Beyond Relocation aims to show a local side of Helsinki to those new to the city. We show how the city works, what’s where and what’s what. From a walking tour of Helsinki to put things in perspective and context, to an introduction of Finnish food both in the grocery stores and markets and restaurants, to true local feels during an authentic sauna experience.
WELCOME TO FINLAND - DAY
GUIDED WALK OF HELSINKI
Learn only what you need to know, get a feeling for the city and get oriented - in a personal and dynamic way. Put Helsinki in the context for what people need to find their way around their new home. From main sights and landmarks to local hidden treasures and little life hacks for living in HEL.
FINNISH FOOD 101
Lunch-as-you-try: taste your way through the best of local delicacies in market halls and restaurant in place of a stiff sit-down lunch. Experiencing different sides of Finnish food in different settings to show all the sides of it with something for everybody.
Introduction to grocery shopping in Finland: confused by 27 different types of milk? What’s the black stuff you find everywhere around Easter and what’s the deal with the Christmas casseroles? What to look out for and what to find where, is often a struggle for people from other cultures. Let’s fix this.
AUTHENTIC SAUNA EXPERIENCE
Fin(n)ishing the day steamy with the locals in the sauna! Learn what it’s about, why it’s healthy, social and such a distinct piece of culture. Embrace it first hand. Avanto anyone?
About Beyond Relocation and Kathrin
Kathrin came to Helsinki in 2010, fell in love with the city and decided to stay. Since 2014 she is running her own business with the objective to share her passion and knowledge of Helsinki and Finland with others, and inspire them to embrace their surroundings.
She has worked with building experiences in Helsinki and Finland for many years, and is now taking it to new locals.
She knows what questions to answer without them being asked, her passion for her chosen home is contagious and she always knows the best places for food. Follow her here!