Flow 2015


Helsinki's weather is beautiful in the summer, with ample markets, galleries, museums, and beaches to explore. Cafe doors are opened, and there are a number of places to dine al fresco. Whether you're exploring Helsinki's quaint streets or enjoying the Baltic beachside, Helsinki's old world charm is full of bustling streets and quaint hideaways.

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  • Ateneum Art Museum

    This former imperial palace is home to the largest public collection of Scandinavian art in Finland, with a focus on Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Hugo Simberg. In each of the galleries and exhibitions, the museum has created an optical experience filled with paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolors, and graphic art from around 1740 until 1960.

  • Hietaniemi ("Hietsu") Beach

    • Sandstrandsvägen
    • 00100 Helsinki, Finland

    After the week is over, and the sun is beaming, where else would you want to go besides the beach? Head on over to the biggest and most popular sand beach in Helsinki, Hietsu. There is plenty of room to play beach sports, sunbathe, and relax. For those of you who have extra time, head on over to the Hietaniemi cemetery, which houses from 200 hundred years ago.

  • The Esplanade

    Centrally placed in the southern part of the city, the park serves as a passage from the market square to the sea. Filled with decorations of statues from Finnish poets to ice cream kiosks and free summer concerts, The Esplanade is a place for a peaceful respite from the bustling city. If you are near the western end, head on over to Kappeli, a cafe built in the 19th century.

  • Ferry To Uunisaari

    If the weather is nice, be sure to hop on a ferry for the three-minute trip to Uunisaari Island. Previously thought of as a sea spa, the rocky island has old-fashioned changing rooms, a restaurant, playground, and a cafe. The ferry costs €3.50 ($4.55).