu
81
habitants recommandent
one of the most popular night hangouts for hipsters,
Arts & Culture
Helsinki Art Musium. Close by museum often displaying excellent exhibitions!
51
habitants recommandent
HAM Helsinki Art Museum
8 Södra Järnvägsgatan
51
habitants recommandent
Helsinki Art Musium. Close by museum often displaying excellent exhibitions!
By the Central Railway Station, % min walk the Classic Art museum in town often offering great exhibitions.
88
habitants recommandent
Musée Ateneum
2 Kaivokatu
88
habitants recommandent
By the Central Railway Station, % min walk the Classic Art museum in town often offering great exhibitions.
Museum of Natural History. Close by and good fun for especially kids.
40
habitants recommandent
Finnish Museum of Natural History
13 Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu
40
habitants recommandent
Museum of Natural History. Close by and good fun for especially kids.
Displaying mostly well known Finnish artists. Close by.
22
habitants recommandent
Kunsthalle Helsinki
3 Nervanderinkatu
22
habitants recommandent
Displaying mostly well known Finnish artists. Close by.
Interesting exhibitions
51
habitants recommandent
Design Museum Helsinki
23 Högbergsgatan
51
habitants recommandent
Interesting exhibitions
Small museum where you get to see how the working class has lived during the last century.
7
habitants recommandent
The Worker Housing Museum
7
habitants recommandent
Small museum where you get to see how the working class has lived during the last century.
In my opinion one of the most interesting specimens of Finnish National Romantic Era. Worth reading up on on the web for more details. A bit far from central Helsinki though.
6
habitants recommandent
Hvitträsk
6
habitants recommandent
In my opinion one of the most interesting specimens of Finnish National Romantic Era. Worth reading up on on the web for more details. A bit far from central Helsinki though.
Porvoo or Borgå is a small city situated 50 km from Helsinki, busses go from Kamppi quite frequently and it takes about an hour to get there. Porvoo has a beautiful old city and is perfect for a day trip. Lots of nice little cafes and handicraft shops in the lanes around about the old church.The river bank is very picturesque.
17
habitants recommandent
Porvoo
17
habitants recommandent
Porvoo or Borgå is a small city situated 50 km from Helsinki, busses go from Kamppi quite frequently and it takes about an hour to get there. Porvoo has a beautiful old city and is perfect for a day trip. Lots of nice little cafes and handicraft shops in the lanes around about the old church.The river bank is very picturesque.
This former tram depot has been converted into a small cultural center housing 2 or 3 art exhibitions, a bar, sushi place and a bookshop. a 15 min walk, close to the Finlandia monument. The also sometimes have concerts.
26
habitants recommandent
Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
51a-b Tölögatan
26
habitants recommandent
This former tram depot has been converted into a small cultural center housing 2 or 3 art exhibitions, a bar, sushi place and a bookshop. a 15 min walk, close to the Finlandia monument. The also sometimes have concerts.
Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu is the design school of Aalto University. The building is actually the old Arabia ceramics factory and the old workers wooden houses face it over the park. There is Annala House, that was the summer cottage of a rich merchant and up on a hill there you can see were Helsinki was founded. Close by is still the old hydro-elect power-station/ waterfall and the Technical Museum beyond which you can find the river flowing by and onwards you can walk upstream to the beach and beyond. Or downstream to the bay that is a popular fishing/ outing spot and either back over the suspension bridge to the design district of Arabia /where you can catch the no. 8 tram back home,
14
habitants recommandent
Designmuseo Arabia
135 Hämeentie
14
habitants recommandent
Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu is the design school of Aalto University. The building is actually the old Arabia ceramics factory and the old workers wooden houses face it over the park. There is Annala House, that was the summer cottage of a rich merchant and up on a hill there you can see were Helsinki was founded. Close by is still the old hydro-elect power-station/ waterfall and the Technical Museum beyond which you can find the river flowing by and onwards you can walk upstream to the beach and beyond. Or downstream to the bay that is a popular fishing/ outing spot and either back over the suspension bridge to the design district of Arabia /where you can catch the no. 8 tram back home,
This monument is perhaps not of great interest and perhaps looks like a very small deal, dressed up as a big deal. However. It makes a nice walk if you walk down the seafront and coming back into town to visit the Library and Kultuuritehdas Korjaamo.
70
habitants recommandent
Sibelius Monument
70
habitants recommandent
This monument is perhaps not of great interest and perhaps looks like a very small deal, dressed up as a big deal. However. It makes a nice walk if you walk down the seafront and coming back into town to visit the Library and Kultuuritehdas Korjaamo.
The oldest swimming hall in the heart of town.15 min walk away. This classic environment has nude bathing on alternative days for ladies and gents. The second floor boasts a wood firing sauna at extra cost.
52
habitants recommandent
Yrjönkatu Indoor Swimming Pool
21 Yrjönkatu
52
habitants recommandent
The oldest swimming hall in the heart of town.15 min walk away. This classic environment has nude bathing on alternative days for ladies and gents. The second floor boasts a wood firing sauna at extra cost.
Pretty run down, but perhaps the most authentic, culturally alive public sauna in town.
35
habitants recommandent
Sauna Arla
15 Kaarlenkatu
35
habitants recommandent
Pretty run down, but perhaps the most authentic, culturally alive public sauna in town.
The museum presents a brief history of Finland, through the eyes of the legendary Field Marshal Mannerheim. Gives insight into how a man like this lived (it was his home for many years and is packed with artefacts he brought with him from his travels in Asia). Followed by a walk down to the seafront through the park, makes a great way of passing an hour or two. Call in advance for info about guided your that is highly recommended here, as otherwise you will not necessarily get too much out of the museum.
Mannerheim Museum
14 Kalliolinnavägen
The museum presents a brief history of Finland, through the eyes of the legendary Field Marshal Mannerheim. Gives insight into how a man like this lived (it was his home for many years and is packed with artefacts he brought with him from his travels in Asia). Followed by a walk down to the seafront through the park, makes a great way of passing an hour or two. Call in advance for info about guided your that is highly recommended here, as otherwise you will not necessarily get too much out of the museum.
the home of Sibelius. Just down the road is also Pekka Halonen's abode (Halosenniemi), a Finnish artist who was contemporary to Sibelius, that is also worth a visit.
Ainola
1 Horsmakatu
the home of Sibelius. Just down the road is also Pekka Halonen's abode (Halosenniemi), a Finnish artist who was contemporary to Sibelius, that is also worth a visit.
A beautiful example of Finnish traditional architecture of the Finnish romantic era.
Halosenniemi
A beautiful example of Finnish traditional architecture of the Finnish romantic era.
Parks & Nature
Close by. You can walk down to the beach through the parks or through the cemetery, then continue along the shoreline going south into town or north bringing you to Seurasaari, that is an open air museum. This is a rather long walk so maybe a closer target could be the Sibelius monument, from where you cut back into Töölö, to Töölön Tori, where there are several restaurants and the papular Tin-Tin Café.
68
habitants recommandent
Hietaranta Beach
68
habitants recommandent
Close by. You can walk down to the beach through the parks or through the cemetery, then continue along the shoreline going south into town or north bringing you to Seurasaari, that is an open air museum. This is a rather long walk so maybe a closer target could be the Sibelius monument, from where you cut back into Töölö, to Töölön Tori, where there are several restaurants and the papular Tin-Tin Café.
this Island Fortres is a must and offer exhibitions, historical aspects as well as cafés and dining.
212
habitants recommandent
Suomenlinna
212
habitants recommandent
this Island Fortres is a must and offer exhibitions, historical aspects as well as cafés and dining.
19
habitants recommandent
Kaisaniemi botanic garden
44 Unioninkatu
19
habitants recommandent
Beautiful old time environment, a nice walk around Töölömlahti is recommended!
Linnunlaulu
Beautiful old time environment, a nice walk around Töölömlahti is recommended!
61
habitants recommandent
Kaivopuisto
61
habitants recommandent
Lovely quiet place to spend a few moments in tranquility
25
habitants recommandent
City Winter Garden (Kaupungin Talvipuutarha)
1 Hammarskjöldintie
25
habitants recommandent
Lovely quiet place to spend a few moments in tranquility
National park, read more about on the net
63
habitants recommandent
Nuuksio National Park
84 Nuuksiontie
63
habitants recommandent
National park, read more about on the net
Shopping
Nordic Shopping Center of the year
29
habitants recommandent
Forum
29
habitants recommandent
Nordic Shopping Center of the year
Huge Shopping Center very close by.
28
habitants recommandent
Kamppi
28
habitants recommandent
Huge Shopping Center very close by.
Stockmann is the most famous department store in Helsinki and is famous for their responsible way of dealing with their customers, i.e. if you have a problem, they will make sure it is sorted out. From Stockmann it is worth wile continuing your shopping tour down the Esplanaadi, down to the market square.
117
habitants recommandent
Grand magasin Stockmann
52 Aleksanterinkatu
117
habitants recommandent
Stockmann is the most famous department store in Helsinki and is famous for their responsible way of dealing with their customers, i.e. if you have a problem, they will make sure it is sorted out. From Stockmann it is worth wile continuing your shopping tour down the Esplanaadi, down to the market square.
classic Finnish design
9
habitants recommandent
Marimekko Mikonkatu
1 Mikonkatu
9
habitants recommandent
classic Finnish design
Everything Else
There a very few public saunas left in central Helsinki and Harju is I believe the only one that is a wood burning one. Great atmosphere and you can bring a beer or two with to enjoy!
95
habitants recommandent
Kotiharjun Sauna
1 Åstorgsgatan
95
habitants recommandent
There a very few public saunas left in central Helsinki and Harju is I believe the only one that is a wood burning one. Great atmosphere and you can bring a beer or two with to enjoy!
A great outing to go for; beautifully situated by a lake, this is the ultimate close-by destination for those who want to enjoy either a traditional woodburning sauna or an even more authentic smoke sauna. From the sauna you can go out and jump into the lake and in winter too you can do so too, as they keep an opening in the ice for winter bathing!
14
habitants recommandent
Kuusijärvi
14
habitants recommandent
A great outing to go for; beautifully situated by a lake, this is the ultimate close-by destination for those who want to enjoy either a traditional woodburning sauna or an even more authentic smoke sauna. From the sauna you can go out and jump into the lake and in winter too you can do so too, as they keep an opening in the ice for winter bathing!