Finland Shopping

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Finland Shopping

  • Stockmann

    Helsinki Shopping

    Stockmann is the oldest and biggest department store in Helsinki. It is part of a chain with branches in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. You get almost everything at Stockmannns, from Finnish souvenirs to cars. There is even a 4-storey Academic bookstore of Stockmann next to the department store.

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  • Stockman

    Tampere Shopping

    Stockmann is Finland’s largest department store chain and their Tampere store is among the biggest. If you want to stroll around and see where Finns buy almost everything, this is the right place. Stockmann has four floors with everything from household items to clothes and electronics. I bought my digital camera there, but the greatest place was...

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  • Forum

    Helsinki Shopping

    Forum is one of the most famous shopping center in downtown Helsinki. It's big and a renovation has started. They're going to build it bigger and more beautiful inside the building. More shops and restaurants are going to fit in. Forum was established 1985 so it's pretty old. The location is perfect and I really recommend this shopping center for...

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  • Kuninkaankatu,Pedestrian street

    Tampere Shopping

    These are lttle different lingerie than most of other,and sold only at their own shops.You might say they are little more luxorius. Happy fot tourists,I noticed that pages are in English.That might upset some older Finnish women,but I think most understand English very well here. It´s little hard to notice,if you don´t check the windows.There´s...

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  • Kamppi

    Helsinki Shopping

    Ruohonjuuri is a lovely shop selling organic fruits and veggies, as well perfumes, candles, juices and so on... If you are traveling with ababy and want to cook him food (like I did) this shop is perfect. Ruohonjuuri is open during the week 10.00 to 21.00. On Saturday it closes at 18.00. SUnday opening times are: 12.00-18.00 Veggies and fruits are...

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  • Koskikeskus

    Tampere Shopping

    Here you'll find over a hundred stores and boutiques. Some of them offer trendy and expensive clothing, but most of them sell products at reasonable prices. Here you can find toys, sporting and outdoor gear, books, cosmetics, shoes, you name it. There are 17 restaurants and cafés. Koskikeskus also offers a movie theatre, florist, bank, pharmacy,...

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  • Kauppahalli

    Tampere Shopping

    This is the biggest markethall in whole Scandinavia.They have so many delious there to sell,that if you go in the hugnry,it´s hard to go out without buing anything.Mostly there is food,but also something for pets and some flowers and so on.There´s shops specialised to some things like "cheese-shop"called Juustopuoti and chokolad-shop,and others....

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  • Hämeenkatu,mainstreet of Tampere

    Tampere Shopping

    They are big(est?) Finnish bookstore-cahian.You´ll find books in English also.If you want a book about Finland or just something to read at your travel,or books of other countries,go here.Ask the staff-they are very friendly. There is this shop in most Finnish cities,and for exaple in Tampere,there is three at least.Two in Hämeenkatu-one opposite...

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  • City Sokos

    Tampere Shopping

    If Stockmann is most expensive(allthough I don´t think it´s SO exepensive than many people think),this is little cheper.It is also at good location,when people cahnge busses when going to work and coming home,so I think this is allways having quite a lot of people popping in and out.My bus stops here also,so I usually go here to buy coffee and tea...

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  • Do not buy water

    Finland has the best tap water in the world, making buying water ridiculous as most likely what you are buying is of inferior quality to what you would get for free. In any restaurant, just ask for tap water in a jug. A good tip is to buy one bottle and then just fill it from any tap. Note: all taps in Finland have drinkable water, so you can...

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  • Children´s bookshop tram No 10...

    150 m from the end-station of tramline no 10 (Pikku-Huopalahti), this lovely childrens bookshop/cafe is situated n the partly protected 1950´s arcitectural 3 storeys small flat residentilal area of Etelä-Haaga.The shop is specializing in international educational toys and books for the smallest babies. From the center the tram goes...

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  • One stop shopping

    Stockmann Department Store is located at Aleksanterinkatu right in the heart of the city of Helsinki just within a stone's throw from the Lutheran Cathedral. It is the largest department store in Helsinki and one of the largest in the Scandinavian countries.Wide range of consumer goods are available in the department store spread over eight levels...

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  • It pays to hunt for a bargain

    I went into this shop whilst in Helsinki to have a look at shoes. I noticed that they also sold purses and because I was in need of a new one I spotted that they had a sale bin. While looking through I found a Morgan de Toi purse in there so I had a look and then checked the price I could not believe it, it was only £3 reduced from £15, I was not...

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  • Coffee

    If you haven’t known, Finland is no.1 in the world with coffee consumption per capita. This coffee, Juhla Mokka is the most popular and selling coffee in Finland. You can get it in most coffee shops and buy it in any store. Coffee in Finland is cheaper then the average in other western European countries so, buy a pack before you go home. Juhla...

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  • Koskenkorva Viina

    Koskenkorva Viina is the national sprit, like Scotland has Whisky and England has Gin, Finland have this Koskenkorva Viina. It is just a clear vodka type of spirit.Of course, there is also the other Finnish famous vodka Finlandia, but that one you can find anywhere in the world. Koskenkorva Viina or vodka Finlandia Buy it only at the airport duty...

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  • Soapstone mug

    These are unique products in Finland, and the one I like the most are the Soapstone mugs where you can just have an excellent cappuccino.Read more about the product on the factory web site Soapstone mug, Schnapps stones, etc. About 20 Euro.

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  • Souvenirs from Finland!

    The downtown Helsinki is full of good shops. The best and the biggest department store is named Stockmann (address Aleksanterinkatu 52). It is one of the biggest department stores in the whole Scandinavia. A moomin gift shop named Moomin Shop at Kamp Galleria (address Pohjoisesplanadi 33).Luontokauppa ("Nature Shop", address Simonkatu 9,...

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  • The unique wooden art of Penna Design

    There is a unique wooden art designer in Tampere, Finland, it’s 'Penna Design' and is one of the most unique style of art I ever saw in my life. It is hand made of pure Finnish birch wood. You can find his work of art in selected souvenirs stores as well Stockmann department store in the big cities and at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The Bear or...

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  • Moonmin mania

    This store is the largest in Scandinavia. They sell all sorts of things but one does go down well its Moonmin things and the Japanese go wilder than anybody else for these things.I bought quite alot of things from Stockmann. Moonmin things, clothes and shoes. It depends on what the items you are looking for.

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  • How to keep your coffee hot in the...

    It's -25°C and you want to enjoy a hot drink -what is to do?Being used to the rough climate the Finns came up with a brilliant idea of how to keep their drinks hot in the winter: They invented the soapstone mugs.After heating the mugs in hot water for some time the stone will keep your beverage warm for a long time. -Great, huh?And you know what?...

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  • Buying Music

    Among Rock and Metal fans, Finnish music is among the big names around the world. That ranges from hard to soft and from fun to serious: Him, Leningrad Cowboys, Lordi, Sunrise Avenue, Scandiniavian Music Group, The Rasmus and many more. But that becomes sometimes confusing when you would like to buy some music. CDs are sorted mainly by two...

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  • Market Hall

    Saluhallen is a local market hall situated at the harbour in the city of Helsinki. Saluhallen is a Swedish word mainly to attract Swedish visitors as there are many visitors travelling by ferries from Stockholm throughout the year. In fact there are daily departures by Viking Line and Silja Line between Helsinki and Stockholm. Saluhallen has a lot...

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  • Flea Market at the harbour at Helsinki

    The flea market at the harbour of Helsinki is located just outside Saluhallen (Market Hall) at the harbour between Viking Line and Silja Line terminals. You can purchase your favourite Helsinki and Finland souvenirs from the market at reasonable prices. Local arts and crafts can also be purchased from the stalls. Fried small fishes are very popular...

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  • Cheap Wares

    Anttila is a shop that sells everything, from clothes to toiletries.The one at Helsinki City has shut down due to building work going on around there. But the nearest one is a Helsinki Kamppi, trams 3T and 3B stop nearby. There are Anttila shops in Seinajoki, Jyvaskyla and Kouvola. I saw a nice jacket priced at £14.The shoes in this shop are...

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  • Euro Time

    Everything in this shop is priced at 1 Euro.I bought some nice things from there which I know I could not get back home.This shop has shut down due to building work going on around there. But help is at hand there is another Euro shop selling things for 1, 2 and 5 Euros it is called Eurokauppu and is on Kaisaniemenkatu, Helsinki. Trams 3T and 3B...

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  • Shopping in Finland

    Finland is a quite expensive country to do shopping, especially if compared to Eastern or Southern Europe countries. However, if you avoid the most expensive boutiques and shops, you won't lose all your money.I'll give you some examples of affordable, inexpensive and expensive shops:Department stores:Stockmann*Definitely has all you need, at least...

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  • The Lapponia liqueurs

    The Lapponia liqueurs are the best of the many kinds of liqueurs made in Finland. There are the blueberry, red berry, cranberry, cloudberry and some others as well. Best to buy them at the airport as they will be duty free and cheaper.

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  • Happy Hanolenon

    This big shop has a full range of womens, mens and childrens clothes and shoes. This shop has great sales at certain times of the year.I bought some fake-fur lined leather boots for £30 and a Finnish woolen jumper that had been reduced from £50 to £14, a great bargain. Anything but this is one of the shops that the Finns use. So no sky high...

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  • Have a Lappi Time

    This shop is owned by Layna and she makes you feel welcome.It is neatly set out. Local crafts, jewellery, postcards and other Lappish things.I bought a Christmas decoration for this year for £2 (which had been reduced).I also bought some sterling silver earrings which I knew I could not get anywhere else seen as they are unusual. They cost me...

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  • Olvi Doublebock

    If you want to take with you home a sample of Finnish beer, maybe its better to wait for your departure and buy this excellent Finnish Doublebock beer made by Olvi. It is strong, it taste good and much better then the average waterish Finnish lagers.I am not sure now if they have it at the airport but surely they have this beer on the ferries...

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  • Icehockey items

    Like most of local kids, also mine are interested in icehockey, here we are buying a new stick for my son.

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  • Birch Mug

    This is a traditional coffee mug made of one piece of birthroot. It has been traditionally made in Lapland for centuries. But you must be careful, there are now some massive productions such items and they are not the real ones. Best would be to buy it in Lapland. Aout 35 euro in the south, a bit cheaper in Lapland.

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  • Chocolates aplenty

    Delicious chocolates The truffles. They're the best. Oh, and so are the toffees. And the mints. But don't eat the liqourice. No. That's bad. Should really put liqourice in the dangers section. Nothing. They have free samples : )

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  • Traditional Jewelry

    Most of the Kalevala jewelry models date back to the Viking Era more than a thousand years ago, but the vast collection of jewelry also includes models that are almost twice that age. Of course they are replicas, but it is the design that counts.This shop is a factory outlet, so it is convenient to buy the jewelry here and not at shops in the...

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  • Finnish Design

    Marimekko sells different products like clothing, interior decoration and bags. It is special because of the design you'll find only here. It is brand oriented, so quite expensive.

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  • Alcohol shops

    The only place where you can buy alcohol stronger than beer are the state owned Alko shops. You find them in every town and prices are quite high because of the taxes.Finland has quite an alcohol problem, you can experience that especially on weekends when you can see even 12 year old kids drunk on the streets. Probably that's just a consequence of...

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  • The Best Strawberries in the World

    Strawberries or "Mansikka" in finnish are really special there. The many hours of light and sunshine during the finnish nordic summer make them the most sweet and flavoured strawberries I've ever tried! about 3 Euros for a Liter

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  • Take Finlandia home!

    No, not the vodka, the music!I think Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" is a wonderful souvenir to take home, especially after visiting the Sibelius monument in the Sibelius Park on Mechelininkatu.The music of the most famous Finnish composer will certainly remind you of the time you have spent in the country.-But maybe you want to take a bottle of liquid...

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  • Expensive (?) Finland

    Finland is considered to be quite an expensive country. Nowadays many European countries are probably as expensive as (or even more expensive than) Finland, but prices might "shock" you in some occasions. Prices can vary quite a lot between different shops, attractions etc. (as you may know), but here are some examples anyway (prices are somewhere...

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  • Before you leave

    If you happened to travel by flight, you can leave some of your shopping for the airport. Some items will be cheaper there, especially if you fly out of the EU, as you will be entitle to pay tax free for items. Alcohol for example will be half price. Cosmetics items will be cheaper as well.Penna Design and Kalevala products are available here as...

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  • The Esplanad park

    The Esplanad park is a rectangular green area in the prime spot of Helsinki. North and south of it there are two rather luxurious shopping streets, the Northern and the Southern Esplanad. Here you find special design shops and merchandise at a special price ; ) Anything! From well-known Alvar Aalto furniture to famous Marimekko clothes. In...

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  • Shopping in the Capitol area

    There are numerous shopping centres in and around Helsinki. Surely best known are Stockmann, Sokos and Forum in the absolute focus of the city of Helsinki. Around Helsinki you find some malls like Itäkeskus (easyly accesible by metro), and Jumbo (by bus), Iso Omena (by bus) and others. More over, big foreign companies have errected huge, massive...

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  • Free market

    There was a free market located near the harbor. On weekends (summer), there would be full of people. You could buy food and small craft items. There were also numbers of cafes in the free market where you could sit down for a while.

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  • Famous Finnish brands

    Come to think of it, I already knew quite a few Finnish brands:Lapponia: jewelryNokia: the one and only mobile phone for meHackman: stainless steel kitchenwareFiskars: again stainless steel kitchenwareMarimekko: clothes, mugs, bathroom and kitchen towels in distinct stripes and lots of very bright colours.Arabia: famous earthenware See the...

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