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Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As we visited the main touristic sites and roved on the streets of Helsinki, in those warm days of august,this year, we right unexpectedly stumbled one day, upon the Kauppatori,as the locals call their famous market square. It is located very well, near the city...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This seems like the best place in town to meet the locals and tourists alike. There is a good choice of merchandise and foods, and is the perfect stop to take home something different. It is a bit expensive, the food lines are slow, and...More

1  Thank Professor04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cloudy cold morning and we were here to see the old market. As we stepped out we came upon this open market. It was early and the market was just getting set up. It looked colourful but there was hardly anyone. The...More

1  Thank kc j
Reviewed November 10, 2017

In the summer time, best place to start your morning. Look and maybe buy fresh veggies, fish, fruits and berries. There is a lot of places, which serve local food

1  Thank Macharza
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We often traversed this great space and one early morning we saw the markets come awake with so much marvellous fresh food such as fruit and vegetables beginning to be on offer. Two fine monuments are to be admired, the monument to Czarina Alexandra and...More

1  Thank permia
Reviewed November 2, 2017

This open air market sells local food like berries, and crafts like shoe socks on lots of stalls. It was fun to stroll and get one's favorites.

1  Thank japanguide
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Visited the markets couple of times as the food was divine. My husband and i shared a plate of grilled sausage and reindeer meatballs "makkara and poro lihapullia" with the added fried potatoes and vegies. Mouth was drooling. Another time we had a meat pies...More

1  Thank Tina W
Reviewed October 23, 2017

About the same time as Munich celebrates Oktoberfest, Helsinki has Herring market-festival. According to statistics, it dates back to 1743. Old times it had real function, when fishermen came to sell herring and city residents had to buy to have food through the winter. Nowadays...More

2  Thank mWrite
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Very nice area to stroll in, lots of market stands, on boats and in the square, close to the Old Market place, an outdoor swimmingpool and the boats to Sveaborg !

1  Thank ghm11_2
Reviewed October 13, 2017

This area is touristy but as a tourist, its a must-see to get a sense of Finland's strong links to the sea. There's a wide range of food stalls selling herring, salmon and other types of fare as well as vendors offering berries, fruit, vegetables,...More

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Sakura Y
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Sail_and_Ski_freak | Reviewed this property |
I expect Market Square shopkeepers try to keep their shops open also on Sundays (from 10 to 17) over the summer, as they know there are a lot of potential customers around. The nearby Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli) is... More
Katarzyna K
March 16, 2017|
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Response from LarsDane | Reviewed this property |
I've asked my Finnish connection - and the answer is yes - in fact it is open most of the year - but the number of booths and opening hours can be variable. Enjoy your visit! Lars
November 18, 2016|
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Response from LarsDane | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there will be anything worthwhile on a Sunday in January. If any stalls at all - not many - often converted to parking space. Furthermore it can be bitterly cold - in fact there are not many outside sights... More