Not just a one night stand
Activities and fun for the LGBT visitors are not limited to a once-a-year event. Helsinki boasts many gay-friendly cafes, restaurants and hotels. Start the day with breakfast at the TerassiBAR or enjoy some delicious ice cream at the Kallio Bear Park Café. In the evening friends of leather can head to Hercules Gay Night Club. For a night of dancing, try out Don’t Tell Mama in the centre of the city – it is the most legendary of gay hangouts and the biggest gay nightclub in Finland. For something different, take the ferry out to the nudist beach in Pihlajasaari Island or steam up at the gay Sauna Vogue.
To learn more and to plan your visit around Helsinki, make sure to check the links at the end of this article.
Photo: Cavalier Bar / Jouni Lepistö