1. Visits to established corporations and start-ups
Finland is the home of many world-class brands and innovations such as well-known mobile games, Kone, Fazer, Marimekko Design and Moomin Characters. The program includes visits to several Finnish corporations and start-ups. The tour to Fazer will be conducted under the guidance of a Fazer Guide. The exhibition introduces Fazer’s activities, long history, stories, a wide range of products, corporate responsibility and innovations.
In addition to the show tour, you will have a chance to compare the tastes of different types of chocolate.
2. Visit the World Heritage site, Suomenlinna
Founded in 1748, the sea fortress of Suomenlinna is one of Finland’s most popular attractions with about one million visitors annually. Honestly, nothing beats spending a sunny summer day at Suomenlinna! Gather your friends, bring food and refreshing drinks with you and go spend your day at the UNESCO’s World Heritage site swimming and exploring the island!
3. Linnanmäki amusement park
On the top of your bucket list for summer should be a visit to Linnanmäki, the most popular amusement park in Finland. Linnanmäki has over forty different rides and there are also plenty of other attractions, such as arcades, kiosks, restaurants, the Peacock Theater and the only Sea Life Center in the Nordic Sea region, Sea Life Helsinki. The Amusement Park has over one million visitors a year.
Allas Sea Pool is a gardenlike oasis in the heart of Helsinki. The steamy hot water pool, the ice-cold seawater pool and the hot saunas offer the perfect setting for afternoon or weekend relaxation.
5. Sauna, obviously
If you truly want to experience Finnish culture, the first thing you need to experience is sauna! Luckily, Helsinki offers plenty of places to visit public saunas. Warning: visiting a sauna may cause a desire to stay in Finland forever but would that be such a bad thing after all?
Löyly is one of the several public saunas in Helsinki and is not only a fantastic place to go for a sauna, but the building itself represents innovative Finnish architecture that you should definitely go and see!
Summer events in Helsinki
The capital city is filled with events all summer and here are our TOP 3 summer events in Helsinki!
Flow Festival 10. – 12.8.2018
“The Nordic countries’ coolest music festival” -Vogue (US)
The urban music festival Flow had its first festival already in 2004 and since then the festival has grown to be one of the most significant music festivals in Northern Europe. This year Flow’s lineup includes the Finnish superstar Alma, Artic Monkeys and Kendrick Lamar and more.
Did you know that several festivals in Finland are run by volunteers? Read our interview with Hyejin Lee who volunteered at one of Finland’s biggest festivals, Pori Jazz Festival.
Helsinki Twilight Run & Walk
Because of the midnight sun, the nights are extremely bright during summer times, so why not participate in a sporting event that also works closely with the charity organization Save the Children? From the participation fee 20% will be donated to Save the Children.
Run or walk the track at Hietaniemi beach in the beautiful twilight and enjoy the uniqueness of Finnish summer evenings.
Night of the Arts
Night of the Arts transforms Helsinki into a stage for hundreds of cultural events, performances and surprises. In 2018, this arts carnival for all will be celebrated for the 30th time. During the Night of the Arts several museums, galleries, bookshops, theaters will be open all through the night.
If you don’t already love Helsinki as much as we do, check out this video by Honest Guide for the most amazing experiences in Helsinki below!
So, what are you waiting for? Apply today to spend an unforgettable summer in Helsinki!
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