Time of year
The Market Square is next to the waterfront. It’s the area where you get the ferry to Suomenlinna also. There were stalls selling local things such as food, clothes/hats. Nice but nothing to go out of the way for.
The winter lights on the emperial buildings surraunding the square in a winter evening are just beautifull. People tend to come here only on day time but I can ensure a walk in a winter night is worth to see
We came here on a Saturday morning and there were about a dozen stalls selling local souvenirs and products. Good range of goodies and most of them are typical of Finland. Lovely views of the old city hall buildings, the Ferris wheel and the Harbour side.
Kauppatori is worthy of a visit even if you live in Helsinki - offering some of the best berries and fruit and vegetables (in season) and souvenirs all year round, as well as more traditional Finnish fast food stalls. It's also convenient to the Suomenlinna ferry if you're…
We took tram from main station to Kauppatori. We had to walk few yards through market to get tram 2 to come to Kauppatori. Market square, Cathedral and Ferry point are the spots for this.