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Midsummer bonfire at Seurasaari in Helsinki, summer 1976. Picture: Olavi Ahonen

Changes in public transport over the Midsummer weekend

On Midsummer Eve, Friday, June 23, a Saturday service will operate. On Midsummer Day June 24,  a Sunday service will operate. There will be additional night bus services. U line buses will operate a reduced service on Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day.


Many stores are open during the Midsummer weekend. Alkos are open on Thursday, June 22 9:00-20:00 and on Midsummer Eve 09:00-13:00. On Midsummer Day and on Sunday (as usual) they are closed.


For the opening hours of your local pharmacy, visit here.

Hospitals, Social Services and Emergencies

Health Stations are closed on Midsummer (June 23 – 25 ) and open on Thursday June 22 at 8:00-16:00. Any other day health stations are open Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00. When local health stations are closed, patients in need of urgent care are treated by emergency services.

Adults (over 16 years of age): Haartman Hospital and Emergency Room, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12, tel. 09 310 63231 and Malmi Hospital and Emergency Room, Talvelantie 6J, tel. 09 310 67204.
Children: Children’s Hospital Emergency Clinic, Stenbäckinkatu 11, tel. 09 87 10023.

Emergency Dental Care is provided on Midsummer (June 23-25) at Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12. Appointments can be booked 8:00-21:00 at 09 310 49999. Night emergency duty is at Tölö hospital emergency department, Töölönkatu 40, tel. 09 471 87708. Please always make an appointment by phone before seeking treatment for Emergency Dental Care.

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Emergency Social Services and Crisis emergency support 24/7 serve 24/7 also during Midsummer. Emergency Social Services tel. 020 696 006 and Crisis emergency support tel. 09 310 44222.
24 h Telephone Health Service, Tel. 09 310 10023: Information is provided about Helsinki’s health services and treatment instructions 24 hours a day at the cost of a normal phone call.

In life-threatening emergencies – call 112: In the event of a severe and life-threatening illness or accident situation at any time of the day, call 112 for help.

Culture and Sports

Libraries are closed during Midsummer weekend June 23rd – June 25th with the exception of some self-service libraries. Many libraries also close earlier than usual Thursday June 22nd. Check the opening hours for self-service libraries in

The normal and exceptional opening hours of the sports facilities can be found on the sports facilities’ individual pages.

Midsummer events in the City

This summer’s Seurasaari Midsummer’s Eve festival in Helsinki is all about the Finnish Centennial. The festival offers much to see and experience, with something for everyone: Midsummer maypole raised, spells, handcraft displays, Finnish folk dance and music, bonfires, dancing for all. There is also programme for children. Open 16:00-01:00 am.

For ticket prices and more info, visit here.

Finland Today

Finland Today will bring you a reportage of traditional Midsummer celebrations on Monday, June 26.

Happy Midsummer!