H = Helsinki Market
The Helsinki Market is on a wharf near the City Hall and steps away from a central park and shopping district. What is nice about this market is the local artisans and food. When you first step into the market, there are a number of fruit and vegetable stands — very similar to the farmer’s markets around Toronto. The fruit looked — and tasted — amazing!
Next are the craft stalls. Many of them were filled with hand-knitted hats, mittens, scarves and sweaters, with the artisans sitting at the stalls knitting new items.
There were other types of designs as well, from hand-dyed woven clothing to wood-carved toys. It was a delightful way to spend an afternoon watching people and talking to some of the designers.
Of course, what is a trip to the market without food! There were several stalls that served some traditional — and not so traditional — Finnish food. I have to say, I really enjoy the smoked reindeer meat balls!