Helsinki Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. The Finnish drivers

    Having just returned from Helsinki I didn't realize cars driving extraordinarily fast, and I felt safe on pedestrian crossings. I really don't understand what the people below experienced. Only the...

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  • 2. Toilets

    Having a bowel disease, sometimes I need to get the toilet in a rush. Whilst Helsinki is a vibrant, modern city, it's a bit annoying that for some toilets you...

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  • 3. All I can think of them part 1 of 2

    In addition to my general Finland warnings or dangers here's all I can add concerning Helsinki.Animals, insects etc. are no problem except very seldom some pet...

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  • 4. All I can think of them part 2 of 2

    IF YORE LOOKING FOR TROUBLEIn City-lehti a free magazine that comes out twice a month (in English 4 a year) somebody asked a few years ago which is the pub...

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  • 5. General Safety

    Helsinki is one of the safest capitals in the world. The only one thing you might find a bit daunting are the vast number of drunks that you can see around the...

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  • 6. Pickpocketers in the tram/restaurants

    In the past few summer weekends, there has been a number of incidents in the trams where people have been robbed of their wallets, either from their handbags or...

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  • 7. Wintertime - slippery tram stops

    Winter has come again so I guess it is time to remind our visitors that tram stops can be a bit slippery. This has something to do with people standing on snow...

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  • 8. Crossing Streets - Walk Signs Change Differently

    Crossing streets in Helsinki can be a bit of a hazard if you aren't paying attention carefully. Each individual crossing has it's own walk/don't walk light, and...

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  • 9. Expensive parking

    This is a warning: if you are traveling by car and want to park in the centre of the city, think twice about it... Parking is hard to find and - what's more -...

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  • 10. Midsummer Weekend

    The first weekend before 21st June is a holiday that leaves Helsinki closed and desertedI arrived on the weekend of the summer solstice. I'd heard the Finns...

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  • 11. Pedestrian crossing at red light

    When we stod at the crossing I saw everybody waiting for the red light to turn green even though there were no cars comming in either direction so I (as always...

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  • 12. Tram

    Watch out for the Trams. For a person who is not used to Trams can be really dangerous, ALWAYS look before you cross the street, they can go really fast and it...

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  • 13. Colorado / Margarita’s

    I heard complains from friends about cheating on your credit cards here as well of the quality of services, so maybe better to stay away from such places.There...

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  • 14. Beggars, Panhandlers et al

    It seems that there has been an increase in the number of people who are begging in the streetsm of the capital. In previous years, there has been some beggars...

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  • 15. UK travel adapters cannot be found anywhere!!!

    When you go to Helsinki (or anywhere in Finland), take your own travel adapter with you - especially if you are travelling from the UK and have got any...

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  • 16. People who've got a BIG drinking problem

    If you do go around the lovely, but less centrally located Helsinki parks in Summer, be aware that unfortunately the warm weather encourages many Finns to drink...

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  • 17. Linda Line reliability

    The Linda Line ferry company between Tallinn and Helsinki, tried to bump us down to tourist class from our pre-booked first class tickets and also onto a later...

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  • 18. Where not to go at night

    Helsinki is a very safe place to move around in, even during night. Standard street smart rules apply, but girls don't need to be overly scared. As usual avoid...

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  • 19. The seagulls

    In Helsinki, especially near by the sea, in the boulevard or the market square there are lots of seagulls, not only that they might drop something on you, but...

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  • 20. Buss unions vs. city govt

    I don't know what the problem is, but two of the last four winters that I have been in Helsinki the buss drivers have been on strike and there has been almost...

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  • 21. Not edible!

    If I go to a supermarket in a new country, I usually like to try new foods. In this case I was in the 'snack foods' isle and came across 'Maissi Naksuja'. I...

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  • 22. Kaisaniemi Park

    Not a very pleasant place after dark. People should be careful if walking there alone.There might be drunken people and junkies there. During the day,...

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  • 23. CENTRAL RAILWAY ST.

    BE CAREFUL IN THE EVENINGS AT THE STATION AND IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS. AVOID MOVING ALONE ESPECIALLY WITH BAGS.ALSO BE AWERE OF YOUTH-GANGS IN THE DARK HOURS...

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  • 24. Stop a local bus

    When using local buses it seems that you have to hold out your arm to signal the driver to stop for you. If you don't signal, the bus may pass the stop without...

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  • 25. Tricky weather

    Although this is not really danger or warning, beware of the weather in Finland. You never know it’s ways. We were visiting in early August but we had massive...

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Helsinki is quite safe place to be at day and even by night. Of course you must use your common sense, and maybe not wonder at darkest alleys alone and drunken, or keep your wallet open or...

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