A Helsinki tradition since 1743
The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland. It has been held since 1743. Throughout the years, the Market has evolved to a beloved public event bringing together old archipelago traditions and modern food culture.
The aim of the event is to hold on to the tradition, and to support the livelihood of fishers. The Baltic Herring Market celebrates herring as a sustainable and tasty food choice. Fishing and eating herring also helps maintain a healthier Baltic Sea.
No special opening event or entertainment will be held at the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market this year due to the COVID-19 situation. Rather, we urge all visitors to do their Baltic herring shopping safely on all Market days and avail themselves of the Market’s long opening hours to the full.
Helsinki Baltic Herring Market
Helsinki Market Square 4–10 Oct
Sun–Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.