I have a serious travel addiction. It’s gotten to the point that the prospect of spending a whole week in one city while on vacation makes me start to twitch. I start looking for day trips, wine tasting tours, pretty […]
I arrived at Helsinki airport much earlier than planned for my next flight, so I’ve had plenty of time to document the options for sleeping, eating, and hanging out at the airport. I’m not sure how much time I will […]
A vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant serving a variety of dishes including noodles, soups, and stir-fries. Most of their menu is vegan but some dishes do contain egg and dairy – be sure to ask. Offers a lunch pricing during weekdays.
Pannukakkutalo is a small chain of pancake restaurants within Finland, providing both sweet and savoury pancakes. This location is set in an old atmospheric red house along the harbour. The pancakes are not naturally vegan, but on request they can […]
Bakery chain serving donuts, bagels, and smoothies. The donut base is vegan, but the frostings are not. Naturally vegan donuts include the cinnamon-sugar (kanelisokeri) original and the cinnamon-sugar applesauce jammy (omenahillo jammy). The smoothies contain milk but the fruitees should […]
New Bamboo Center is a Chinese restaurant established in 1997. In addition to Chinese food, we also serve Malaysian curries. We strive to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients, except for a few specialty foods that are difficult to source from […]
Bronda is new restaurant in heart of Helsinki by Tomi Björck and Matti Wikberg. The culinary philosophy of Bronda, as with all BW restaurants, is based on the best ingredients available and entirely handmade food. Bronda’s food is based on […]
Roster is a Bar & Restaurant and a vibrant meeting place in the heart of Helsinki. We strip away from the formalities of fine dining and rather focus on high quality food made from the best of ingredients, superb service […]
“Yes Yes Yes!” we said when this classic corner of an ex-McDonald’s was up for grabs. We couldn’t stop ourselves from realizing a longtime dream: Opening a bustling bar & restaurant where food just happens to be vegetarian. We’re super […]
A small, independent, locally owned coffee roastery dedicated to the promotion of freshly roasted, sustainable, ethical and organic coffees. Our coffee bar also serves homemade, vegan & vegetarian food, some of which are made by small local bakeries. Please check […]
since 1982 – pioneer in the field of eco trade We offer our clients a diverse range of high quality, eco, organic and fair trade products. We believe in freshness, relevance and vitality. Fair play is our way to work. […]
Kenkiä ja kosmetiikkaa vegaaneille ja kaikille muillekin. Shoes and cosmetics for vegans and everyone else. In addition to their online retail shop, Heluna Shop has a brick and mortar location in Helsinki where shoppers can find some of the same […]
Opened in 1852, the Helsinki Cathedral (tuomiokirkko) is a popular visitors site in Helsinki. Tuomiokirkko is located in the center of Helsinki at the end of Aleksanterinkatu (Alexander Street), and very close to both the Presidential Palace, and Market Square (kauppatori). Religious services are […]
Finland Transportation Getting around Finland is easy with relatively affordable flights (Norwegian Airlines has some of the most affordable flights and offers free WiFi). But the easiest and most affordable way to get around is by train or bus. They both offer free WiFi and are almost always on-time. Getting to or from the Helsinki Airport in Vantaa, is only 5 Euros on their new train line (Ring Rial Line). The train takes about 32-minutes from the airport to the center of Helsinki. Tickets need to be purchased in vending machines before entering the train. While they don’t often check for tickets on their trains, the fines for not having a ticket are very costly, so it doesn’t make sense to take the risk.
Finland’s Cruise Ships Two of Finland’s larger cities Helsinki and Turku are costal cities in the southern part of the country and have frequent ships taking reasonably prices daily trips to Tallinn, Åland, Stockholm and St. Petersburg. These ships also offer affordable cabins which can be booked with your trip fare and on night cruises let you awake refreshed at your destination. Two of the larger shipping lines, Silja Line and Viking Line have ships with all the amenities of floating shopping malls, each with several restaurants and bars, and they tend to be very popular, especially during the warmer months. Unfortunately the vegan dining offerings on these ships is quite limited, so we would recommend bringing your own food with you.
Finland is one of the cleanest and safest countries you’ll ever visit. It also has one of the best educated populations and while they are often quite shy, they have a truly welcoming and modern culture. The capital Helsinki, is a beautiful port city with beautiful parks and squares, easily accessible islands, lovely seaside trails and pedestrian paths, modern museums and historical landmarks, and a wonderful summer farmer’s market (kauppatori).
The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to Europe and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Finland compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Finland. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.
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