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Many refer to Helsinki as a “miniature version of St Petersburg.” Although the Russian influence is dominant, Helsinki was shaped by influences from both the East and West. This is a young city, nestled in an archipelago of hundreds of tiny islands that create a heavenly environment for cruises. Helsinki is a laid-back city, ideal for tranquil holidays, and romantic encounters under the splendid Northern Lights (visible during cold winters).

Hietalahti Flea Market

Hietalahti Flea Market

The main second-hand centre in Helsinki

The main second-hand centre in Helsinki Editors' Note

The Hietalahti Flea Market, also known as Hietsu, is opened almost all year round in the square in front of the Hietalahti Antique and Art Hall (which houses antique shops). Anyone can come here to sell items that were used in their private households.

You will not find fresh produce at Hietalahti Flea Market, or new items. Expect used books, clothes, jewelry, homeware, paintings and more. Bargains are not rare, and if you take your time and search carefully, you will discover true treasures.

Hietalahti Flea Market
Hietalahti Square, Helsinki
+358 (0)9 310 71396
May-Aug: Mon-Fri 08:00-14:00 & 15:30-20:00, Sat 08:00-15:00, Sun 10:00-16:00; Sep-Apr: Mon-Fri 08:00-14:00, Sat 08:00-15:00