Helsinki Tour – Nordic Arts and Museums

I am Linh Nguyen, a second-year Vietnamese student, studying Business Management at Vaasa UAS. After a busy working week, normally I spend my time doing housework, learning Finnish language or reading books. If I go out, I will go for a jog outside or go to the supermarket. I really miss my friends in Vaasa, so we decided to have a short trip, enjoying our week-time in Helsinki, had fun and meeting each other to relax after a long time. Hopefully we inspire you to explore Finland more during your study period!

Amos Rex museum

At 10 a.m, we first went to Amos Rex, which is an art museum dedicated to Amos Anderson. Location is easy to reach because it’s situated at the centre of Helsinki, near the big Kamppi shopping area. Here, you have to buy a ticket to enter the museum. If you are a student and under 30 yrs old, then the entrance ticket is quite cheap, just 5 EUR. Besides, you just need to have an important document prove that you are still students. We were so excited to explore these art masterpieces!

The summery theme for the museum is Ars Fennica 2019 exhibition, presenting contemporary Nordic arts. Moreover, all work-arts of 5 candidates running for Ars Fennica Award 2019 are on display. This is is Finland’s most notable art prize. The 5 candidates are Petri Ala-Maunus (Finland), Miriam Bäckström (Sweden), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Aurora Reinhard (Finland) and Egill Sæbjörnsson (Iceland).

Petri Ala-Maunus (Finland)

Petri Ala-Maunus (Finland) art
History and Utopia of Landscape

Miriam Bäckström (Sweden)

Miriam Bäckström (Sweden) profile
The 15-metre long Psychopath artwork

Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland)

You can see from the first minute of the video below, to see his movie art-work!

Aurora Reinhard (Finland)

Aurora Reinhard (Finland) profile

Egill Sæbjörnsson (Iceland)

Sigurd Frosterus

There was a collection of Sigurd Frosterus (1876-1956) who was a Finnish architect, art critic and art collector.

Sigurd Frosterus profile

Other smaller collections

After seeing all the collections, there was a room for all visitors voting for 5 candidates when we went outside. I really like the artworks of Egill Sæbjörnsson because his artworks are mysterious, magical and being combined with music and light also. Especially, the pink piano part played music by itself, fascinating and attracted me a lot!

Time for lunch!

Well, we had a full day of sight-seeing, then we decided to fill up our hungry stomachs at noon. In Helsinki, there are numerous restaurants with reasonable price for you and your friends to enjoy. We totally like sushi, so we chose a sushi buffet restaurant near Kamppi.

a dish of sushi buffet

Linnanmäki amusement park 

After taking a lunch break, we took a tram to go to Linnanmäki amusement park. We were so lucky because the weather was much better, rains stopped and the sun shined brightly. I saw many people from youngsters to seniors came here to join the plays.

There is a ticket stall where you can ask for ticket info and buy your ticket! They will attach wristband ticket into your wrist. I remembered that we played and tried many fun game rides. For example, the wooden roller coaster ride (vuoristorata), viking ship (Viikinkilaiva), up and down (poppis), Ferris wheel spins (rinkeli), Taiga and so on. That was a memorable, fun and exciting moment for us!

This was a memorable weekday I spent time with my friends in Helsinki. I hope that this blog-post could guide you for a future fun tour with your companions and best friends soon.

Linh was our previous Marketing Intern at our HQ office in Tampere, Finland. Loves to write and travel. Check out her previous projects and marketing campaigns.

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