MyData 2016 blog


Helsinki tips, part one

MyData 2016 conference is held in Helsinki, capital of Finland. We encourage you to explore and experience the unique modern city with over half a million residents. These blog posts will be combined later into a Visitors Guide to be published on the website.

Suomenlinna maritime fortress

Picture by Jussi Hellsten / VisitHelsinki

The fortress was founded in 1748 as a maritime fortress and a base for the Archipelago Fleet. It is now one of the Unesco World Heritage sites. Suomenlinna is a popular sight and some people even live on the island all year round. It is not uncommon to see people having a picnic with a view.

You can get there by The Helsinki City Transport ferry and there is no entrance fee.



Summer Cafe Siili


Picture from the Cafe Siili website

Summer Cafe Siili is a nice trendy cafe located in Käpylä district, it’s open until the August 30th. Fun fact: the cafe is run by Jyri Engeström (founder of micro blogging platform Jaiku that Google bought) and his wife Caterina Fake (founder of Flickr). More info:


Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Picture by Comma Image Oy / VisitHelsinki

Situated in the heart of Helsinki, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma is a must place to visit for someone into arts. Kiasma is a lively cultural centre and meeting place and it hosts several exhibitions yearly. At the moment the exhibitions are Boa by the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, Conversation pieces by the Finnish visual artist Jani Ruscica and Happy Happy by the Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa.





Header picture by Lauri Rotko / VisitHelsinki

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