Discover autumnal Helsinki
Whatever the weather, autumn is perfect for enjoying the beauty of nature and the mystical atmosphere in the darkening city. Here are some of the best tips to experience Helsinki during autumn.
WALKING AND BIKING AROUND HELSINKI
Take a nice walk or hop on a bike around the city, for example around Töölönlahti Bay. See the Finlandia hall, the beautiful wooden villas, maple trees in wonderful colours, and pop into the Winter Garden, located just north of the bay. If you don’t have a bike of your own, pick a city bike. You have up to 3,500 bikes and 350 bike stations at your disposal in Helsinki and Espoo region.
→ More info at www.kaupunkipyorat. hsl.fi/en/helsinki
LOVE AND ANARCHY FILM FESTIVAL 17.–29.9.
Love and Anarchy Film Festival has a programme with new films from well-known filmmakers and fresh talents alike. The main aim of the festival is to promote the artistry of filmmaking alongside inventive, controversial and visually stunning films. You can also enjoy festival clubs, take part in other events and even meet the filmmakers!
→ Various venues. More info at www.hiff.fi/en/
BERRY PICKING AND MUSHROOM HUNTING IN NUUKSIO NATIONAL PARK
Finnish forests are full of wonderful and tasty treats, especially in au- tumn. Wild berries and mushrooms are healthy, and you can pick them almost anywhere in the forests of the city. A great way to go and explore the forests is to take part in a guided berry picking and mushroom hunting trip! This 5-hour trip includes three hours of hiking and return transportation from the city centre.
→ More info at www.feelthenature. fi/en/