A snowy walk in Kruununhaka

The other day Helsinki had a bit of a snow chaos. The best way to get about was by foot. I went on a walk in one of my favourite neighbourhoods – Kruununhaka.

Most of the roads in Kruununhaka have been named by the members of the Russian Imperial Romanov family. It is a gorgeous and upscale area with Empire style buildings.

The snowploughs were very busy. It was snowing faster than the snow could be removed from the roads.


In Finland we like to say that we cannot have any weather reservations. If we did, we’d stay inside almost all year round!

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If you are craving sushi and are nearby Kruununhaka – I suggest you pop in Zen Sushi. I really love the sushi there.


The restaurant is very small as there are only three tables. But you can perfectly well sit by the counter or in summer get your sushi to go and eat it by the sea.

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After your sushi, you can get some coffee at the nearby bakery Keisari.



Note the Runeberg cakes on the left hand upper corner in the vitrine below. I have an unhealthy obsession for these and bought some to go.


The oldest German restaurant, Zinkeller, can be found in Kruununhaka.


In summer there is a nice terrace here.


The courtyards need to be ploughed too.


These yellow kiosks around Helsinki were built in the 1940s and 1950s. It’s wonderful that some of them are still active.


Cafe Daja is a newish German café. This is the place to go for Flammkuchen or Apfelstrudel.


These cars will take at least an hour to de-snow.


The beautiful buildings please the eye.


The Uspeski Cathedral is a attractive from any side.


I just love these different colours.


No boats docked here but do note the three ice breakers in the background.






Little birds were hiding from the snowfall in the bushes.


Have you experienced snowfall like this?


19 thoughts on “A snowy walk in Kruununhaka

    1. Thank you, it really was quite wonderful! Unfortunately now it has mostly melted but hopefully that means Spring is on its way 🙂


  1. What a different view compared to when I was in Helsinki last summer. I can’t wait to get back this June 🙂 I will have to keep some of these places in mind when looking for a bite to eat.

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  2. It not only looks beautiful but seeing how much you can do with all that snow kind of changed my view on what you can do with snow around you. 🙂


  3. Here in Tallinn we also had some snowstorms 🙂 I must say that as soon as I have some free time, I am visiting Helsinki at least for a one day. My friend was there just a couple of days ago (she mentioned about the snowstorm) and she absolutely loved it 🙂

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