5 Funny Must-Do Things in Helsinki
If you want to have a bit more humoristic visit to Helsinki, LomiTravels recommends following visits and activities really to feel the heartbeats of Helsinki.
Put Your Head Inside a Metal Tube of Sibelius Monument - And Shout!
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) was a Finland's greatest composer and the Sibelius monument is a sculpture by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen made in 1967. It consists of series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern. The purpose of the artist was to capture the essence of the music of Sibelius. The monument weighs 24 tonnes. A smaller version of the monument is located at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
Restroom with a View over Helsinki
Hotel Torni (Hotel Tower) is a historical hotel in the center of Helsinki and there is Ateljee Bar at the very top of the tower. The bar has nice drinks and is quite popular especially in the summer time. Also, a special thing are the toilets having scenic glass walls to the outside and thus wonderful views over the city.
Take Photos of Statues with Birds
Helsinki, like the many other cities and towns, have a lot of statues. Because Helsinki is located next to Baltic sea, we have also many birds and especially seagulls flying over your ice cream cone during the summer time. So what would be more better looking photo than combining these two: birds and statues?
Visit an UFO
To be honest... that is not an UFO in the photo and it is not in Helsinki. ...Instead it is a FUTURO house designed by Matti Suuronen in 1960s and it is located in in Espoo museum of modern art EMMA just next to Helsinki (about 30 min by metro). FUTURO is an universally transportable home that had the ability to be mass replicated and situated in almost any environment.
Drink coffee at Momin Caffe
The Moomins by Tove Jansson are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. The carefree and adventurous family live in their house in Moomin Valley. If not also visiting their theme park Moomin World in Naantali, you can just have a cup of coffee spiced with Moomin Valley way of thinking.
The weather in Finland can be sometimes be quite cold and chilly, especially in November... Or if I would say it in other words: "You learn to appreciate a good weather in Finland". But luckily there is a place in Helsinki, where is always warm and nice - Hawaiian center in Helsinki! The one and only Hawaiian center in the north. There you can relax after your busy day and try Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage or participate Hula dance lesson. Aloha!