How to do Juhannus – the celebration of midsummer in Helsinki
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Juhannus started from the pagan midsummer festivals which focused on a prosperous upcoming harvest after a long cold winter. It was said that witches and ferries would be confused by the short nights and often let slip visions of the future. Moving to more modern time, the new name Juhannus comes from associating the date with celebrations … Read More

50 Shades of Green – new nature tours
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It’s told we need to slow down from time to time – just simply enjoying the scent of the flowers growing close to our houses. That sounds great on theory, but never so easy to apply on practice. Especially for those of us who get used to a hectic, super … Read More

Summer Helsinki tours – new schedules
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(Suomeksi alla) Summer is coming, and will bring some changes to tour schedules! The tours will show you the best of Helsinki in summer. Some of the pricing is being updated as well, and new prices are valid from May. For example our nature tours as well as Food & … Read More

Green Cap Hints: Brunch in Helsinki
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Helsinki’s brunch game is strong and whether you prefer the traditional selection of various sweet and savory delicacies, plant-based or an ethnic, even exotic feast for all senses, this city will provide an option for your liking. The best time to enjoy a brunch is during weekends, when you have … Read More

Lapinlahti Former Psychiatric Hospital – unique Helsinki experience
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The city center of Helsinki and surrounding streets contain lots of undiscovered must-be-visited places. One of those Finnish gems, attracting not only tourists but locals as well, is Lapinlahti hospital area. All kinds of fascinating, unbelievable stories, from desperate to heartwarming, tragic to hilarious are part of its 176 year-old … Read More

Historical Finnish Celebs: J. L. Runeberg
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Today, we pull up the Finnish flag and eat dedicated cakes to honour Johan Ludvig Runeberg. He was a Finnish lyric and epic poet, born 5th of February 1804, who wrote all his work in Swedish. He is the national poet of Finland and the author of the lyrics to … Read More

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