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Spending the Midsummer in Helsinki?

7.6.2018 Text: Helsinki This Week Photos: Header: Elina Sirparanta / Visit Finland
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Great! Enjoy the nightless night on a cruise, go to a dance, join a yoga session, head to Pihlajasaari island or Seurasaari to see the bonfires. There’s a lot to choose from!

Seurasaari bonfires

First of all, one of the most popular and traditional ways to celebrate Midsummer Eve is Seurasaari Island. Programme includes Finnish folk dance and music, spells, and handicraft displays. Also a traditional midsummer maypole will be raised. Midsummer bonfires are lit in the evening.

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Midsummer cruises

These Midsummer cruises take you to the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki. See the impressive bonfires and enjoy refreshments and snacks on board. Departure point at the Market Square, timetables m/s Diana at 20-23:30, m/s Victoria at 20-23:30 and m/s Sofia at 20:45-23:45.

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Midsummer dances at Kuudes Linja and Kaiku

Old-fashioned couple’s dances with an urban twist. Join the dancing and fun during a three-days Midsummer party 21.-23.6., organised by the well-known urban group We love Helsinki. Many dance floors, many types of music: folk, tango, jazz, fox, pop, rock and ever-greens…

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Traditional Midsummer celebrations at Kivinokka

Dancing and bonfire in beautiful Kivinokka area. See also Kulosaari Mansion and the beautiful allotments and small cabins of Kivinokka area, there are 600 of them! So, enjoy the beach, sauna, drinks and snacks. Only a 10-15-minute walk from both Kulosaari and Herttoniemi metro stations.

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Nightless night’s atmosphere at Pihlajasaari Island

A traditional spot to enjoy the nightless night. Bonfire is lit at 21.00. The boats to Pihlajasaari island leave from Merisatamanranta, close to Café Carusel in Kaivopuisto Park. The boat ride takes only about 10 minutes.

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Midsummer dinner at Savotta

Restaurant Savotta servesrReal Finnish food and nostalgic atmosphere. Just off the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki!

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Sauna and yoga at Allas Sea Pool

Enjoy sauna and take a dip in a warm water and sea water pools. You can also join a sauna yoga session or a SUP yoga session during Midsummer! Grilled food on a plate and some music, right next to the Market Square.

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Live party music in the heart of the city

Go and party! Pop and rock music is best live. Booster band performs at the legendary summer terrace of Restaurant Raffaello, Mummotunneli. So, the party goes on until the wee hours of the morning.

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Photo: Julia Kivelä / Visit Finland

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