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Gallery tour in Helsinki

Galleria HuutoGalleria HeinoGallery Kalhama-PiippoGallerie AnhavaGallerie ForsblomFinnish Academy of Fine Arts Gallery 

Culture vultures: spend a relaxed Sunday on artist Sami Lukkarinen’s tour of Helsinki galleries.

“Doing a round of the galleries is perfect for a Sunday: it doesn’t cost you anything, you can see a great variety of new pieces, and you can choose in which of the galleries you want to spend more time to get to know the work better. As a bonus, you get to enjoy a nice walk in downtown Helsinki and you can stop for a refreshing cup of coffee and talk about art,” Lukkarinen says.

The galleries are open on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m., except the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, which is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Text and images: Sami Lukkarinen and Mari Koistinen.

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Quiet Capital

The National Library Suomenlinna FortressSeurasaari island The Kalevalakehto installation

Take a break and escape from the hectic urban soundscape to the most peaceful places in Helsinki. Researcher Outi Ampuja takes you on a tour of the most silent spots in the capital.

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Bars and pubs in Kallio

CellaExodus BarPelmenitHeinähattuKustaa VaasaKultapalmu

Journalist Arttu Tolonen takes you around Kallio on a tour of the legendary bars of the old working class district – without forgetting the food.

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Punavuori boutiques

VuokkoIvana HelsinkiMiunOVVNMinna ParikkaLiike

Punavuori means, rather inexplicably, “red mountain”. To most of the funky and fashionable about town, however, it means the place to shop. Along this here-by-popular-request route, you’ll find the most interesting little shops filled with one-of-a-kind finds by local designers. Finnish design and manufacture for your browsing pleasure!

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