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Helsingin Golfklubi

Helsingin Golfklubi (Talin puistotie 10, Helsinki) — Helsinki Golf Club (HGK) is the oldest and most prestigious golf course in Finland, founded in 1932.  Located in the beautiful old park of Tali manor, the club is only 6 km from the center of Helsinki. HGK is also widely known by the name of the old […]

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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki) – this orchestra, established in 1882, is the oldest symphony orchestra anywhere in Scandinavia.  It performs every week at the Helsinki Music Centre from September to May.  See the following website for details:  www.hel.fi/filharmonia

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Helsinki Ice Hall

Helsinki Ice Hall (Nordenskiöldinkatu 11-13, Helsinki) – this indoor arena (with a seating capacity of 8,200 spectators) occasionally holds rock events and theater productions.  However, it is best known for holding hockey games played by the Helsinki home team HIFK (which won its last championship in 2011).

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Hartwell Areena

Hartwell Areena (Areenankuja 1, Helsinki) – opened in 1997, the Hartwall Arena is one of the liveliest centers of entertainment in Europe: concerts, operas, dance performances, top ice-hockey and other sporting events, and to an increasing extent private corporate events.  Its seating capacity for pop and rock musical events is 15,000, and acts as the […]

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GR8 Salmisaari (Energiakatu 3, Helsinki)

GR8 Salmisaari (Energiakatu 3, Helsinki) – this is a full-fledged entertainment center, with a variety of activities, such as bowling, archery, segway-driving, golf with a simulator, pool, lazer games, mini-golf, and boxing. There is also a sports bar on the premises.  See its website for more details:  www.gr8.fi/helsinki/‎

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Fishing Lords

Fishing Lords (Lakkisepantie 20 B, Helsinki) – Finland is fishing country – a paradise for die-hard fishermen.  This outfit provides fishing excursions to different coastal areas outside of Helsinki.  The staffers at this firm have up-to-date information about where the fish are and thus we can take you to the hottest fishing spots and show […]

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Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall (Mannerheimintie 13 e, Helsinki) – this architecturally unique concert hall, designed by renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is located by a seaside park in the city center.  The types of shows held here are mostly classical music concerts.  However, some pop and world music events are held here, too.  Guided tours are offered […]

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Kluuvi

  Kluuvi (Aleksanterink 9, Helsinki) – this mall, located near the city’s old historic center, is smaller than its competitors (just 22 stores).  It also has 9 restaurants – ranging from fast food eateries like McDonald’s and Subway, to full-scale restaurants like Hanko Sushi (a fusion of the Finnish archipelago spirit and Japanese cuisine serving […]

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Kamppi Center (Urho Kekkisenkat 1, Helsinki)

Kamppi Center (Urho Kekkisenkat 1, Helsinki) – this six-level shopping mall (centrally located by the city’s main bus terminal, has 120 retailers, such as Calvin Klein, Clarks, Ecco, Esprit, Gant Store, Mango, Timberland, Benetton, and Angry Birds.  There are also a number of eateries, pubs and open-air cafés.

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Itäkeskus (Itäkatu 1-7, Helsinki)

Itäkeskus (Itäkatu 1-7, Helsinki) – this is the largest shopping center in Helsinki, with over 180 retailers, restaurants and other businesses.  They include Clarks, Ecco, Esprit, GameStop, H&M, Marimekko,The Body Shop, Stockmann, Yves Rocher, and Zara.   Various eateries and restaurants are also there, such as McDonald’s Olive Garden, Subway, and many others.