Printable maps of Helsinki
Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Helsinki
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Helsinki with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Helsinki area
This Helsinki map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Helsinki and surroundings
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Finland
The favorite holiday of the Finns is the June Juhannus or Ivanov’s day (midsummer). On the night of the festival, thousands of bonfires are lit to ward off evil spirits. Girls are entertained with fortune-telling, while young men spend the night in festivities and drinking to attract prosperity and a good harvest. It is not accepted to sleep on Juhannus. Modern youth often prefer visiting Suomenlinna with its annual rock festival taking place on Ivanovo’s night than singing campfire songs. In autumn, there is one more merry holiday, the All Saints’ Day. It is closely connected with the Day of Remembrance of the Deceased in the Protestant tradition. According to popular beliefs, on the night of the feast the dead watch the living from the sky; hence lights are lit in every house. They are intended to scare away the evil spirits of “kaamos”. Young people get dressed in costumes of evil spirits and visit the neighboring houses demanding for sweets. Clubs host groovy parties in the style of horror films.