Explore Helsinki Locally

Summer or Winter, here are our local suggestions for what to do in Helsinki.

Go for Helsinki breakfast or brunch/lunch:

  • Karl Fazer Cafe - situated in the city centre on Kluuvikatu 3. Fazer is Finlands flagship for chocolate and sweets and their cafeteria is packed with wonderful sweet and savoury treats.
  • Fanny: Bar & Kitchen - situated next to the Sinebrycoff park. Has a great breakfast from 8.00-10.00. Bulevardi 40
  • Cafe Engel - they have one of the most delicious salmon soups in town for lunch :) Aleksanterinkatu 28

Sightseeing in Helsinki:

  • Akateeminen kirjakauppa - The Akademic book shop, designed by Finland's most famous architect Alvar Aalto in 1969. Situated at Pohjoisesplanaadi 39, just next to Stockmann department store (Finlands version of Harrods).
  • Kiasma - Museum of contemporary art - situated close to the main railway station.
  • Helsinki Design district - I suggest strolling the streets in the Punavuori/Eira area and dropping in to some of the many small shops there.
  • Something for the sweet tooth (we Finns love candy) - Roobertin Herkku at Fredrikinkatu 19
  • The Church inside a rock - Temppeliaukion kirkko - Lutherinkatu 3