Urban explorers have been sneaking onto these wild, forbidden islands just off the Helsinki mainland for years. Now, you too can go.
The deep, wet and unpredictable cave belongs to Krepost Sveaborg, a Russian-built landward defence zone of over 300 fortification structures in and around Helsinki.
The comeback of Kekri: Finland’s ancient end-of-October harvest festival and the most magical night of the year marked by song, dance, feasting, divination and spell-casting.
Demolished in late 2014, the unassuming apartment block could be heralded as a symbol of Finland’s post-war urbanization and the social divides that have emerged since.
Today, this old sailor’s house with its famously eccentric facade is one of the last sparks of local color left in Helsinki’s rapidly changing Pasila neighborhood.
On a railyard in Helsinki, disused steam and diesel-powered trains are waiting for their final fate as the area faces a complete makeover.
Citizen activists in the Herttoniemi district of Helsinki are demanding the preservation and repurposing of the beautiful early 20th century villa.
Built in 1933, the red-brick Teurastamo (“Abattoir”) complex used to be home to the official slaughterhouse of the City of Helsinki.
Far from a Stephen King-esque nightmare, this pet cemetery is cute, colorful and uplifting in a way human cemeteries understandably rarely are.