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Baltic Herring Festival, Finland

From series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
Among the numerous festivals and symbolic national holidays a special place belongs to gastronomic festivals. One of the most unusual and interesting among them is the Festival of herring which is held annually in Helsinki. For residents of Finland herring is not just one of the favourite delicacies, but a real national symbol. The Herring Festival is usually celebrated in early October.

The Market Square becomes the centre of events during the fair. It transforms into a lovely set of counters and pavilions. Helsinki’s Herring Festival is not only about tasting and trading herrings, there is also plenty of entertainment. Every day locals and visitors enjoy delicious treats, the market is packed with herring prepared in a variety of ways. Every trading kiosk offers its guests exclusive treats the secrets of preparation of which are kept in secret.

The large-scale celebration was preceded by the annual fair which took place in Helsinki from the middle of the 18th century and traditionally coincided with the completion of fishing. At modern fairs you can buy a lot of other interesting products such as knitted clothes made of natural wool, original artisan crafts and beautiful crockery. Traditionally, the Herring Festival is accompanied by interesting culinary competitions, master classes and presentations. It is a very heart-warming and sincere holiday full of national hospitality. Next - Semana Santa

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ATM bankomat: 'Otto' located in 0.19 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Europcar Autovuokraamo Helsinki Eliel' is located in 0.12 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Shell Helsinki Kruununhaka' in 1.12 km
Supermarket: 'Alepa' in 0.15 km
Parking: 'Laatuparkki Oy' in 0.3 km
Apotheek: 'Yliopiston Apteekki' in 0.43 km
Police station: 'Suojelupoliisi' in 1.27 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Sport Pub Chelsea' in 0.14 km
Railway station: 'Helsingin päärautatieasema' in 0.17 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Helsinki-Malmi Airport HEM - in 10 km
 »  Vantaa Airport HEL - in 16 km
 »  Hyvinkaa Airport HYV - in 53 km
 »  Ulemiste Airport TLL - in 84 km
 »  Utti Airport UTI - in 135 km
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Best hotels near Baltic Herring Festival

SATO HotelHome Kristianinkatu

Located in 0 km from Baltic Herring Festival
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Rooms: 66
A seating area, mini-stereo and a flat-screen TV with DVD player are featured in living rooms at SATO HotelHome Kristianinkatu. Each apartment has a … More: photo, rates and booking
SATO HotelHome Lapinlahdenkatu

Located in 1 km from Baltic Herring Festival
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Rooms: 77
A seating area, iPod dock and flat-screen TV with DVD player are featured in all the modern apartments at Lapinlahdenkatu HotelHome SATO. Each … More: photo, rates and booking
Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation

Located in 2 km from Baltic Herring Festival
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Rooms: 90
A wardrobe and desk are offered in all rooms at Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation. Bathroom facilities are shared. Some dormitory rooms have a curtain … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostel Suomenlinna

Located in 3 km from Baltic Herring Festival
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Rooms: 40
Hostel Suomenlinna is housed in a former Russian elementary school from the early 1900s. Accommodation options are either private or dormitory style, … More: photo, rates and booking

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Helsingin Paarautatieasema
0 km - Helsingin Paarautatieasema
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Uspenskin Cathedral
1 km - Uspenskin Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral has placed in Helsinki. It was built in 1868 and is still a tremendous monument made in Neo-Byzantine style. This wonderful Orthodox Church is set upon a hillside on the Katajanokka Peninsula overlooking the city. A great number of legends are …
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Nasinneula Observation Tower
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Kopu Tuletorn
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Top destination around Baltic Herring Festival - Helsinki

Seurahuone Helsinki is open in an elegant building that dates back to 1913. The interior of the elegant hotel also reminds of the culture of the past. Stylish designer retro style furniture is perfectly combined with massive glass chandeliers, and giant paintings together with furniture made of premium sorts of wood create the atmosphere of aristocratic elegance. Don’t forget to attend Socis bar – the unusual venue is located under a glass cupola and is decorated with a fountain – and La Havre beer restaurant.

The prestigious Scandic Grand Marina will also conquer hearts of guests with its inimitable historical atmosphere. This high-class hotel is open in a large-scale and unbelievably beautiful building in modern style and with centuries-old history. The hotel is open near a lively waterfront, not far from Uspensky Cathedral and the city center, so Scandic Grand Marina is considered one of the best places to stay for travelers with children. Many of its rooms are intended for families with two-level rooms being especially popular with guests. It’s important to mention that both guest rooms and public spaces are made of natural and environment-friendly materials. That is why Scandic Grand Marina enjoys the title of an eco-friendly hotel. Free access to sauna and gym would be a pleasant addition to your vacation in Helsinki, and children will fall in love with a special open-air playground.
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