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1 THING TO DO IN HELSINKI (JULY 02 - JULY 11)

Thursday Meal Tradition

Thursday Meal Tradition

every Thursday • food

Try one of the most traditional dishes that can be found in every Finnish restaurant, every Thursday!

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Kaljakellunta or Beer Floating

Kaljakellunta or Beer Floating

out of rangeJuly 27, 2024 • event

How about a weekend in a company of 5,000 beer-drinking floaters?

Wild Berry Season

Wild Berry Season

out of rangeJune–October • food

This superfood is waiting for you in Finland. Some of the tastiest and most nutritious berries can be found here. Each has a specific spot and picking season so don't miss out!

Restaurant Day

Restaurant Day

on holdNovember 14, 2020 • event

Enjoy the day when anyone can set up a restaurant

Juhannus (Midsummer)

Juhannus (Midsummer)

out of rangeJune 21–22, 2024 • event

This midsummer celebration in Nordic style has lots of traditions and secrets to be discovered

Helsinki Festival

Helsinki Festival

out of rangeAugust 15-September 1, 2024 • event

This unique annual celebration showcases unique art to everyone. It's the perfect time to open the art inside of you as well!

Flying Squirrels

Flying Squirrels

out of rangeMay–early August • nature

Have you ever seen a flying squirrel? Consider yourself lucky if you manage to meet one in Estonian and Finnish forests

Moomin World and Moomin Place

Moomin World and Moomin Place

out of rangeJune–August  • activity

A journey to the Moomins may bring lots of pleasant memories from childhood

World Village Festival

World Village Festival

out of rangeMay 25-26, 2024 • event

Check out this celebration of multiculturalism, tolerance, and cooperation. This festival is full of various performances, arts, exhibitions, and debates

Helsinki Christmas Market

Helsinki Christmas Market

out of rangeDecember 1–22, 2023 • event

A great place to absorb authentic Northern Christmas vibes

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

In addition to cliché countdowns and fireworks, Finland offers loads of outdoor fun for a New Year to remember

Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter

out of rangeMarch 24–31, 2024 • event

Rich in traditions, Finnish celebrations incorporate the visits of Easter witches, Passion plays, Easter fires, and seasonal treats

Flow Festival

Flow Festival

out of rangeAugust 9-11, 2024 • event

This is a huge open air celebration of music of all kinds. Art installations and a unique list of performers draws crowds to enjoy the sounds of the Flow Festival!

Boating

Boating

out of rangeMay–October • activity

Finland's huge number of channels, lakes, and long coastline with thousands of islands offer some of the best boating around!

Red Caviar Season

Red Caviar Season

out of rangeOctober • food

Come to Finland and try the best!

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

out of rangeDecember–April • activity

Enjoy peaceful skiing among Finland's silent white scenery

Elk Meat

Elk Meat

out of rangeSeptember–December • food

Taste something new from traditional Finnish cuisine

Hiking

Hiking

out of rangeMay–October • activity

Finland's diverse and unique nature welcomes everyone to explore its beauty

Snowkiting (Kiteskiing)

Snowkiting (Kiteskiing)

out of rangeDecember–April • activity

Enjoy perfect snow and wind conditions for a great snowkiting getaway!

New Potato Obsession

New Potato Obsession

out of rangeJune–July • food

Come and enjoy this tasty and simple food that gives so much happiness to the locals

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