Flea markets-wise, Helsinki has also much to offer: not only has the popularity of flea markets grown tremendously over the past years, but the city council seems to encourage this initiative.
Besides major flea markets like the Hietalahti flea market and the Hakaniemi flea market, smaller squares have also been livened up with activity in recent years. For example, the tiny Fredrikintori Square hosts a summertime antiques and design market.
Located in the heart of the Punavuori district, the Fredrikintori Square hosted for the first time an antiques, design and vintage market during the summer of 2015. Fredrikintori Square Flea Market, also known locally as Fredan tori, provides the opportunity to splurge on antiques: from small and large vintage items like 50’s and 60’s Finnish glass design and ceramics, light fixtures, to antiques, jewelry and vintage textiles, Fredan tori is a treasure trove for antique lovers.
What makes Fredan tori stand apart from other local flea markets is the density of professional antiques shop owners from the area, that sell at this market. Besides Fredan tori, Fredrikintori Square Flea Market also plays host to other flea markets and neighborhood events like the Helsinki Day celebrations on June 12th and the RööperiFest block party in August.