Old Market Hall
Old Market Hall
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California16,033 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1889 to now, still active
    As we were walking around the harbor area and saw this building it was such a draw, the size is large with no real indication what's inside. There are two aisles front to back with stalls on both sides of each aisle. All kinds of goods are available for purchase, from Caviar to beer.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,525 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful outside tasty food inside
    The old market is located close to the ferry harbour; the ferry that goes to Suomenlinna Fortess. The market has many food stalls selling just about everything going inside. Outside the perimeter I also saw lots of food stalls selling lots of fish dishes among other things. The entire area is lively and caters especially for those on budget. Helsinki is expensive so it's a good place to purchase meals whilst vsiting the city.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, California1,733 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good vendors, a bit crowded
    Lovely food hall with a variety of vendors and eateries selling an assortment of eats, treats, and drinks. The vendors we encountered were friendly, and the prices for goods were what you'd expect in Helsinki (high! But no higher than elsewhere in the city). The only downside is that it's on the smaller side, so if you go when it's busy (say, around lunchtime), it can be crowded and have no open seating at any of the restaurants. The upside is that it's right near the water, so if you grab a bite to go, you can enjoy it near the water.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Werner W
    Zurich, Switzerland903 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and traditional
    You can find this kind of market halls in a lot of European city. However, they are always nice. The one in Helsinki is not that big but very nice from the inside. We found a place here to have breakfast every morning during our trip to Helsinki.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California4,171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Venue
    Definitely stop in after your cruise to the Fortress island. A wide variety of coffee, bakeries and deli offerings, you’ll find a lot of repeats as you walk down the two rows of offerings. Great old building, interesting vendors, nice place to sit, relax, and watch the people.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • babyatlas1
    Salt Lake City, Utah79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely give it a walk through.
    This was a great place to visit. Various market style stalls with fresh fish/meats, cafes, wine and restaurants. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk through unless you are tempted to try some treats and do some shopping. We stopped at that Scandinavian Cafe for coffee and a pastry which was really good. Stopped later in the day for gelato - also excellent.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • 367sandcastle
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Helsinki market experience
    Really interesting first experience in Helsinki and visiting the old market hall. I was grateful that it was indoors and warm. I had a great smothered reindeer meat baked potato and the lady who owned the stall brought me a little extra treat, she was so lovely and kind. From another stall I enjoyed salmon soup but I was disappointed that it was served with a slice of white bread despite the owners being Slavic. Another nearby shop selling a similar soup served dark bread, so I felt a made a bad choice... I'm just fussy about bread, there was nothing wrong with the salmon soup. There is a liquor shop in there where the prices are pretty reasonable considering the high alcohol taxes in Finland, and I bought two bottles of really delicious cloudberry liqueur. It's a touristy market so complaints about prices are kind of silly, of course it's going to be more expensive than a place frequented by locals. I found the overall atmosphere and set up to be very Finnish, woodsy and warm, a place to beat the cold and fill your stomach, maybe buy some jam or jerky and a bottle of something to warm up the soul as well. Lovely vendors, good location, beautiful design and structure.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Jamie B
    Hawley, Pennsylvania494 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for lunch and dessert!
    We came here 3 times for lunch AND dessert, not to mention some shopping. There are places with delicious soups and there is enough variety at the different locations for everyone. It can get pretty busy and depending on the time it can be fast or slow service wise. It is small and you don’t need to allow much time for a visit. The bathrooms are tiny, but they exist at no extra charge.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Barbs25
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom3,576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely market
    Really nice good options here and well priced. Good place to try the local meat and fish all very fresh. Nicely decorated with wooden stalls, enjoyed wandering and snacking!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
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michaelg999969
Pittsburgh, PA247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Interesting place with food and craft vendors set up throughout. Probably would have been more interested if I was not flying out that day and had room in my luggage for food. They have free public restrooms too - so that is a bonus. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the Helsinki Harbor area.
Written 28 May 2024
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A great place to see local produce especially food. It was very hot inside so we didn’t stay too long. There were loads of other people eating in there
Worth a walk around if nothing else
Written 17 May 2024
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The old historic market on the waterfront is worthy of a visit if in that part of Helsinki. It is a place out of the chill wind, and has some interesting small shops and restaurants and shops designed for tourists( reindeer and salmon) in a warm and pleasant setting.
Written 6 May 2024
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mrinalinibatra
New Delhi, India54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Regional food stalls; love the options for sandwiches.
Eat the potato and meat dish for sure.
Affordable covered market.

Its at the edge of water and close to the other attractions like the cathedral and local market
Written 30 April 2024
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Really nice good options here and well priced. Good place to try the local meat and fish all very fresh. Nicely decorated with wooden stalls, enjoyed wandering and snacking!
Written 3 April 2024
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Leonardo G
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice option to taste local food at a reasonable good price. Near the harbor and the sky wheel. The spa it’s also close by the harbor
Written 15 February 2024
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Jamie B
Hawley, PA494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We came here 3 times for lunch AND dessert, not to mention some shopping. There are places with delicious soups and there is enough variety at the different locations for everyone. It can get pretty busy and depending on the time it can be fast or slow service wise. It is small and you don’t need to allow much time for a visit.

The bathrooms are tiny, but they exist at no extra charge.
Written 12 February 2024
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367sandcastle
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Really interesting first experience in Helsinki and visiting the old market hall. I was grateful that it was indoors and warm. I had a great smothered reindeer meat baked potato and the lady who owned the stall brought me a little extra treat, she was so lovely and kind. From another stall I enjoyed salmon soup but I was disappointed that it was served with a slice of white bread despite the owners being Slavic. Another nearby shop selling a similar soup served dark bread, so I felt a made a bad choice... I'm just fussy about bread, there was nothing wrong with the salmon soup. There is a liquor shop in there where the prices are pretty reasonable considering the high alcohol taxes in Finland, and I bought two bottles of really delicious cloudberry liqueur. It's a touristy market so complaints about prices are kind of silly, of course it's going to be more expensive than a place frequented by locals. I found the overall atmosphere and set up to be very Finnish, woodsy and warm, a place to beat the cold and fill your stomach, maybe buy some jam or jerky and a bottle of something to warm up the soul as well. Lovely vendors, good location, beautiful design and structure.
Written 6 January 2024
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babyatlas1
Salt Lake City, UT79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was a great place to visit. Various market style stalls with fresh fish/meats, cafes, wine and restaurants. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk through unless you are tempted to try some treats and do some shopping. We stopped at that Scandinavian Cafe for coffee and a pastry which was really good. Stopped later in the day for gelato - also excellent.
Written 5 January 2024
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Typical market with lots of fresh food items.

Some stalls sell unique canned meats as well like bear and reindeer.

Nice little place for some browsing.
Written 27 December 2023
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