"There is a small hippie-community here too... Not a big one, but a GREAT one... As said here before, there's a lot going on in Kaisaniemi Park, but also in Koff Park, where at night you can hear the congas and really get (high) into the spirit of Helsinki. Just in the neighbourhood where I live, Kallio, there are loads of hippie parties, smoky living rooms and little peaceful parks. Of course, because of the cold winters, there's really no life after summer... but I highly recommend Finland from May to September…"
"If you want to have really psychedelic vibrations in Finland, please visit in Kaisaniemi´s Park in Helsinki. Lots of nice people, well, only in summertime, sadly. Bring your own shaman drum and enjoy... But be careful, the cops are not very friendly here."
"There is a huge hippy movement here started about 2 years ago. There are only 5 million people in Finland and 18% of the youth are on drugs, mostly ganja. I am very proud of the hippy movement here. You can spot the hippies here. If you dress like them they more than likely will offer you a joint!!"
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Posted by Miko on 2007-02-06 01:24:22 My Score: There isn't much of a hippie scene as such in Finland, but Kallio in Helsinki has a fairly high concentration of dreadlocked right-on pacifist dope smokers. There's a large contingent of young reggae heads and a vibrant reggae scene, too, and a goodish amount of leftie activists. And outlandishly clad people bearing drums and headbands.
'Pure' hippies are rarish, but there's a large and diverse amount of freaks, into pacifism or Yoga or new age or psychedelic drugs or whatever their particular thing is, and squatter communes, head shops, and such are around if you know where to look.
Posted by travelin'man on 2003-11-24 17:54:34 My Score: There is hardly any hippies in Finland. Most young people laugh at Hippies and hippy ideals. The drug users here have no spiritual developement in mind at all! they just want to get wasted, like with alcohol. and hardly anyone even has mari. I suppose it doesn't grow here. Dull place.
Police is nice. they try to help foreigners.