City scooters have taken Helsinki by storm and you’re be hard pressed to miss them. Getting to Kallio, a neighbourhood with a diverse and entrepreneurial community, takes just a few minutes from the city centre. Hakaniemi Market Hall is a must-visit for food lovers looking for authentic Finnish pastries and salmon soup. Mop up a bowl with rye bread while people-watching. All around Kallio you’ll find trendy cafes, brunch spots and boutiques filled with interesting locals in exciting outfits. You’ll want to strike up conversation with your neighbour.
For a truly original urban sauna experience, head to Kotiharjun sauna – the only remaining wood-burning public sauna in Helsinki from the 1920’s. A great number of memorable Finns – from famous artists to local celebrities – have sat on the benches before you.
How to get started? Once you’ve found an eScooter, download its app and you’ll be good to go in no time.