Helsinki sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. The city is known for its art museums, exhibition centres, churches, significant buildings to canals, sea life, and mind-blowing sceneries. For an amazing vacation the sustainable way, perhaps you should try visiting Helsinki. Here is a perfect guide to help you enjoy a weekend getaway in this amazing city.
Hotel F6 - €€€
Located at Fabianinkatu, in the heart of Helsinki, this luxury hotel is home-like. This takes more recognition because, in Hotel F6, it is all about the service as seen in hospitality received and staff oneness.
It gets better as Hotel F6 is actively part of the fight for a greener planet. Renewable energy and new technologies to minimize the consumption of energy and water is used in the hotel.
Recycling and reducing waste is a constant choice, just like the selection of only organic products for use in the hotel and serving strictly organic-based breakfast.
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GLO Hotel Art - €€
GLO hotel is home to art. Previously it used to be an Art Nouveau castle, however, it has now been renovated into a magical art hotel combined in colourful history with elegant modernity (old meets new). Located in Helsinki's trendy spots, GLO hotel is surrounded by interesting shops, galleries, and so on. Sustainability thrives easily in this hotel, too, as all decisions and activities are carried out with eco-sustainability at the centre as the focus.
Restaurant Grön - €€€
Grön is an organic plant-based restaurant. They offer you fine and tasty meals in a relaxing ambience, which has a full vegan section. Sustainability, respect for the planet and its inhabitants, are core values, which is why farm produce, meat & seafood, even ingredients and spices are locally sourced and cultivated. The restaurant is also interested in taking vegan gastronomy to the next level.
Photography Copyright credit to Kia Arpia / Brinna Creative
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Restaurant Chapter - €€€
The menu is so rich in this restaurant as there seems to be something for everyone. The bar and a la carte section also beat the standard; all of these and more are in place without sustainability being compromised. In Chapter, sustainability is a lifestyle.
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Ravintola Nolla - €€€€
Great food, the sustainable way is what Nolla offers you. Waste and energy reduction, packaging, and sourcing of ingredients are made with a great focus on sustainability. Their goal remains to serve you seasonal, healthy yet tasty, and sustainable meals all year round.
Pure Waste Concept Store - €€
At Pure Waste, you're sure to get responsibly-made 100% recycled fabrics, yarns, and ready-mades garments for both men and women. This shopping centre does not only take responsibility for the harm caused by their activities on the planet they also strive to reduce the effects. Style, Comfort, and Trust are what you offered in every textile at Pure Waste Concept Store.
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LIIKE - €€
This is a contemporary and sustainable Finnish fashion shop run by local designers. Located at Fredrikinkatu, Helsinki, Liike offers you style and comfort like no other through their contemporary, always-in-fashion Finnish wear for men and women too.
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To Do (Hiking and Walking)
Nuuksio National Park
This park is spectacular. Visiting Helsinki without taking a walk to the Nuuksio National Park makes your journey incomplete. You can take time to immerse yourself in and enjoy all the natural beauty it possesses.
You could book a cabin and explore many options while enjoying the history rooted wonders of this spectacular wilderness.
Address: Nuuksio National Park
Kaivopuisto is a perfect place for walking while discovering it's beauty. It is One of the oldest and most popular parks in Finland, Kaivopuisto is situated right at the Helsinki peninsula's tip. The seaside neighbourhood is breathtaking with all the seaside cafés, picnics, and hangouts. Home to old villas, Kaivopuisto is great in good weather, there's even music.
Address: 00140 Helsinki, Finland