What to do during a 14-hour layover in Helsinki?
I headed straight to club from the airport. Apollo seemed like a very popular place among locals to party since I met a girl on the airport bus who also had friends that were going, and who ended up going there with me!
The 10€ cover charge was annoying, but the venue is huge with separate areas for a lounge, a big dance floor, balcony area, and even a stage. On the Saturday night that I was there, I swore the DJ was playing remixes of Top 40s songs, but I eventually made my way to the stage and discovered that it was actually a live band! (I guess that's why they call it Apollo Live Club...) I would have never guessed it was live music judging by the sound quality. Very impressive; and it made me feel better about the cover seeing that I paid for both a party and a show!
Top 40s continued to play after the band was done. The crowd continued to have a great vibe, and I had a great time during my brief stay partying with the Finns!