Krea Spring School offers a great creative program, but here are some lovable extra activities for you while visiting Helsinki.
Experience Finnish Ice Hockey live on TV!
Finland’s most popular sport by far is ice hockey: it has more fans than any other sport! You now have the unique opportunity to feel the crazy atmosphere during the ice hockey world cup games 5-21 May. This year the world cup is played in Germany and France, but you can enjoy the games live on TV.
Finland plays against Canada on Tuesday 16 May at 20.15 – and hopefully there will be a playoff game against Sweden on Thursday 18 May. We strongly suggest you watch these games with the locals in a pub or a sports bar. There you can see how the stereotypically shy and quiet Finns flare up during the game. The best place to watch these games is Sports Academy.
Enjoy Helsinki museums with all your senses
For those who enjoy creativity in the form of art and museums, Helsinki has a lot to offer. There are many cool museums to visit if you are looking for cultural treats. Here are a few places we recommend:
Helsinki City Museum offers a glance into the history of the city’s everyday life. The venue, atmosphere, exhibitions and indoor decorations together create a cool overall Helsinki experience.
In the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art you will find a variety of fresh ways to enjoy art. In May, the main exhibition is ARS17, which showcases leading artists of the new millennia. The focus is on digital revolution.
The Ateneum Art Museum is the most well-known museum in Finland. The Ateneum collection offers a large variety of Finnish art featuring different styles and artists. In May, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to delve into the work of creative genius Alvar Aalto, the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer.
Discover Helsinki’s creative wild side
If you are a young urban traveler lusting after underground creativity, the city block of Kallio is your thing. In daytime Kallio offers a variety of bohemian cafes, restaurants, gallerias and stores. By night, there is live music for all tastes and budgets (e.g. Kaiku). Kallio also offers nice little parks and outdoor hang-outs. Kallio is easily accessible by foot or by tram. (Timetables here)
See you here in May! Helsinki will not let you down!