Finland used to be quite a secluded country throughout the ages. They opened up in the mid-90s when they joined the EU. That resulted in a wave of migrant workers, some of them being escorts and other sex workers, who are mainly concentrated in and around Helsinki. Finns are tolerant people, traditionally familiar with nudity both inside and outside the saunas. As such prostitution is legal, but they’re very serious about fighting human traffic and abuse towards women. Having said that, you can find also very uncommon means of mongering such as erotic restaurants.
Still, most of the action moved online since soliciting on the streets is illegal. The Finnish government shut a few sites down but online escorts in Helsinki are still going strong. Especially escort directories like Real Escort (https://www.realescort.fi/) and Sihteeriopisto (https://sihteeriopisto.co/) attract a wide audience. Both have quite an impressive selection of escort girls (in Finnish: saattajatytöt) available in Helsinki. As for agencies, the city is lacking in this department either. Helsinki Escort (https://helsinki-escort.com/) is one of the very few you’ll come across.
There’s more but those all look like some suspicious Russian sign-up scams. I always appreciate independent escorts with their own websites. In fact, there are some interesting specimens residing in Helsinki. Check out Mistress Lagerta (https://www.mistresslagerta.com/); you won’t be disappointed. There’s also Tanya (https://tanyavip.com/) if you’d rather hire a “traditional” companion. Prices average around €200 per hour, but you can get a 20-minute quickie for €80.
Helsinki’s red light district, if we may call it like that, is located in Kallio, the city’s hipster party quarter. In Helsinki’s most famous nightlife district you can find several so called privaats. They’re more like tiny striptease cabins than brothels. You pay up, pick a girl and she gives you a show while you’re allowed to masturbate. Getting a hand job, blowjob or even full service is possible if you pay extra. Brothels are illegal. I’d often say that you can find one if you ask around, but that’s not the case in Helsinki.
There are usually a handful of streetwalkers around the Flamingo shopping mall if you’re desperate. That’s where the erotic restaurants come into play. A number of restaurants in central Helsinki opened their doors to prostitutes. The girls pay the owners a cut so they can chill inside and look for customers. Everyone wins, working girls get clients while the restaurants get more traffic.