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New in Helsinki: Discovering Finnish Summer

Date 17:00 - 19:00 Thu, 15 Jun 2023
Place Maijansali hall Helsinki Central Library Oodi Töölönlahdenkatu 4 and Online
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Discovering Finnish Summer is the next event in the New in Helsinki series, highlighting why summer in Finland is such a great experience.

Join the event to discover Helsinki’s best opportunities for summer recreation, from culture and events to nature and sports. Whether you’re interested in beaches or museums, hiking routes or music festivals, or anything in between, you’ll find new opportunities for summer fun that you likely hadn’t heard about before.

Join on 15.06 from 17-19 in-person at Central Library Oodi or online! The online streaming link will be shared later.

New in Helsinki events are free of charge. Register now to attend the event online or in-person.

During this event you can learn more about how to:

  • Experience the many possibilities of summer in Helsinki
  • Enjoy charming takes on Finnish summer culture from an outsider’s perspective
  • Explore the specific opportunities for summertime culture and leisure that Helsinki can offer you
  • Learn about wellbeing and the unique potential challenges of Finnish summer
  • Ask your own questions related to summer in Helsinki

Above all, we want you to have a good time and to discover new ways of enjoying summer in the capital region!



17.00-17.15 – Welcoming Words

17.15 -17.30 – The Helsinki summer experience – Heidi Johansson, from Helsinki Partners

17.30-18.00 – Finnish summer keynote – Roman Schatz, a German-Finnish author and media personality

18.00 -18.10 – 10 minute break – Time for coffee, snacks and quick networking

18.10 -18.30 – Summer recreation opportunities in Helsinki – Essi Eranka, from Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division

18.30 – 18.50 – Caring for your wellbeing during Finnish summer – Annabel Battersby and Hatty Francis-Ehnholm, from Compass Psychology

18.50 – 19.00 – Wrap-up!

New in Helsinki: Discovering Finnish Summer