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Guidebook for Helsinki

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Guidebook for Helsinki

Sightseeing
It's so close by and beautiful for a photograph!
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locals recommend
Kallion kirkko
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It's so close by and beautiful for a photograph!
Lively lakeside hangout for locals to picnic.
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locals recommend
Tokoinranta
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Lively lakeside hangout for locals to picnic.
Perfect for a rainy day or getting into the Finnish history.
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locals recommend
The National Museum of Finland
34 Mannerheimintie
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Perfect for a rainy day or getting into the Finnish history.
An inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The ferry will take you there (normal bus fare).
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Suomenlinna
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An inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The ferry will take you there (normal bus fare).
Lovely park to enjoy the sea side
Kaivopuisto
Lovely park to enjoy the sea side
A free outdoor walking museum of old fishing huts and agricultural buildings, imported from all over Finland.
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locals recommend
Seurasaari
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locals recommend
A free outdoor walking museum of old fishing huts and agricultural buildings, imported from all over Finland.
Drinks & Nightlife
Fun and funky little bar with a good selection of beers and regularly live music on the weekends.
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locals recommend
Musta Kissa
1 Suoniogatan
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locals recommend
Fun and funky little bar with a good selection of beers and regularly live music on the weekends.
Location and rotating local art gallery!
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locals recommend
Om'pu
15 Siltasaarenkatu
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Location and rotating local art gallery!
Cheepest bar in the neighborhood. Very lively.
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locals recommend
Ravintola Iltakoulu
5 Vaasankatu
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locals recommend
Cheepest bar in the neighborhood. Very lively.
Great selection of American beers and other great beers.
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locals recommend
Olutravintola Hilpeä Hauki
7 Vaasankatu
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Great selection of American beers and other great beers.
Funky little bar with a hip vibe, good beer and cider selection and known to the locals.
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locals recommend
Bar Molotow
29 Vaasankatu
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locals recommend
Funky little bar with a hip vibe, good beer and cider selection and known to the locals.
Cue it yourself juke-box in the back, using spotify. The bartender loves some pop punk.
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locals recommend
Pulmu-baari
13 Fleminginkatu
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Cue it yourself juke-box in the back, using spotify. The bartender loves some pop punk.
Nice little neighborhood bar if you find yourself up this way.
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locals recommend
Oljenkorsi
18 Indiagatan
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Nice little neighborhood bar if you find yourself up this way.
Great bar with DJs almost every night of the week. Lunch weekdays, brunch weekends, and a fun vibe. Decor is funky, with some vintage dental artifacts.
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Siltanen Cafe
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Great bar with DJs almost every night of the week. Lunch weekdays, brunch weekends, and a fun vibe. Decor is funky, with some vintage dental artifacts.
Nightly DJs, cool scene.
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locals recommend
Kaiku
4 Kaikukatu
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Nightly DJs, cool scene.
Coffee, salad, drinks, and live music on their terrace during the summer time.
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mbar
22-24 Mannerheimintie
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Coffee, salad, drinks, and live music on their terrace during the summer time.
Extensive beer selection.
Oluthuone Kuikka
32 Helsinginkatu
Extensive beer selection.
Also a venue inside. Great terrace in the confines of the walled former tram-repair warehouse. Also home to one of the Sushi Bar & Wine restaurants.
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locals recommend
Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
51a-b Tölögatan
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Also a venue inside. Great terrace in the confines of the walled former tram-repair warehouse. Also home to one of the Sushi Bar & Wine restaurants.
Fun Hawaiian themed bar.
Kokomo Tikibar & Nightclub & Karaoke
16 Uudenmaankatu
Fun Hawaiian themed bar.
Take the lift to the top floor for a great view of the city. Enjoy a homemade coctail, though be forewarned they come at a cost (about 9 euro for a coctail)
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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
9 Mannerheimintie
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Take the lift to the top floor for a great view of the city. Enjoy a homemade coctail, though be forewarned they come at a cost (about 9 euro for a coctail)
Food Scene
Bar and Cafe with a great menu and the best brunch in the neighborhood (try to book in advance if possible). Great Mediterranean food.
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Sandro Kallio
17 Tredje linjen
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Bar and Cafe with a great menu and the best brunch in the neighborhood (try to book in advance if possible). Great Mediterranean food.
Great little Thai place, also with take-away!
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locals recommend
Lemon Grass
12 Tredje linjen
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Great little Thai place, also with take-away!
Great brunch on Sundays! Also carry some good American beers.
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locals recommend
Cafe Talo
2 B Hämeentie
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Great brunch on Sundays! Also carry some good American beers.
Great little burger bar.
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Kallion Sävel
2 Hämeentie
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Great little burger bar.
Best coffee in the neighborhood.
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Good Life Coffee Oy
17 Kolmas linja
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Best coffee in the neighborhood.
Traditional Finnish restaurant on one side, great jazz venue and pizza as well! The terrace provides a nice view of the lake in some of the oldest buildings around.
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locals recommend
Juttutupa
6 Säästöpankinranta
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Traditional Finnish restaurant on one side, great jazz venue and pizza as well! The terrace provides a nice view of the lake in some of the oldest buildings around.
Kombo Winebar and Kitchen is a great little husband and wife owned establishment serving Spanish tapas. Make a reservation via Facebook message in advance since this little place is very popular!
Kulmavuorenkatu 4
4 Kulmavuorenkatu
Kombo Winebar and Kitchen is a great little husband and wife owned establishment serving Spanish tapas. Make a reservation via Facebook message in advance since this little place is very popular!
Excellent falafel place. Cheap and satisfying.
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locals recommend
Fafa's Kallio
10 Vilhelmsbergsgatan
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Excellent falafel place. Cheap and satisfying.
Friday and Saturday nights there is a restaurant here, some of the best BBQ in town.
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locals recommend
Teurastamo
2 Työpajankatu
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Friday and Saturday nights there is a restaurant here, some of the best BBQ in town.
Great place for a small bite to eat, brunch, lunch or just a coffee on the terrace.
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locals recommend
Cafe Piritta
12 Djurgårdsvägen
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Great place for a small bite to eat, brunch, lunch or just a coffee on the terrace.
One of the best pizzas in town.
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locals recommend
Putte's Bar and Pizza
6 Kalevankatu
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locals recommend
One of the best pizzas in town.
Great sushi for a reasonable price
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Sushibar+Wine
42 Fredrikinkatu
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Great sushi for a reasonable price
Traditional Finnish food and pizza.
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Weeruska
19 Borgågatan
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Traditional Finnish food and pizza.
Linko Pizza Bar, one of the newest and trendiest pizza joints with a tiny venue as well. Kitchen closes at 2130. Closed on Mondays.
Linnankoskenkatu 12
12 Linnankoskenkatu
Linko Pizza Bar, one of the newest and trendiest pizza joints with a tiny venue as well. Kitchen closes at 2130. Closed on Mondays.
Modern Nordic cuisine. A little pricier, but known for fresh and organic ingredients and a real Nordic feel. Lunch Tues-Fri. Dinner Tues - Sat.
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Olo
5 Pohjoisesplanadi
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Modern Nordic cuisine. A little pricier, but known for fresh and organic ingredients and a real Nordic feel. Lunch Tues-Fri. Dinner Tues - Sat.
Great organic burgers!
Stone's
4 Keskuskatu
Great organic burgers!
Great lunch at a reasonable price. Everything from pasta, salad to tacos and all delish.
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locals recommend
Café Bar No 9
9 Uudenmaankatu
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Great lunch at a reasonable price. Everything from pasta, salad to tacos and all delish.
Full brunch, a bit on the fancy side. Park of Ekberg bakery, so guaranteed to have a lot of great pastries.
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Ekberg 1852 Ltd
9 Bulevardi
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Full brunch, a bit on the fancy side. Park of Ekberg bakery, so guaranteed to have a lot of great pastries.
Great pizza and the occasional live gig.
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Ravintola Skiffer Liuskaluoto
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Great pizza and the occasional live gig.
Cosy winebar and fine dining. Make reservations. Nordic cuisine.
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Ravintola Muru
41 Fredriksgatan
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Cosy winebar and fine dining. Make reservations. Nordic cuisine.
Fine dining using local fresh and organic ingredients straight from Finnish farms! One of my favorite restaurants in Helsinki.
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locals recommend
Ravintola Juuri
27 Korkeavuorenkatu
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Fine dining using local fresh and organic ingredients straight from Finnish farms! One of my favorite restaurants in Helsinki.
Great quality and style, the menu changes every other week. Slightly pricey, but worth it. I may recommend making a reservation, since it's a small place.
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locals recommend
Kuurna
6 Meritullinkatu
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Great quality and style, the menu changes every other week. Slightly pricey, but worth it. I may recommend making a reservation, since it's a small place.
Typical Finnish basic menu, meatballs, reindeer and the like. Old school charm.
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locals recommend
Ravintola Kolme Kruunua
5 Liisankatu
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Typical Finnish basic menu, meatballs, reindeer and the like. Old school charm.
This adorable little blue house atop the hill has a great view of Töölönlahti and serves coffee, buns and ice cream in the summer time, right on its own terrace.
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Sinisen Huvilan Kahvila
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This adorable little blue house atop the hill has a great view of Töölönlahti and serves coffee, buns and ice cream in the summer time, right on its own terrace.
Great sushi in a small little place. Take out available.
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Umeshu
15 Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu
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Great sushi in a small little place. Take out available.
Great sea view from the terrace of this little cafe.
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Regatta
8 Merikannontie
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Great sea view from the terrace of this little cafe.
Shopping
Small, but friendly ecological shop where you can find food, beverages and eco-friendly products.
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Ekolo Oy
1 Porthaninkatu
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Small, but friendly ecological shop where you can find food, beverages and eco-friendly products.
Handmade gifts made right here in Kallio. Perfect for souvenir shopping!
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Made in Kallio
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Handmade gifts made right here in Kallio. Perfect for souvenir shopping!
Essentials
This store is open from 7-23 on the weekdays and 9-23 on Saturdays, and 10-23 on Sundays so it is the closest and most convenient place around. Not a huge selection though.
Porthaninkatu 1
1 Porthaninkatu
This store is open from 7-23 on the weekdays and 9-23 on Saturdays, and 10-23 on Sundays so it is the closest and most convenient place around. Not a huge selection though.
The real market hall feeling, with butchers, fromageries, bakers, and on the second floor, crafts and souvenirs.
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locals recommend
Hakaniemi Market Hall
1A Hämeentie
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The real market hall feeling, with butchers, fromageries, bakers, and on the second floor, crafts and souvenirs.
Asian Groceries in case you want to find some obscure ingredients.
Vii-Voan
3 Hämeentie
Asian Groceries in case you want to find some obscure ingredients.
Asian grocer.
Aseanic Trading Oy
3 Kolmas linja
Asian grocer.
Natural and organic foods
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Ruohonjuuri
5 Sörnäisten rantatie
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Natural and organic foods
Everything Else
Nice park, often free entertainment on the weekends during the summer time. Bring a picnic blanket and the kids and enjoy!
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Alpparken
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Nice park, often free entertainment on the weekends during the summer time. Bring a picnic blanket and the kids and enjoy!
Lively and hip neighborhood meetup point surrounded by funky little bars.
Karhupuisto
Lively and hip neighborhood meetup point surrounded by funky little bars.
Take the 6 euro ferry from Kaivopuisto and enjoy a lovely sandy beach with some restaurants and grilling areas.
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Pihlajasaari
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Take the 6 euro ferry from Kaivopuisto and enjoy a lovely sandy beach with some restaurants and grilling areas.
Take the 6 euro ferry from Kaivopuisto to the nice sandy beaches and a small restaurant, the Skiffer, which serves great pizza.
Liuskasaari
Take the 6 euro ferry from Kaivopuisto to the nice sandy beaches and a small restaurant, the Skiffer, which serves great pizza.
Entertainment & Activities
Great little amusement park right in the heart of town. To enter is free, but daily passes to rides and separate tickets for rides are sold at the gate.
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locals recommend
Linnanmaki
1 Tivolikuja
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Great little amusement park right in the heart of town. To enter is free, but daily passes to rides and separate tickets for rides are sold at the gate.
A sandy beach in the heart of Helsinki. There is a small cafe and some outdoor beach volleyball courts. There is also a quite shallow shore, great for kids.
Sandvikskajen
A sandy beach in the heart of Helsinki. There is a small cafe and some outdoor beach volleyball courts. There is also a quite shallow shore, great for kids.