CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HELSINKI.
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WINTER HELSINKI


Winter Helsinki is magical and silent. Do not be afraid to visit the city during cold months. There are a lot of interesting and fun things to do and see. Some of them are listed below with inspiration videos.
Europe Video Productions video / Winter Helsinki & Christmas Helsinki in Finland
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Helsinki Cathedral


Place to visit while walking around the city. Looks magical at winter evening twilight. Nice place to relax on the legendary Cathedral steps and taking a break enjoying the view.

All Helsinki excursions buses pick up and drop off here, including the Hop-On Hop-Off buses.
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HELSINKI CHRISTMAS MARKET


Helsinki Christmas Market is a must see place to charge you with Christmas spirit, gift ideas and home decoration items. It is annual Christmas event at the Senate Square, heart of Helsinki.

Open 1.–22.12.2018.

Finnish craft, design, food and sweets, can be found there. Also entertainments for kids.
Torikorttelit video
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FREE OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS SAUNA HELSINKI


Free Christmas Sauna is located just 100 m from Senate Square, historical centre of Helsinki. It is an annual city tradition and special sauna experience.

Address: Bock's courtyard, Katariinankatu 4, Helsinki. Idyllic inner yard.
Open December 9th to 22nd (days may vary depending on year).

The Sauna is free of charge, no reservations.
Towels and warm tents for changing clothes are available for sauna lovers.
AP Archive video
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Igloos

LUX HELSINKI LIGHT FESTIVAL


Lux Helsinki transforms Helsinki into a winter wonderland. Amazing light artworks and a festival atmosphere at the darkest time of the year makes Helsinki special during those 5 days of January.

Lux Helsinki is suitable for the whole family. Entry is free of charge.
Installations can be viewed from 5pm to 10pm.
More info: www.luxhelsinki.fi
Visit Helsinki video / Lux Helsinki 2017
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HELSINKI OLD MARKET HALL / Vanha Kauppahalli


Old Market Hall in central Helsinki is a meeting place for gourmets since 1889. Here at the Old Market Hall you can enjoy traditional gastronomic products, as well as Lappish delicacies, buy seasonal berries, mushrooms and local vegetables.

In the Helsinki Old Market Hall can be found cafes and small restaurants for a light snack, as well as for a real dinner. Visit the place during your Helsinki sightseeing to get warm and try soup lunch here.
Monocle Magazine video / Market Value, Helsinki
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KARL FAZER CAFE HELSINKI


Finland is Home of Fazer. Do not miss the chance to discover the secret of Fazer and try all Fazer tastes at one place!

Central Helsinki Fazer cafe address: Kluuvikatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
TheFazerGroup video
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ALLAS SEA POOL HELSINKI


Allas sea pool Helsinki - outdoor sea SPA at Katajanokka, in the heart of Helsinki by the Market Square, next to the Skywheel. The unique complex with swimming, saunas, great views (even from saunas) and atmosphere in the best possible place in Helsinki.

3 pools: Fresh water pool; Sea water pool are in use also in winter time (The water temperature 27 °C (80.5 °F)). Kids pool.

Address: Katajanokanlaituri 2a, Helsinki.
Allas Sea Pool video
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KAPPELI RESTAURANT HELSINKI


The Kappeli restaurant serves classical Finnish dishes since 1867.

Kappeli is located in Helsinki's historic centre and Esplandi, an early 19th century park. For the best view of the Esplandi statues, grab yourself a window seat and immerse yourself in the twists and turns of Finnish history.
Address: Eteläesplanadi 1, 00130 Helsinki

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DAY CRUISE TO TALLIN FROM HELSINKI


Tallinn (Estonia capital and beautiful old town) is located just opposite shore from Helsinki, about 2 hours ferry journey. It is possible to take morning ferry from Helsinki - spend a day in Tallinn - and then travel back the same evening, having about 5-10 hours in Tallinn depending on departures.

Tallin is beautiful and romantic medieval town. Cruise journey will add some new experience to Helsinki visit.
Kari Gröhn video
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Helsinki hotels: Prices and availability


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WHERE TO STAY IN HELSINKI

We've selected 5 hotels in Helsinki for a different budget we could recommend. Scroll through the hotel list below to get an idea where to stay.

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1. Hotel Kämp is a luxurious SPA hotel in very heart of Helsinki. Senate Square - the main Helsinki place to visit - 350m from the hotel. Kämp Spa os free for guests: traditional Finnish sauna, steam bath and a spa lounge.
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Kamp hotel Helsinki
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1 December 2018 - 22 December 2018 Helsinki Christmas Market 2018
Helsinki Christmas Market is the oldest and largest event of its kind in Helsinki. Taking place in the centre of Helsinki in the Senate Square the Christmas Market attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The centre of the market is home to a cluster of licensed food courts focusing on regional specialities. In the gift alleys surrounding the food courts, there are over a hundred vendors selling traditional handicraft, the latest design and utility products, as well as produce from primary producers and farms.
The heart of the market beats to a hugely popular, old-fashioned merry-go-round offering free rides to children and others who are young at heart.
Senate Square, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
5 December 2018 - 9 December 2018 Wanha Satama Christmas 2018
Wanha Satama Christmas is a visual Christmas event for the whole family.
The event is featuring Christmas market, Christmas carols, work shop for children, Santa Claus, bouncy castle and much more.
Wanha Satama, Pikku Satamakatu 3-5, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
22 December 2018 - 24 December 2018 Helsinki International Christmas Market 2018
TMK Tori- ja markkinakaupan palvelukeskus is the biggest market operator in Finland and now it will organize unique Helsinki International Christmas market event for the first time. The market place is located in Kamppi near bus station, metro station and railway station. There are thousands of people walking through the market area everyday.
The idea is to bring a wonderful international christmas market spirit and a christmas specialities from different European countries and provinces/regions. There is a carousel with christmas lights, program every day and stunning nativity scene.
The market is accomplished with wooden Christmas cottages and market traders own equiptment. These all are equipped with beautiful Christmas decoration.
Lasipalatsin aukio Square open daily 10.00-20.00
Lasipalatsi Square, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
22 December 2018 Allas Moonlight Swim
Allas Sea Pool is organizing moonlight swim outdoors in a heated pool during autumn season under the glooming light of the full moon.
Bistro is open until midnight.

Allas Sea Pool
24.10. 19.00-22.00
23.11. 19.00-22.00
22.12. 19.00-22.00
Tickets 14€ at the entrance
Allas Sea Pool, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
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