Nightlife Tour of Helsinki, Helsinki (Self Guided)

Most of Helsinki's nightlife is concentrated in the center of the city around the main train station. Almost all the establishments are a mix of bar, disco and concert venue. Finnish people are great lovers of live performances. No matter what band or artist is playing, they always enjoy the show. So, take this tour to experience the vibrant nightlife of Helsinki.
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Nightlife Tour of Helsinki Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour of Helsinki
Guide Location: Finland » Helsinki (See other walking tours in Helsinki)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: naomi
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Kaarle XII

1) Kaarle XII

Kaarle XII, also called "Kalle," has been one of the biggest and most popular nightclubs in Helsinki since 1976. The venue features six bars, three bars on each floor. All six bars serve delicious dishes and a wide variety of drinks. Downstairs the music is mainly Finnish pop, and upstairs you can dance to top international hits. There is a lot of seating space, as well as dance areas. Their professional bartenders mix even the most demanding drinks and cocktails. They also have very large selections of beer, cider, cognac, whiskey and quality cigars.
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Molly Malone's Irish Bar

2) Molly Malone's Irish Bar

Molly Malone's Irish Pub is listed as one of the top 50 Irish pubs in Europe. Molly Malone's has two floors, three bars and a skilled staff that will make your visit unforgettable. Kitty, Molly and June are the names of the three bars and are usually called "The Wild Girls” by locals. Here you can listen to high-quality live Irish music seven days a week and enjoy a pint of real Irish beer.
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On The Rocks

3) On The Rocks

On the Rocks is a rock club in downtown Helsinki next to the main railway station. The club has cave-theme-based decorations and a big stage where live rock concerts are held 5-7 times a week. Every evening the DJs play classics and the best new rock. Rock parties continue every night until 4 in the morning. Outside there is a street bar where you can enjoy a drink while resting from the party inside.
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Tavastia

4) Tavastia

The Tavastia Club is the most popular rock music club in Helsinki. The house is owned by Hämäläis-Osakunta, one of the student nations at the University of Helsinki, but since 1991 the club has been operated by a private enterprise renting the house from the nation. As the most remarkable urban scene for good Finnish music, it features everything from heavy metal to blues, with a good representation of British punk-rock bands. With a capacity of 700 people, the place is usually loaded with students in their 20s. Today, Tavastia is one of the oldest European rock music clubs that remain in continuous use.

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8 pm - 1 am; Friday - Saturday: 8 pm - 4 am.
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Nosturi

5) Nosturi

Nosturi (Finnish for crane) is a culture and music hall, as well as a nightclub, located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki. It is owned by the Association of Live Music (Elävän musiikin yhdistys, ELMU). The hall is located at the seaside in Hietalahti next to the Helsinki New Shipyard in an old cargo terminal building. It gets its name from the old crane (Hietalahti crane number 6) located right next to it. Many popular live music festivals are held at Nosturi throughout the year. The ELMU has had its premises in Nosturi since 1999. Before that it operated in the legendary Lepakko nearby.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Helsinki, Finland

Create Your Own Walk in Helsinki

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Cultural Tour of Helsinki

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Tour of Helsinki's Ullanlinna District

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Ullanlinna is a district in the south part of Helsinki. The name of the district comes from the town fortifications that were standing in this place during the 1700s. During the 19th century the residential wooden houses were replaced by stone buildings, mainly designed in the Jugendstil style. This tour will show you the most interesting places of this area.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
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Travel Distance: 7.6 km
Religious Buildings Tour of Helsinki, Part 1

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Travel Distance: 4.3 km
City Orientation Walk

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Helsinki, the capital and the largest city of Finland, is a multi-faceted place unique in many ways with much to offer to any visitor. While the greater Helsinki comprises peninsulas and large bays, the city center is very symmetrical with well-organized streets and straight boulevards. On this orientation walk you can visit some of Helsinki's not-to-be-missed attractions.

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Travel Distance: 5.4 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Helsinki, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

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