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Helsinki Baltic Herring Market 2023

The event starts at

1 October 2023


The event ends at

7 October 2023

Being held since 1743, the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland. The Market has developed over the years into a beloved public event that combines ancient archipelago traditions and contemporary food culture.

Fishermen from different regions of Finland sell their catch either in the square or directly from their boats. In addition, an Archipelago Market featuring handmade goods and other seasonal flavors is established close to Market Square. Delicious herring and seafood dishes are also prepared by the restaurants in the Torikorttelit block for the guests.

Herring Market

Herring Market

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market will kick off as usual on the first Sunday of October and remain open until the following Saturday. It is one of the oldest event traditions in Finland, with a history going back to 1743. Over the years, the Market has become one of the high points of autumn in Helsinki, fusing old archipelago traditions with modern food culture.

The heritage sailing ships

The heritage sailing ships

The aim of the event is to hold on to the tradition, and to support the livelihood of fishers. The Baltic Herring Market celebrates herring as a sustainable and tasty food choice. Fishing and eating herring also helps maintain a healthier Baltic Sea.

A selection of restaurants in the Torikorttelit block have crafted delicious specials with Baltic herring and other seasonal ingredients. The heritage sailing ships Albanus, Vivan, Olga and Valborg will also anchor at Market Square for the week.

Learn more about the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event dates, prices and regulations.

2. Book hotel rooms in Helsinki available during the event. ⤵︎

Show the hotels on the Map
How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets

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