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Market Square Kauppatori, Helsinki

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Find fresh seafood, moose meat, and authentic Finnish souvenirs at Market Square Kauppatori. Nestled on the Baltic shore at the hearth of Helsinki, the market is also a departure point for ferry cruises to nearby islands. This popular tourist destination and shopping location bustles with activity from spring to autumn, with the October herring market being the highlight of the season. Try salmon soup with rye bread or "lihapiirakka," a traditional Finnish meat pastry, at one of the many outdoor cafes. Watch for hungry seagulls while you're eating, as they've been known to take food from unsuspecting tourists. Before you head to Helsinki, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Helsinki trip planner, to make sure you see all that Helsinki has to offer, including Market Square Kauppatori.
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  • It’s a must see attraction. You can walk here from Senate Square or take a tram from the centre. We visited it several times and saw beautiful souvenirs and ate fine meal. Be aware of the seagulls... 
    It’s a must see attraction. You can walk here from Senate Square or take a tram from the centre. We visited it several times and saw beautiful souvenirs and ate fine meal. Be aware of the seagulls...  more »
  • Great place to get a souvenir and try the local cuisine. They give out free samples, too! Just beware of the seagulls if you order fish, they are waiting on top of the tents to swoop down and get a....  more
    Great place to get a souvenir and try the local cuisine. They give out free samples, too! Just beware of the seagulls if you order fish, they are waiting on top of the tents to swoop down and get a....  more »
  • If you go to the Kauppatori (Outside Market) at this time of year you will find that it is The annual Herring Market. Always held during the first full week in October, the market has been happening.....  more
    If you go to the Kauppatori (Outside Market) at this time of year you will find that it is The annual Herring Market. Always held during the first full week in October, the market has been happening.....  more »
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  • 5 Stars for appearance of offerings. We were on a tour so no time to really shop or enjoy the good looking food. Great day to be outside, pleasant area.
  • An amazing market inside and outside! I’d live just fine outside don’t forgot to walk around the corner for the indoor market. There are so many different stalls for all kinds of foods and items. Would recommend to anyone visiting Helsinki!
  • Incredible little market with a great selection of wares and amazing Street food. Probably the healthiest Street food in the world with salmon, potato and vegetables available as well as out of the norm stuff like reindeer hot dogs. We had the Salmon and it was some of the best fish I have ever eaten, definitely a recommendation from me.
  • Bought some sea food from a shop! That was so delicious! Would go again. Also, bought some souvenirs to remember the trip! Side note, People behave so nicely ! 💘
  • Beautiful market with a wide variety of food options. However, you can quickly pay quite a lot of money here, it is not cheap. However, there is an inconspicuous fountain where you can get drinking water.

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