Helsinki Travel Guide

by our Finland expert Conrad Freethy
Conrad FreethyInvented and reinvented, Helsinki is a city layered with contradiction. The neo-classical wedding cake cathedral may be emblematic of the city, but many will argue that the capital’s Art Nouveau gems are more representative of its architectural value. The Functionalist legacy of architect Alvar Aalto fuels the debate, but those with an open mind will recognise the merit of Helsinki’s most modern and controversial structures. Not to be missed are the Kiasma Museum, showcasing contemporary art, walks around Sibelius Park or along Esplanadi where designer shops line up. Add to that the buzz that summer brings, the experience of saunas as they should be and nightclubs that guarantee you’ll leave by daylight (thanks in part to the midnight sun).

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Finland Facts

National Flag: Finnish Flag
Language(s): Finnish
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +358
Time Zone: GMT + 2
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Helsinki News

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:31:50 +0200Featured, Business
EHIF bright health-tech startups and investors together in Helsinki

European Healthtech Investment Forum was held for the third time in Helsinki, Finland on 13-14-March 2019. The forum which was organised by Techtour in collaboration with Business Finland in The Finlandia Hall brought together dozens of healthtech startups and investors for a two days compilation of presentations, competition and one-to-one meetings. Both startups and investors came from all around the world.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:47:28 +0200Featured, Politics, Finland
Rinne draws objections by proposing tupo be re-instated

ANTTI RINNE, the chairperson of the Social Democrats, has come under criticism from the heads of employer organisations for calling for the re-instatement of the national incomes policy agreements, or so-called tupo agreements.

Rinne on Sunday urged the Confederation of Finnish Industries to re-incorporate centralised bargaining into its toolkit.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:04:09 +0200Featured, Domestic, Finland
SAK shoots down proposal from Finland Chamber of Commerce

JUHO ROMAKKANIEMI, the CEO of Finland Chamber of Commerce, says he is saddened by the level of the ongoing public debate on collective bargaining agreements.

Finland Chamber of Commerce on Saturday presented its proposal for amending the employment contracts act in a way that, it believes, would take into consideration the best aspects of general applicability and local bargaining.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:51:01 +0200Featured, Domestic, Finland
Standard & Poor’s voices concerns about collapse of care reform

STANDARD & POOR’S has reaffirmed its AA+ credit rating and stable outlook for Finland.

The country’s ability to carry out structural reforms, however, has been thrown into question following the collapse of the social, health care and regional government reform, according to the credit rating agency based in New York City, the United States.

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:22:26 +0200Featured, Domestic, Finland
Hate graffiti on the walls of Helsinki mosque distresses Finnish muslims after NZ massacre

The words “Fuck Islam” and “Rapers”, sprayed on the outer walls of a mosque in Mellunmäki on Wednesday and Thursday night last week coinciding with the mass shooting of muslims in New Zealand has caused sorrow, distress and fear among the muslim community in Helsinki.

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