Market finds and boutiques An exploration of Kallio can start at the market square of Hakaniemi. Its distinctive feature is a century-old market hall that sells everything from vegetables, fish and freshly baked bread to jewellery, clothing and vintage stamps. The Hakaniemi outdoor market offers the opportunity to take a coffee break inside a café tent. The Market Hall, meanwhile, is a recommended lunch spot in addition to its shopping options; Soppakeittiö (“Soup Kitchen”) serves a…

Kallio - A Vibrant Helsinki District

Market finds and boutiques An exploration of Kallio can start at the market square of Hakaniemi. Its distinctive feature is a century-old market hall that sells everything from vegetables, fish and freshly baked bread to jewellery, clothing and vintage stamps. The Hakaniemi outdoor market offers the opportunity to take a coffee break inside a café tent. The Market Hall, meanwhile, is a recommended lunch spot in addition to its shopping options; Soppakeittiö (“Soup Kitchen”) serves a…

Unique shops Pass the Jugend-style church of Kallio and head to Karhupuisto (Bear Park), marked by its bear statue. Then continue to explore the streets of Fleminginkatu, Helsinginkatu and Vaasankatu, and the small neighbourhood of Torkkelinmäki. Fleminginkatu street has several boutiques that include design collective Femin, a vintage shop called Ansa (“Trap”) and a bakery-café called Galleria Keidas (“Oasis Gallery”). A charming, traditional bakery K. E. Avikainen is located in the…

Kallio - A Vibrant Helsinki District

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It may be hard to believe but ice swimming is healthy! It is said to improve one's immune system, reduce stress and relieve inconveniences such as rheumatism.

A refreshing dip in icy water

’ ‘You Finns are nuts!’ These tend to be the first unenthusiastic reactions of tourists faced with the prospect of a dip in an icy lake.

helsinki lake - Google Search

helsinki lake - Google Search

helsinki lake - Google Search

In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, host Greg travels to Finnish Lapland in a hunt for the aurora borealis.

helsinki lake - Google Search

helsinki lake - Google Search

Book your tickets online for Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki: See 669 reviews, articles, and 442 photos of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, ranked No.3 on TripAdvisor among 230 attractions in Helsinki.

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