In a month's time I shall be heading off to Finland for 6 days, and the excitement is already pretty high. I picked up two guidebooks that i'd reserved at the library today and sat flicking through them whilst eating a lovely shortbread and cherry cookie in the sunshine. In keeping with my desire to make lists all the time I am trying to come up with a list of places to go/people to see whilst i'm over there, this is what i've got so far:
Moomins (the main reason for going is a life long love of Moomins):
Niina (aka Andy eats only candy) made these recommendations for the three towns I shall be visiting:
In Helsinki there are many little shops and art galleries,this is the best site to explore:
There is also Moomin shop in Helsinki in this address : Kämp Gallery, Pohjoisesplanadi 33
I also recommend to visit Kiasma contemporary art museum and the little shop.It's about few minutes walking from railwaystation so it's very easy to find.
There is nice bohemian/designers cafe's in "Kallio" which is a part of Helsinki.I haven't yet visited any but I have heard that there are lovely cafes there! It's very easy to walk or go by metro or tram to Kallio.
In Tampere there are Moomin museum with original Tove Jansson art work (I think that you may have knew this already :))
Forget-me-Not Vintage/design/recycled clothing boutique.
And this is very nice cafe Cafe Europa
About Turku I don't know so much but I know that there is a little art gallery/design shop called B-Butik