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Our staff recommends: the best events in Helsinki

Helsinki is full of events – and this winter is no exception. There are a great many concerts, exhibitions and performances in store. Staying at the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna guarantees easy and quick access to almost any city event. Here are a few tips for visitors to Helsinki this winter:

  • Finnish ice hockey matches. We love hockey and if you are visiting Helsinki this winter - you should definitely check out at least one hockey match. You can see more information and buy your tickets here.


  • VENNsday. Every Wednesday the VENN restaurant hosts an afterwork event, with excellent wines, good music and the best of company. Come alone or in company for guaranteed enjoyment! More information here.


  • Winter swimming in Allas Sea Pool. Trainer Magnus Appelberg draws on years of experience to teach cold toleration through breathing techniques and force of will. Come and enjoy the winter landscapes, swimming and the pool sauna! A swimming class is held every Monday at 5:30 pm. Tickets and prices here.


  • SuomiLOVE. The super-popular SuomiLOVE event culminates in the final show on 29 February 2020 at Hartwall Areena. Among the featured artists performing with the LOVEband are Kaija Koo, Ellinoora, Reino Nordin, Anssi Kela, Robin Packalen and Krista Siegfrids.


These and many other events can be found on the MyHelsinki website.