Helsinki's Brooklyn: A Tour in Kallio

Helsinki, i-Finland

Okokuzithokozisa kuqondiswa ngu Matthew

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Let me show you around my neighborhood! We will walk and talk through Kallio, a neighborhood with a plethora of quirky bars, street art, and stunning examples of 20th-century Finnish architecture. Once a working-class neighborhood, Kallio has transformed into a home for students, young professionals, and the elderly pensioners. Kallio has a lot to offer and I want to help you experience a side of Helsinki many tourists do not get to see. Get off the beaten path and explore the cheapest bars in Helsinki (some are under €4 for a pint!), a D.I.Y. skatepark with the city’s best street art, Helsinki’s oldest sauna and its iconic neon sign, and much more. I am also happy to take photos and send them to you by email or text immediately after the tour's completion. We will start and finish the tour at the Hakaniemi metro station Exit C right near the Hakaniemi market.
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While you might be apprehensive about how recently I have moved to Finland and the fact that I am not a native Finn, I have an unparalleled passion for this city and country, and I want to share that. Additionally, my time in the army is the best cultural immersion plan offered.
Let me show you around my neighborhood! We will walk and talk through Kallio, a neighborhood with a plethora of quirky bars, street art, and stunning examples of 20th-century Finnish architecture. Once a working-class neighborhood, Kallio has transformed into a home for students, young professionals, and the elderly pensioners. Kallio has a lot to offer and I want to help you experience a side of Helsinki many tourists do not get to see. Get off…

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I am a Finnish-American and moved to Helsinki in January of 2019. Growing up, I always dreamed of living in Finland and when teachers would ask me what I wanted to do when I was older, I would reply, "Live in Finland." Now, after years of reading about Finnish culture and history, I am living my dream in Helsinki. Since I have moved to Helsinki, I have biked over 3000 km delivering food around the center of the city, particularly in Kallio.

I also served as an urban infantry NCO in the Finnish Defence Forces during my mandatory military service. I have written about my experiences and put them into a book that is waiting to be published, but in the meantime, I also make YouTube videos about the odds and ends of Finnish history. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHJLKkUrEC9lm7T5YNRefQ
I am a Finnish-American and moved to Helsinki in January of 2019. Growing up, I always dreamed of living in Finland and when teachers would ask me what I wanted to do when I was older, I would reply, "Live in Finland." Now, after years of reading about Finnish culture and history, I am living my dream in Helsinki. Since I have moved to Helsinki, I have biked over 3000 km delivering food around the center of the city, particularly in Kallio.

I also served as an urban infantry NCO in t…
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We will tour Kallio, a historical working-class district in Helsinki that has strong ties to every period of Finnish history. In Finnish, Kallio means "the rock" which will be evident as we walk this cragged landscape, exploring its bohemian streets like Helsinginkatu and Vaasankatu, the iconic Karhupuisto, and the towering Kallion Kirkko (Kallio Church). Escape the crowds (except on market Sundays!) and learn about a different side of Helsinki.

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Victoria
Okthoba 2021
Super agradable! lo recomiendo. Es una excelente opción para conocer este barrio en Helsinki y no solo el barrio sino la cultura en general. La charla es super agradable y pasas un momento ameno con un gran anfitrión!
Kerstin
Okthoba 2021
I would really recommend the tour with Matthew. He knows a lot of nice places and their history/fun facts. He is a very friendly and chatty guy. It felt like walking around the city with a friend while learning things.
Sascha
Okthoba 2021
We really enjoyed our tour with Matthew. He gave us interesting insights into his neighbourhood and knew the answers to all our questions. He also gave us recommendations on good and fancy restaurants in Helsinki.
Dauda
Septhemba 2021
It was an excellent tour.Matthew is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide,and he sets a great a tempo so that the visitor gets to enjoy the places and the experience. Highly recommended.
Malene
Septhemba 2021
We had an emergency tour with Matthew. He knew a lot about Helsinki. And we were all empress by his skills of communication and storytelling. We will absolutely recommend him if you are coming to Helsinki.
Damiano
Septhemba 2021
This is something you absolutely need to do while in Helsinki. It's so much fun! Matt is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ready to answer any weird question you might have about the neighborhood (Kallio), the history of Finland, its food, anarchist saunas, Finnish baseball, you name it. Highly, actually super highly recommended!

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