Winter in Zurich is definitely not as cold as the one in Finland, but still cold. To keep yourself warm or beat the homesickness or wanderlust, do what Finns do (you know it if you’re one of them): Sauna, Sauna, Sauna. Drink. Dance. Buy warm and colourful clothes. Watch Aki Kaurismäki films!
But, where to do all that?

For a nice Sauna experience, we send you to Seebad Enge. See post from November 26.

Buy Lapin Kulta beer at Coop and many other brands like Karhu or Koff at the Drinks of the world shop at Zurich mainstation.

The best place to dance is the Helsinki Klub, where great Zurich bands perform, friendly barkeepers serve finnish & local drinks and DJs play the best indie, swing or electronic music. Its wonderfully laid-back atmosphere will surley also ravish the “Non-Finns” among you!

Shop yourself happy: the colourful patterns of Marimekko make you happy at first sight! You will find clothes and more at Schatulle at Rindermarkt 6.
Not less colourful and stylish is the tableware by Iittala, sold at Globus and the crazy avantgarde clothes by Ivana Helsinki at Dings. More about finnish (street)style on Hel Looks.

Get your Aki Kaurismäki films at Filmriss and dip into his melancholic world.

Now, there is only one thing left: finnish coffee and food! As Café Sisu doesn’t exist any longer, we honestly don’t know where to send you.

But for more tips around finnish things in Zurich, check out the Facebook page of the Schweizerische Vereinigung der Freunde Finnlands.