Tips for Autumn – Things to do, see and taste

salla_oSummer seems to be over for this year and autumn is knocking on our door. The seasonal changes in Finland can be both wonderful or not-that-appreciated – it depends on who you ask.

Below we’ve collected some things you can do in and around Helsinki, hopefully these activities makes autumn and the shorter days a little easier for you.

  • Take a break from studying and go for a walk in the nature. What could be more beautiful than the colorful leaves in the trees. One place to get close to nature is the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia.
  • Check out the sports activities organized by Unisport.
  • Check out the traditional Herring Market at the Market Square, October 5th to 11th, 2014.
  • Visit Oil Silo 468 in the Kruunuvuorenranta district in September-October. Oil Silo 468 is a steel silo that has been turned into a light artwork and a venue for special events.
  • Visit the Carnival of Light at the Linnanmäki amusement park, October 10th to 19th, 2014.
  • Go see a movie in one of the several movie festivals: Love & Anarchy September 18th to 28th, The Middle Eastern Film & Arts Festival October 9th to 12th, Cinemaissi October 22th to 26th, Night Visions October 29th to November 11th. For a full list of all the movie festivals, visit the Cinemania website.
  • Join the next Restaurant Day with your own restaurant or just go and enjoy the food and atmosphere, November 15th 2014.
  • Visit a unique hotel room built around the Havis Amanda statue at the Market Square. Hotel Manta of Helsinki will be open to the public until 12th October.
  • Jazz Finland arranged on 18-21 September is an excellent opportunity to see and hear Finnish jazz.
  • Follow the Finnish Autumn traditions by lighting a candle, putting on warm woollen socks, sipping a hot drink and reading a good book in the warmth of your sofa.

Wish you a nice Autumn,
Anna, Emilia & Salla
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