Once a year Helsinki pays tribute to one of its most beloved foods: herring.
Once a year Helsinki pays tribute to one of its most beloved foods: herring, which Finnish people love to eat pickled, salted, on rye bread, with mashed potato, with berries or sweet mustard. You’ll be able to sample all these varieties at this fair, where you’ll find stalls and larger tents where you can sit down to enjoy your herring-based lunch. Helpfully, there are stalls selling thick wool clothing as it tends to get very chilly in October. The fair is the longest running event in Helsinki, as it dates back to 1743.