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Shop at the Best Markets in Helsinki

Old Market Hall, Helsinki
Old Market Hall, Helsinki. Credit: Flickr/Raphael Gerber

Helsinki is known for its beautiful European architecture and classic tourist attractions. But what many people fail to realise is that besides the occasional shopping malls, there are more places where you can purchase souvenirs and make memories. The Helsinki markets are an excellent place to buy a number of artefacts, food and artwork typical of the Finnish culture and tradition.

Old Market Hall

Old Market Hall, Helsinki.
Old Market Hall, Helsinki. Credit: Flickr/David Jones

Located next to the Market Square, the Old Market Hall is one of Helsinki’s oldest food halls established in 1889. The food hall displays a unique Scandinavian architecture style and you will find over 25 vendors showcasing and selling a variety of local and international food delicacies using traditional Finnish culinary techniques. You won’t leave empty handed!

Hakaniemi Sunday Flea Market

Hakaniemi Flea Market Helsinki
Hakaniemi Flea Market Helsinki. Credit: Flickr/Kevin Oliver

Located in the Hakaniemi Square, this Flea Market happens every Sunday. The idea for the flea market was started by Paivyt Toivonen and Orvokki Hyytinen, two entrepreneurs who wanted to create a space for artists, locals and tourists. The place now houses over 200 vendors and is a great place to visit and observe the local Finnish culture.

Abattoir (Teurastamo)

Known locally as Teurastamo, Abattoir is a market in Helsinki which exhibits primarily the local food culture. Apart from the large food events taking place, the locals bring their own ingredients and grill together. The mouth-watering smells surrounding this place is sure to increase your hunger! The farmer’s market also enables farmers to sell their organic crops.

Don’t miss a chance to get some fantastic souvenirs during your visit to Helsinki!!

1 comment

Suzan
We visited the Old Market Cruise Linestayed half day have been in hall for lunch and we were not disappointed. We asked one of the vendors what he recommended for lunch and he directed us to E.Erickson's for their salmon soup. It might sound gross, but oh man was it AMAZING! Some of the best soup I have ever eaten. Highly recommend (especially with a glass of wine). The rest of the market is a great (but not cheap) place to pick up souvenirs like tea or jerky.

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