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Helsinki is hot even in wintertime!

PRESS RELEASE 13.1.2015

Winter Fun Helsinki offers over a hundred discounts and gathers tips for enjoying the city in wintertime.

Visit Helsinki is carrying out its second annual Winter Fun Helsinki campaign together with over a hundred local companies, offering helpful winter tips and special offers to residents and visitors alike between 15 January and 8 February 2015. Visit Helsinki also offers the chance to win a special Helsinki experience for two simply by contributing a tip through the Visithelsinki.fi website on how best to enjoy wintertime in the city.

This year’s Winter Fun Helsinki campaign offers over a hundred discounts at local attractions, restaurants, boutiques and hotels, as well as for fun winter activities. Discounts will be offered simply by mentioning “Winter Fun Helsinki”, for example at the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki Music Centre, Design Museum, Suomenlinna, the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, Helsinki Zoo, the Museum of Technology and many other attractions.

The Winter Fun Helsinki campaign is being kicked off at the MATKA travel fair with the idea of encouraging residents and visitors to make the most of all the winter activities in Helsinki. We believe that the best place to enjoy the winter is in the city, and thanks to Winter Fun special offers, many of the attractions and activities can be enjoyed at even more affordable prices,” says Maarit Pitkänen, Marketing Communications Manager at Visit Helsinki.

Winter tips offered by local residents and visitors

This year Visit Helsinki will be collecting tips on the best ways to enjoy the winter in Helsinki throughout the Winter Fun Helsinki campaign. Residents and visitors can contribute their ideas through the Visithelsinki.fi website from 15 January to 8 February 2015. A prize drawing will take place among all participants. The main prize is a Helsinki experience for two persons that includes two nights at the Hotel Fabian in a Style room with breakfast, a three-course dinner at the Saslik restaurant, a snowmobile safari with Burn Out City in the Helsinki archipelago, admission to Ateneum Art Museum, and a Helsinki sightseeing tour with Strömma. The tips will be published after the Winter Fun Helsinki campaign on the Visithelsinki.fi website and may also be used for marketing purposes by Visit Helsinki.

To find out more about all the Winter Fun Helsinki discounts and winter tips, please visit the winterfun.visithelsinki.fi website, pick up a copy of the Winter Fun Helsinki brochure from Tourist Information (Pohjoisesplanadi 19) and participating companies, or visit the Helsinki Café at the MATKA travel fair.

Further information: Maarit Pitkänen, Marketing Communications Manager, Visit Helsinki, maarit.pitkanen@hel.fi, t. +358 9 310 25970.

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