Flea markets in Helsinki

Fleamarkets in Helsinki (c) by nurpax

Helsinki is a very versatile city and offers something in every area, for everyone. Besides the famous landmarks and activities there are also quite a few flea markets in Helsinki, which are absolutely worth visiting. Instead of just going to the main shopping streets, it is a real adventure visiting a flea market in Helsinki. You’ll find all kinds of small and big treasures which you can’t find in any store. Try spending one day […]

Helsinki Market Square

Market Square

Helsinki’s Market Square, or Kauppatori, is a large, open-air market that rests on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The area is a unique blend of farmers’ market, craft show and flea market. The stalls are swathed with cheerful orange fabric, and each one offers something different. Fresh fish and reindeer meat Some of the best food in Helsinki can be found at Market Square. Fresh-caught salmon, reindeer meat, vegetable and baked goods are […]

Helsinki Design District

Helsinki Design District

Unique boutiques, Finnish design One of Helsinki’s more chic neighborhoods, surrounding Diana Park, was officially named the Design District in 2005. Activities in the area are coordinated by the Design District Helsinki Association. The Design District holds nearly 200 stores, galleries and restaurants, all within walking distance of each other. While some stores carry only products from some of the world’s best-known designers, other shops house the works of Finland’s newest, most talented designers. Visitors […]

Shopping centers in Helsinki

Kamppi Shopping center

Helsinki has many options when it comes to shopping. Quaint shops and galleries line many of Helsinki’s streets, making it easy for tourists to find the perfect souvenir. Travelers who wish to browse a larger selection should visit one of the many shopping centers Helsinki has to offer. Forum Forum opened in 1985 and has been expanded through the years from a single building to almost an entire city block. The shopping center has an […] opened an Angry Birds shop in Helsinki

Angry Birds, known as the biggest computer & electronics store in Ruoholahti, moved to a new location in Jätkäsaari. In addition to their huge computer and home electronics selection, they house the first Angry Bird shop. Here you can find Angry Birds clothing (socks, ties, shirts) bags, fluffy toys, games and phone covers and get photographed in a giant sling shot! [...]

Shopping for Moomin in Helsinki


What to buy as souvenir from Helsinki? One of the most famous and successful export products of Finland, the Moomin, is also one of the most popular brands for souvenir purchase. What originally started as a fictional character in childrens books by Tove Jansson in 1945, is now found in t-shirts, computer games, mugs, movie theatres, post stamps and much more. The Moomin capital with a whole Moomin theme park is the city of Naantali […]

Shopping Center Kluuvi Grand Opening

Shopping center

Kluuvi is a small shopping center in the very heart of Helsinki on Aleksanterinkatu. It was opened in 1989, but now it’s gone through a serious facelift and will have a grand opening on Friday 14th October 2011. There will be new shops including such streetwear shops as Lyle&Scott, SuperDry and Fred Perry, restaurants, and a fashion design brand store IVANAHelsinki. In the basement there will be a Eat & Joy marketplace concentrated on organic […]