• Klaus K Hotel. Design hotel in the city center with spacious rooms and tasty breakfast buffet. You can book it here.


  • Kappeli. Traditional restaurant (150 years old in 2017!) with beautiful interior and delicious menus.
  • There are a lot of restaurants along the Esplanadparken park.
  • Well-known Finnish/Swedish dishes are e.g. Graavilohi/Gravlax = graved salmon, Savusilakka/Böckling = smoked herring, Näkkileipä = crisp rye bread, Korvapuustit = cinnamon rolls. You can also try reindeer or moose meat.

Do & See:

  • Visit the house and studio of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. You can also visit the Akateeminen bookstore by Aalto.
  • Shop Finnish design and more accessories at the Artek shop, the Iittala store or the Marimekko boutique.
  • Take a walk along the harbor with its market square and pass by the Helsinki Senat Square "Senaatintori".
  • Turku was the capital of Finland in the past and lies at the Western coast, a 2-hour ride away from Helsinki. There are nice cafes and shops along the Aurajoki river, e.g. Tiirikkala. The library and the library bridge are also worth seeing.