Finnish women are probably the most confusing to describe in all of Scandannia.
What comes to mind when thinking of Finnish women? For some men, it is long-legged, fair-skinned beauties from the north.
If you ask other men, they will describe the girls from Finland at feminist tomboys.
In this article, we will elucidate what Finnish women in Helsinki are really like, how to meet and date them in Helsinki.
The capital of Finland, Helsinki consists of nearly 1.3 million and the countries largest city. With over 1/5 of the countries population living in the capital, it certainly begs the question – Is Helsinki the place to be for Finnish women? Let’s find out.
The Masculine Traveler Rating Guide
Attractiveness of local women: 3/5
Receptiveness to Nightgame approach: 4/5
English Levels: 4.5/5
Harsh winters, hot summers. Fall and winter are great times to visit due to university being in session, but temperatures can be pretty cold in the January and February months –hovering around the -10C/14F degree mark.
Winter is a great time to visit, and also tack on a trip to Northern Finland, known as Lappland. Just prepare, and bring adequate gear with you on your journey.
Logistics of Helsinki
The majority of the main sights, daygame spots and nightlife venues are located directly in Helsinki’s compact center. It’s easy to lock down an apartment here, but for something modern and well-situated, expect to be paying around the 100EUR/120USD per night mark.
Booking.com has a solid offering, as well as AirBnB.
CityKoti is a great budget apartment option and is about a 10-minute walk from the direct center.
In terms of pricing, expect costs on par with the rest of Scandinavia. Booze will cost you 7-8 EUR a beer in the bar on average, and breakfast runs about 8-10 EUR for a coffee and sandwich.
If you’re price sensitive, this might not be the best destination for you.
For the best results in terms of accommodation, and easy access to everything you need, you’ll want to be located within the red circle shown below:
Finnish is recognized as one of the most difficult languages in the world, and somehow has linguistic origins that relate it to the Hungarian language. Finns are very proud of their language, as well as their country, but at the same time have a great command of the English language. In almost all cases, you won’t have any issues communicating with locals in English.
The looks and personality of Finnish women
As outlined in the guide on Tampere, feminism is a way of life in Finland, and it shows. It’s not uncommon to see pink hair and nose rings floating around the city. There are a few lookers, but the talent surely could be better overall. A selection of blondes are on offer, and of course also many brunettes around as well.
Unfortunately, Finnish women do not have the same allure that Norwegian and Swedish girls do for example. Finnish women tend to dress down and have fully embraced the hipster way of life. The reality on the ground in Helsinki is that Finnish women dress very usually even at night. You will not see skirts and high heels like you do in Kiev, for example. Toots, wild hairstyles and piercings are common among Finnish women in Helsinki.
In short, the looks of Finnish women can be a bit disappointing by Scandinavian measures. They actually have a very nice genetic make-up. The frustrating part is that they have much more potential to look beautiful if they put more attention into their appearance. Fundamentally, they have nice skin, features and eyes.
Their bodies can be slender with curves in the right places. There’s definitely a few decent women around, but all-in-all, not enough to warrant a visit to Helsinki strictly for this purpose. If you’re looking for Scandinavian women, then Norway is certainly a better bet.
Finnish women are actually more similar to Russian women than other Scandinavian women. This similarity is not apparent at first, but their Slavic traits become more obvious with more time you spend in Finland. That is where the similarities with Russian girls ends.
They do not share the same attitudes and cultural traits with Russian girls. Finnish women are much more independent that the girls in Russia. They are proud to be financially stable and not dependent on a man. They also tend to marry at a later age.
What Finnish women lack in their attention to appearance, they make up for in personality. On the surface, they appear shy and somewhat awakened. However, as you get to know Finnish women, they reveal a kind, gentle and sweet disposition. They are very opened minded and liberal in ideology. This translates into them being very open towards dating other races. Men of Indian, Middle Eastern, and African descent do quite well in Helsinki.
It is interesting to note that Finnish women do not like to make a lot of small talk. There will be long pauses in conversations. These pauses are not necessarily a negative like with American girls. Instead, they are useful for building sexual chemistry.
Tinder it seems a bit played out. Online dating is not stellar for Helsinki but there are two dating sites that are worth a look:
- International Cupid: has a fair representation of Finnish women. It is also a great dating website for men who will be traveling to other locations. You can use International Cupid to meet women from just about anywhere in the world.
- Russian Cupid: is the second option. Since there are Russian girls in Helsinki, this can be a great platform to meet up with them.
Women can be a bit shy and awkward during the day, but they definitely are open to conversation. Getting numbers i fairly easy during the day, they don’t always lead to scheduling a date. Finnish women are very polite and concern with not offending people. They usually do not decline your offer for a date. Instead, they will deal with it passively if not interested.
It is also not recommended to ask Finnish women too many questions. Finnish culture is centered around social circles. Fins usually hook up with people in their social group. They are not accustomed to being asked lots of questions from strangers. Being overly personal and intuitive about her personal like will make a Finnish girl feel uncomfortable.
Street approaches are very difficult due to the extreme cold. In terms of general talent, your best bet would be one of two places during the winter months:
- Railway station at Kamppi Center and surrounding mall
- Stockmann – Up-scale department store. Grocery store on the bottom level, with a solid selection of talent.
Nightlife in Helsinki
Ever since visiting Iceland, I always thought that Icelanders went the hardest in terms of drinking – Reykjavik was out of control, with people falling over drunk and glasses breaking every other minute. Finland definitely was on a new level, especially what I saw in one of the smaller towns north of Helsinki.
Really, a whole new level on the blacked-out scale. People drink themselves to oblivion – then they are falling all over the place (partly due to the snow and icy weather), riding around on top of cars, passing out in hallways, and engaging in conversations while being completely obliterated (and still somehow conscious).
This goes as well for the Finnish women – they booze hard, and are certainly sexually liberated. Finland is well known for its One-Night stand culture, and as with the rest of Scandinavia, their affinity to Americans and their culture.
If you want to visit Finland and make something happen, I’d say that night game has to be the way to go. Alcohol can be pricey, so buckle up and be ready to drink hard with the Finns.
Closing thoughts on Finnish women
Finnish women will not impress you like in Kiev or Moscow. However, they are cute enough on average. Finnish women have the following going for them: sweet dispositions, friendly, open, and open-minded towards dating a variety of men. Day game is a bit challenging in Helsinki, but it is fairly easy to mix it up with Finnish women at night.
Finnish women need some alcohol to loosen up. Once they have a few drinks, they become much more flirtatious. Helsinki is definitely a one-night stand city.
Overall, Helsinki is worth a day or two-day visit to see the city and get a solid weekend in. Your best bet would be a short trip, and hitting nightlife hard for the best possible results. Outside of that, there’s not much to see or do after a few days, and your time would be better served in other parts of the country, in terms of sightseeing.
With Tallinn a quick 2-hour ferry ride away, and Russia sitting roughly 1 hour away by train, there’s a lot of close-by places that provide better options in terms of talent.
Nonetheless, Finland is certainly a destination worth visiting for its beautiful nature, and picturesque sights to be found deep in the North.