It’s the people who run the stores, make the food and create the vibes that make the city. We want you to meet these locals so that you too can experience and discover the genuine Helsinki.

Explore the city with local residents who share a perfect day spent in their neighborhood.

Discover the Nordic way of life and explore the best of local design, food and art.

Then take a piece of the city with you and devour the flavors by trying the secret recipes back home.


Concept and photography: Laura Iisalo
Words: Melanie Dower
Layout: Viola Virtamo

"Some people say we live in a bubble, everything is so cool here. But I wouldn't want to live anywhere else."

Niki Thieulon, restaurateur