"Midsummer Weekend" Helsinki Warnings Or Dangers Tip by antistar

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The first weekend before 21st June is a holiday that leaves Helsinki closed and deserted

I arrived on the weekend of the summer solstice. I'd heard the Finns celebrated this almost nightless night with great parties. And they do. Just not in Helsinki. The place was deserted. You could have filmed a 28 Days Later movie there. Even the hotel staff disappeared for the weekend, leaving a note saying "back Monday".

If you want the city to yourself, then this is the best weekend to come. But you'll find that almost all of the restaurants, museums, etc. are shut from early Friday afternoon until Monday morning. The only thing that was open seemed to by the Suomenlinna fortress island.

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2009
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