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17 November, 2019

Letting off steam: How to discover the perfect Helsinki sauna for you

There’s no sound more satisfying to a Finn than the sizzle of sauna steam. Yet until you visit Finland, you don’t realise how important sauna is to Finnish life. Check out our quick guide on how to get hot in Helsinki.

If you go down to the woods today – The 6 best nature destinations around Helsinki

Finland is the most forested country in Europe, meaning that you don’t need to venture far from central Helsinki to go down to the woods. Here are six places within easy reach of the capital where you can experience the Finnish forest at its peaceful best.  

In Pornaistenniemi on the western shore of the bay, you can explore a black alder forest, and duckboards through the reeds take you from Arabia to the idyllic island of Lammassaari.


Mehmet Gürs' Restaurant Andrea serves anatolian flavours in downtown Helsinki

How chef superstar Mehmet Gürs came home to Helsinki

Hotel St. George Event Calendar

Exercise smart, not hard

Living in a new Renaissance of Finnish bread culture

Let there be light! How a Nordic innovation banishes Helsinki’s winter darkness

Monocle Shop at Hotel St. George is a Nordic first

Monocle Shop at Hotel St. George is a Nordic first

Environmentally friendly cocktails at Hotel St. George's Wintergarden Bar

Zero waste cocktails at Hotel St. George’s Wintergarden

Helsinki, the city where everything works

Herring, blueberry soup and halva – introducing Restaurant Andrea

Wintergarden is the living room of the Hotel St. George, place for the guests and locals to meet.

Pekka Jylhä's "Learning to Fly" spreads its wings in Wintergarden

Helsingin upea saaristo: Isosaari, Harakka, Kaunissaari, Lammassaari, Liuskasaari, Pihlajasaari, Vartiosaari ja kymmenet muut saaret. Lue vinkkimme!

Art meets nature on Helsinki’s islands

In Restaurant Andrea everything is made for sharing

Don’t touch my plate! Are Finns no good at sharing their food?

Enjoy a book, coffee and the smell of fresh bread at St. George bakery

From newspapers to books: Hotel St. George is full of stories

Follow us @stgeorgehelsinki

Coming up! St. George Design Market 14.-15.12. at Wintergarden. Young, promising artists will be introducing and selling their works. Stay tuned for more information.
Image: Throwback to exhibition ’Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice’ by young designers from Aalto University at @stgeorgebakery.
#stgeorgedesignmarket #momentsaremore #designdistrict Our Monocle Shop has some great Father’s Day gifts. You’ll find it next to St. George Bakery, open every day 8-18.
#isänpäivä #monocle #monocleshop #momentsaremore I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.
- Jil Sander -
#stgeorgecare #myhelsinki #momentsaremore #spa #scandinaviandesign Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
- Le Corbusier -
#stgeorgebakery #momentsaremore #helsinkirestaurants Happy News! We have been awarded Hotel of the Year at Finnish Travel Gala!
”An impressive launch and a concept that delivers new kinds of experiences and service elements. Quality, luxury and new ideas with a fresh touch. A classy and elegant hotel with an enjoyable art collection, suitable for even the most sophisticated tastes.”
#finnishtravelgala #momentsaremore #stgeorgehelsinki Staycation is always a good idea.
Thank you for the photo @mettiforssell & @mikaelforssell9.
#staycation #momentsaremore A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear.
-Adam Richman-
Spicy - sour - neat. Margarita Picante. If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.
- Margaret Atwood -
#momentsaremore #designhotels #myhelsinki #stgeorgehelsinki