Dining out and trying new restaurants is not only my favourite hobby – it is also delicious. Over the years I am close to saying confidently – that I have tried them (almost) all – and here is my ultimate Helsinki Guide for all things café and restaurant in Helsinki – of all places that are NOT specifically Finnish food. Helsinki’s restaurant scene has changed vastly over the years, with so many amazing options. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast spot, a lunch place, great pizza or a fancy night out – I got you covered. Did I miss anything? Share in a comment!
The Southern part of Finland is not just a beautifully rugged coastline, but it offers so many things to do and see, that really surprised me. The Kotka-Hamina region is only about 1,5 hours from Helsinki: certainly one of the destination for a day or weekend trip, that I really wholeheartedly want to recommend to everyone!
Saimaa is the largest lake of Finland, the Eastern part of Finland that it stretches towards is also one of the most popular holiday destinations of the country. The city of Savonlinna has rich history around its famous castle and surrounded by fascinating sights. We met the most lovely people, had some incredible food and really fell in love with the area. Here are my top tips for a trip to the area!
The Lakeland region of Central Finland around the city of Jyväskylä, is famous for its countless lakes, its Sauna culture, the home of architect Alvar Aalto. Our summer trip took us through the most beautiful parts of the region to experience the best parts of all of it. An area best explored with the flexibility of a car, it’s a great destination for a Finland roadtrip.
Who doesn’t love breakfast? Helsinki has a bunch of just delicious breakfast cafés all around town, so make your pick! I’m more of a savoury kind of breakfast gal, so you can always win me over with good break, well-prepared eggs and of course – strong coffee. Coming from Central Europe, bread and pastries are my weakness – there is nothing that makes me happier than a buttery croissant, or a loaf of crusty bread. Luckily, the last years have brought us some amazing places to enjoy baked goods. Of course many overlap in these categories, so go and check them out yourself!
Summer cabin food doesn’t have to be boring, dull or repetitive and a lot of work at the same time, with some smart planning and a little preparation beforehand, it’s just as simple as it can be. Here is some food inspiration from our cabin trip! All just with one small (and very small) cooktop and the charcoal bbq.
Whether you have family visiting or if you are new to Helsinki, this itinerary to spend 3 days in Helsinki is showing off the Finnish Capital at its best, from sights, to nature, relaxing, local things to do! This is a very relaxed schedule, taking an afternoon siesta into account as we all need to take some downtime when it’s so warm!