• Helsinki

    City Breaks with a Sporting Sideline

    by  • January 12, 2016 • City Breaks, Cologne, Florence, Funchal, Geneva, Helsinki, Leipzig, Madeira, Prague, Sport, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich

    From football to the Olympics, Europe’s sporting prowess extends to its museums. Once again, all the major stars of the football world descended on Zurich last night for the presentation of the coveted annual FIFA Ballon d’Or award. This year, the lucky recipient was Lionel Messi, with 2015 being the fifth time he’s lifted...

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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    What’s Happening in Helsinki

    by  • October 7, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Food & Drink, Helsinki, Music

    Be it sailing ships or Sibelius, Herring Fairs or Henri Cartier-Bresson, there’s no shortage of special events taking place in the Finnish capital. If you happen to be city breaking in Helsinki over the next couple of weeks and months, there’s plenty going on. Running until this Saturday (10th October) is Helsinki’s oldest event,...

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    The Guggenheim Heads to Helsinki

    by  • December 8, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Helsinki

    The Finnish Capital is Earmarked for the Guggenheim Expansion Star attraction of Bilbao, beautifully located in a grand palazzo on Venice’s Grand Canal, on its way in Abu Dhabi and a flagship institution in Manhattan, the Guggenheim brand is synonymous the world over not only for its ground-breaking collections of modern and contemporary art,...

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    Helsinki – Plenty to Offer the Visitor, Whatever the Weather

    by  • November 30, 2014 • Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Helsinki

     Temperatures may be cold, but there’s plenty to do in Helsinki in the winter months   Helsinki’s climate displays a combination of continental and maritime characteristics. The proximity of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic create cold weather, while the Gulf Stream brings in warmer air. Winter can begin in either November or...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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    Happenings in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo

    by  • October 4, 2013 • Copenhagen, Festivals, Film, Food & Drink, Helsinki, Music, Oslo, Sport, Stockholm

    It’s been a little while since our blog round-up took us to Scandinavia, so here’s a quick overview at upcoming events in Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm over the next few weeks and beyond. Baltic Herring Fair Helsinki’s oldest event, known locally as stromming, the annual Baltic Herring Fair dates back as far as 1743...

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