Helsinki hookup guide advises how to pick up girls and where to find beautiful women. The best nightclubs and top places for dating in Helsinki are listed in this single man’s travel guide. Read more how to date Finnish girls and how to get laid in Helsinki, Finland.
Helsinki, the Capital of Finland, is a 600 000 people city. Helsinki has four season so be prepared. Winter (from +5 to -35c), spring (from +15 to -5c), summer (from +15 to +30c), and autumn (from +15 to -5c). Finland used to be an isolated country. Now with the globalization Helsinki is like any other capital in Europe. The tourist scene is growing rapidly and for southern guys with dark eyes it is a pretty easy city to score some pussy. The Finnish mindset is a bit like the U.S. Military "Don't ask questions" policy. Small talk is not that usual as in other European countries. Don’t wait for ”Hi how are you doing” sentences from strangers.
- 1 How to Pick Up Girls
- 2 Top Dating Tips
- 3 Online Dating
- 4 What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances
- 5 Risks while Gaming
- 6 How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible
- 7 Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies
- 8 Swinger Clubs and Naturism
- 9 Costs of Living
- 10 Accommodation
- 11 How to Get There and Move Around
- 12 Digital Nomads and Remote Work
- 13 Internet and Mobile Operators
- 14 Gambling and Casinos
- 15 Weed and Drugs
- 16 Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage
- 17 STDs and HIV
- 18 Stay Safe
- 19 See Also
How to Pick Up Girls
First of all you have to understand that Finnish people are kind of shy. If you're just sitting daytime somewhere and waiting somebody to hit on you, forget it. In general Finnish women need to be drunk that they would start the talk. In Finland one night stands are really common. Finnish people are honest and don’t exaggerate stuff. If the girl mentions that she would like to have fun with you tonight, probably she will fuck you all night long. Finland is famous for one night stands, and because Helsinki is the capital, you're in the heart of easy pussy.
City center is crowded of "too much makeup" wannabe Shakira type girls. They often have fake eye laches, nails, boobs, and so on. All these girls are not even gold diggers. They are just trying to look attractive, but in most eyes they look like fake.
If you're in to something more real and genuine, you can try out area called Kallio. This is "Soho" of Helsinki. Nowadays it starts to be contaminated with hipsters, but there are still some really nice and naturally beautiful women. Most of the girls are normal weight.
MILFs and matures are hanging in "Mummotunneli" (see the mature section below). There are very good chances to score.
The looks of Finnish girls are internationally rated quite high. One reason might be that many of the girls are natural blondes, and that's rare in a global view. Girls in Finland look pretty much the same as in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In Helsinki some of the girls are using a lot of makeup, but obviously you can find girls for every taste. Some of the girls who have moved to Helsinki from Finnish country side look usually more natural.
Finnish girls are quite shy. But after a couple of glasses of wine, the game changes. Their limitations begin to disappear, and at small hours many of the "shy" girls are ready to go and share a bed with a random dude.
Stereotype of girls: Finnish girls have a very white skin. Most foreigners find Finnish girls attractive. Almost like in Sweden. Many of them are blondes, but you can also find brunettes and gingers. A typical Finnish girl is quite shy, but after a couple of drinks it all changes. Helsinki has lots of makeup wannabe models, and they are often the easiest ones. Prepare for a surprise in the morning if you will see her without makeup.
Chance of mature ladies: You have very good chances to find mature women for having sex. Here are some good spots to find cougars and MILFs:
- At summer time there is a quad which is mixed of different bar terraces. This is located in the block of Pohjoisesplanadi, Mikonkatu and Aleksanterinkatu. This bar complex is called Wreden pasaasi or Vanha kauppakuja as its official name, but locals call it humorously as Mummotunneli (Grandma-tunnel). The terraces have usually live music and people drinking and dancing on this small alley. At winter time the terraces are closed, and the party action happens inside. In winter the mature action is not as good than in the summer. You can check for example what is happening in the basement of a bar called König. That's one of the bars in this complex.
- Kaarle XII nightclub is famous for its parties every Thursday all year around. The age limit is 24 years, and you can find lots of mature women here on Thursdays. Many of the cougars are office workers and looking for some fun. Summer Thursdays are more crowded than winter Thursdays. Locals call this club as Kalle.
- Finland has a tradition to celebrate pre-Christmas parties. Usually every company will arrange this kind of party for the employees during November and December. The weekends in November and December gathers many mature women into the bars, so at this period of time you will have pretty good chances to find cougars in Helsinki nightlife.
Tips for Daytime
If you will see an attractive girl at day time, just go and talk to her. You probably won't get any sexual action during the day time, but you can arrange a date for the evening. After a couple of drinks your chances will increase to get laid.
In summer, the bar terraces in Helsinki are packed (if it's not raining). You can also find lots of girls from the parks in the summer. Some of the popular parks for girls to go out are Esplanadi Park (Esplanadin puisto), Sinebrychoff Park (Koffin puisto) and Kaivopuisto (Kaivari). Kallio district has also a couple of popular parks.
Winter time day game spots are more difficult. You’ll have to try shopping malls like Kamppi Center (Kampin keskus), Stockmann, Redi or Forum. Some shopping malls have food courts. The food courts are really good places to meet girls during the weekdays' lunch time (11AM - 2PM). For example the restaurant area in the Citycenter shopping mall gathers many office workers and students on a lunch time. Kamppi Center has also a nice food court on the top floors. University libraries are good spots as well. One huge library is in Kaisaniemi, located at Fabianinkatu 30 (next to university). Around that block you’ve got many coffee shops with students.
Nowadays when dating applications are popular, it's easy to chat with someone and arrange a date.
Best spots to meet girls:
On summer days:
- Cruise liners (to Tallinn, Stockholm or St. Petersburg)
- Festivals (for example Flow festival in Helsinki in August)
On winter days:
- Near universities
Tips for Nighttime
At nighttime your chances to score are good! Especially after midnight when girls are getting drunk you will probably find a girl to share a bed with. Girls in Helsinki are very open-minded for having sex with a random guy. Also, after the clubs are closed, many girls are wandering the streets or waiting a taxi. These moments are also good for hooking up with girls. Just go and talk to her if she would like to join you for a "after party".
Best nightclubs to meet girls:
Here are some bars and clubs with a dance floor to score in the city center.
- Gold diggers and sugar babies (also normal girls):
- Kaarle XII
- Löyly (sauna & terrace)
- Normal Finnish girls:
- Millionaire's Club (Milliklubi - open every night)
- On The Rocks (rock bar)
- Erottaja Night (karaoke bar)
- Molly Malone's (Irish bar)
- Zetor (girls from Vantaa and surrounding areas)
- Kaivohuone (open only in summer)
- Hernesaaren ranta (open only in summer)
- Ladymoon (this club has been closed down since end of 2018)
- Hippies and Hipsters:
- Kuudes Linja (6th line)
- Tenho Restobar
- Musta Härkä (karaoke nightclub)
- Semi-pro sex workers might offer paid services:
- Teatteri VIP lounge
- Alcatraz (strip club)
It's difficult to rate the Helsinki nightlife in general. This is because most of the action happens during the weekends. On Monday and Tuesday night, the city is pretty much dead. On Wednesday and Thursday you can always find some action, but the best party nights are Friday and Saturday. On Sunday you can find just a few clubs which are open. In summer you can find more party action than in winter. This is because people have summer holidays.
Top Dating Tips
In summer there are many options to take a girl for a date. You can go to a park to for a picnic. You can visit Linnanmäki fun park. Or you can just go for a walk and ice cream to the Kaivopuisto marina. There are nice parks, sailing boats, bars and cafés. Nice Kaivopuisto marina bars with a terrace are Löyly, Mattolaituri, and Cafe Carusel. There are also very nice marina terraces in Kanavaranta and Tokoinranta.
There are also many nice seaside terraces and restaurants in Hietalahti area, such as Hampton Bay and Clarion hotel. You can also find a few ships made for restaurant purposes in Hietalahti.
In winter you have very limited options for a date, unless it's a beautiful sunny (but cold) day. Basically you'll just need to go somewhere indoors to sit down and talk. Here are some nice restaurants and bars to bring your date for a food and wine (reasonable prices):
- Kiila Food & Bar, Kalevankatu 1. Medium quality red and white wine bottles starting from 20 euros.
- Teerenpeli, Olavinkatu 2. They have a small brewery.
- Putte's Bar and Pizza, Kalevankatu 6. They have delicious pizzas.
Here are some restaurants and bars for a little bit more expensive taste:
- Bronda, Eteläesplanadi 20. Comprehensive menu and good drinks.
- Restaurant & Bar Grotesk, Ludviginkatu 10. Juicy steaks and drinks.
Most girls in Helsinki are well educated and speak English well. You can talk about anything you like. Politics, traveling, hobbies or even business.
The most common applications are Tinder and Happn. Also you should try out CouchSurfing. In CouchSurfing you can meet a local girl, and if you're lucky she could also invite you to her home.
Tinder is the most used dating application in Helsinki. There are thousands of girls in Helsinki using this app. Just swipe right for everyone who looks interesting and start conversation with as many as possible.
What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances
Self confident guys have the best chances in Helsinki. Local girls like foreign men, especially if they are advanced in their career.
Finland has received tens of thousands of refugees from 2015 to this day. Some of the refugees from Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa have behaved very badly to girls in Helsinki, which made some of the girls to feel afraid about them. There has been increased rape statistics and other violence towards to Finnish girls. Therefore some of the girls in Helsinki are biased for these kind of guys if they don't speak Finnish.
As in any city, there are also gold diggers in Helsinki. If you're a wealthy man, you can easily pick up some hotties from the fancy nightclubs or dating apps.
Risks while Gaming
Be aware of a drunk jealous Finnish man if you're accidentally hitting on his girlfriend. Drunken guys might be a pain in the ass. Generally Finland is really safe.
How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible
At daytime getting laid might be challenging. What you should do is to go to a bar in the evening or open up a dating application, such as Tinder.
If you're using Tinder, just talk to as many girls as possible. There are often some girls who are willing to have sex right away.
Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies
These days Finland has lot of gold diggers. These wannabe Kardashian ladies are mostly found in Teatteri, Kämp, Kaarle XII, and many other fancy places.
There are also dating websites for sugar dating where you can find some Finnish girls looking for a sugar daddy.
Swinger Clubs and Naturism
Swinging couples could be found easiest from the swinger websites. Some of them are willing to take a random single guy for their bed games.
In summer there are a few nudist beaches in Helsinki, but they are not mixed. Therefore you can't enter to the women's side of the beach.
Costs of Living
Helsinki was nominated as one of the most expensive cities in Europe. Summertime Hotels are really expensive and often fully booked. Wintertime accommodation is cheaper and the ladies are more happy to see southern fresh gigolos in the dark depressive climate.
The minimum budget per day is $40. If you like to survive with the minimum budget, you will need to book the cheapest hostel and eat fast food. You will have to skip the drinks in the bar as well. If you're sharing a basic hotel room with a friend, you will find those for about $100+.
A nice hotel room for two in Helsinki city centre costs around $90 - $200. If you're a budget traveler, you can also find some cheap beds from a dormitory hostel. However, in this case you can't bring any girls to your place. Good places to stay are in city centre, or if you like more hipster "Soho" life, then you could book your accommodation near Kallio district.
The cheapest can (0.33 litre) of local beer costs 1 euro in a grocery shop. Imported or local special beers are more expensive.
In the city centre you won't find many cheap pubs or bars. A basic pint of beer in a basic bar in the city centre costs around $7 - $8.
Fast food meals cost around $7 - $10. A buffet lunch costs usually $10 - $15. A dinner in a nice restaurant costs around $20.
There are two popular areas to stay in Helsinki. The first is Helsinki city centre where you can find many malls, restaurants, bars, clubs, and so on. Second one is Kallio area. In Kallio you can find many restaurants, pubs and hipster bars, but not too many hotels. Kallio is known as "Soho" of Helsinki.
A basic hotel room for two in Helsinki costs usually more than 100 euros per night. A good thing is that the hotels are very clean.
If you're on a tight budget, try to find yourself a cheap hostel. Hostels have dormitories and private rooms. You can also try CouchSurfing, but usually shy local girls don't let random guys to sleep in their apartment. You can also find male CouchSurfer hosts in Helsinki, who are giving a bed for a male traveler. This might be a good idea if you like to have a local wingman to show you the best clubs to find girls.
Airbnb works well in Helsinki. Sometimes you can save money by renting a small apartment or just a room from a bigger apartment. You can find Airbnb apartment all over the city. Most expensive ones are usually in the city centre.
If you want to save some money, you could also check accommodation from neighboring cities, such as Espoo or Vantaa. You can reach Helsinki by bus, subway or train.
How to Get There and Move Around
By air: Helsinki-Vantaa airport is a big transfer hub between Asia and Europe. If you're going to Asia, it's recommended to take a stopover for a night or two in Helsinki. A train takes 30 minutes to the city. Taxi costs around 50 euros to the city.
By bus: You can get to Helsinki by bus from anywhere in Finland. Domestic bus companies are OnniBus, ExpressBus and Matkahuolto. Busses from Saint Petersburg, Russia goes almost hourly, and costs around 15 euros.
By car: If you're arriving Helsinki by car, the parking is expensive. Better to leave the car outside the city center if it is possible. There are parking garages in the center of Helsinki which cost 5-10 euros per hour. Some of the expensive hotels can arrange you a parking possibility.
By boat: Finnish cruise liners are called as pussy paradise. If you have extra days in Helsinki, you should try these ones. Just remember to take a night over cruise. You'll have a cabin where the magic happens. There are a lot of girls who are going there to party and drink. The most common routes are from Helsinki to Stockholm and back to Helsinki. This trip takes two nights. Another popular route is from Helsinki to Tallinn and back to Helsinki. This trip takes one night. You can also visit Tallinn without staying the night in a boat, but there is not that much partying. Viking Line cruise company is little bit cheaper with younger ladies. TallinkSilja (Silja Line) has a bit older women and more class. There is also a cruise line to Saint Petersburg and back, but that's not so popular among young people.
Visas: Finland is in Schengen Area. Check out the Visa policy of the Schengen Area
Taxis in Helsinki are new cars, and very reliable, but they aren't cheap.
Uber is working well in Helsinki.
Public transportation works well. You can use public buses, subway (metro) or trams in Helsinki.
If you're visiting in summer, Helsinki has hundreds of self-service spots where you can rent and return a yellow bicycle. This is very handy way to move around the city.
Digital Nomads and Remote Work
Finland is a land of technology. If you have skills in tech industry, you have good chances to find a job with a good salary. Usually the Finnish companies will take care of your working visa.
Internet and Mobile Operators
Most common Kiosk is Called R-kioski (Finnish 7eleven). From there you’ll have the change to buy Simcards and many other stuff. Helsinki is well covered with mobile data network.
Gambling and Casinos
There is only one government owned Casino called Casino Helsinki. Casino Helsinki is located at Mikonkatu 19, and it's open every night until 4AM. You can also meet Asian ladies playing in the casino, but most of the customers are males.
Weed and Drugs
A new law determines that any attempt of growing weed, even attempting to grow, owing pot is now illegal. Possession is illegal, possession of over 5 grammes is with intent to distribute, fines from 60$ up are the most common method of handling cannabis, and jail time would be reached by mass distribution if anything.
However, weed can be found on the streets of Helsinki. Weed took over Hashish in the beginning of 2000. Most of the weed in Finland is homegrown. In Pengerpuisto (in Kallio) black guys sitting on park bench are there only for one reason. 20€ bag around a gram of high grade weed. If you're in to hash, try out the central railway station. Outside the main entrance you'll sometimes find Arab men selling it. 1 gram is around 15€.
Coke and other party drugs are expensive in Finland.
Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage
Helsinki has hundreds of gyms all over the city. Some of the gym chains has more female customers than others. For example Elixia gym chain has a quite big percentage of female customers. At gyms you can also start conversations with girls, but do it politely. Some girls don't want to get disturbed when they are training.
STDs and HIV
HIV rates in Helsinki are very low, but other STDs are quite common. The most common STDs in Helsinki are chlamydia and genital herpes. Always use a condom if you're having sex with a stranger.
Helsinki is a safe city for its size. However, on weekend nights, intoxicated people wandering around city streets may be an annoyance, especially during summer festivals and on New Year's Eve and April 30, the eve of May Day, which is the most important beer-drinking festival in the Finnish calendar. Warm summer nights always gather a drunken crowd downtown. Intoxicated Finns tend to be rather noisy (in stark contrast to sober Finns) and admittedly sometimes picking a fight with just about anyone. Just use your common sense, and steer clear of overly loud groups of young men.