Author Archives: Hertta


If you go, don’t go far.

Nopsa recommends: Hotel Room

Coming to Helsinki? Tired of  hotel rooms? If so Hotel Room saves your trip. Hotel Room situated in the Kallio distict, provides you a cozy atmosphere, vivid interior, a kitchen and 30 square meters room to enjoy. Even though all this is good the best thing is the wallpaper. Designer Janne Hänninen’s elegant wallpaper lets you


Nopsa recommends: local food stores

One of the best things happening this fall is the rise of little food markets selling sustainably grown finnish food and healthy goodies. Anton & Anton, a shop specialized in local food, will open a new store this weekend in Kruununhaka. Hietalahti market hall will once again turn into an organic food market and Kallio


Nopsa recommends: Cafe Brunnsdal

  Cafe Brunnsdal in Kaukalahti, Espoo is lovely. Enjoy italian coffee, home made smoothies and pastries in the atmosphere of a hundred year old house. Nopsa approves! Kauppamäki 10, Espoo. Open: 11.00 – 19.00, Su: 11.00 – 18.00.


Nopsa recommends: Kalasatama

Did you experience the Kalasatama container area this summer? If not, you still have one chance to do it! Attend the closing ceremony of the Bermuda Helsinki container tommorrow at 6 pm and enjoy an evening of music, fun people and just the right feeling. Ps. If you walk to the east end of the dock


Nopsa launched a Fashion Library

The Nopsa Fashion Library borrows clothes, shoes and apparel to important and stylish events on membership basis. The collection consists of new Finnish design and vintage. Members get to borrow products for two weeks at a time for the cost of 75 euros per 6 months. Students get a discount. Members can also purchase pieces


The best of Turku

A walk along the riverItäharju industrial areaThe Luolavuori hillThe Kakola prisonThe market hallRestaurant Smör

There’s more to urban Finland than the capital city, so forget Helsinki for a second!  Once Finland’s capital and forever Helsinki’s rival, Turku on the Western coast is definitely worth a visit. In 2011 Turku is the European Capital of Culture, but there’s plenty to see outside the official programme, too. According to these six local cultural figures, the city has laid-back bars, quirky shopping, and the best pizzas in the world—believe it!

The text and images have been published in travel magazine Mondo. Text: Laura Friman, images: Jussi Särkilahti.


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