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Helsinki Card
"The Helsinki Card comes with a complete guidebook of all the included attractions and excellent maps of the city. With you free travel on public transport (trams metro buses train boats to the islands) as well as free entrance to all major sights and museums the Helsinki card is a great way to explore the city. You will be well equipped to get the most out of your stay in the city. The Helsinki Card also offers great value discounts such as 30% discount on the Finnair airport bus discounts on tours out of town
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SEA LIFE Helsinki Entrance Ticket
"Come and see SEA LIFE Helsinki aquarium located near Helsinki city center. With the ticket you get an entrance to the center and get to explore the SEA LIFE at your own pace. Get to know the lovely creatures that live here such as a Zebra shark Sweetie sea bass Mikko and many others! To add an interesting extra value to your visit you can purchase a guided tour (to be purchased in advance sold separately) or Behind-the-Scenes -tour (to be purchased on site). Throughout the day you can also participate on exciting fish feedings and special activities aimed for kids. The feedings happen every hour and it's highly recommended for the"""Dive into underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Helsinki! Your basic entrance ticket includes the entrance to the centre
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SEA LIFE Helsinki Super Ticket Including Free Guidebook and Behind-the-Scenes Tour
"With the Super Ticket to SEA LIFE Helsinki you get more out of your visit! By purchasing Super Ticket you have following items included in your ticket: SEA LIFE entry a guidebook Behind-the-Scenes Tour in English and a discount voucher to be used in the Shop. The guidebook will help you get to know SEA LIFE Helsinki and the fascinating creatures living there. By participating in the Behind-the-Scenes tour you will get to see what's happening on the background: Where is the food kept that is served to the creatures? Where do the SEA LIFE staff take care of the animals? Furthermore you will have a chance to ask questions from the centre's professional staff - they are more than happy to help you with all your questions! Don't forget the souvenirs! By purchasing the Super Ticket you receive a discount coupon which you can use in the on-site souvenir shop - a perfect way to end your visit!"
From EUR21.00

City Bikes Tips (12)

They are coming back!

These city bikes have been gone for a couple of years, but don't worry! The city has decided to take them back and they will be back this year! It's definitely worth to rent a bicycle in Helsinki and bicycle around in downtown! It's not expensive, it's better for the environment and it's healthy for you and give you a unique chanse to see Helsinki in your own pace. Enjoy!

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Luckell
May 08, 2013

Citybike

If you don't want to walk around the city, you could lend a Citybike in the summer. There are 26 stands in the centre of Helsinki from where you can get a Citybike for your own use by paying a deposit of 2 €.

You should put a coin in the coin slot. After you have finished cycling, you can return the bike to any Citybike Stand. When returning your bike you just remove the coin from the coin slot.

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Pomska
Apr 04, 2011

Hire a bike

Check the following link:
http://www.greenbike.fi/vuokraus_en.html

You can see all rental prices from the pages but for example 3-speed bike for a day is 25€ and for a week 75 €.

Place is quite near to the railway station(walking distance).

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TarjaH
Aug 06, 2010

Explore Helsinki by City Bike

Helsinki can be explored by free City Bikes. This system exists since June 2000. About 300 City Bikes are available from 26 stands all over the town. The bikes have a locking mechanism which can be unlocked by a 2 Euro coin as a deposit.
The bikes have solid tires, only one gear and a map attached to the front which shows the boundary that the City Bike must remain inside.

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HORSCHECK
Nov 12, 2005
 
 
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Cheap and healthy

There are maybe hundreds of them, offered for free (ok, there is a deposit of 2 euros, but it's returned when you bring the bike back to one of the parking points), each one having a map).
And to use them is really easy, as there are lot of bycicle lanes.
A convenient way to explore the city centre.
Try them!

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sifrim
Apr 23, 2004

With a green bike through the city

Helsinki City Transportation offers city bikes to tourists and locals.
In the city there are 25 bike stands where you can take one of the green bikes at any time for a ride through Helsinki for free.
You just have to insert a 2 Euro coin, which will be given back to you after returning your bike to another stand.

One of these bike stands is located at the railway station, another one you can find near the harbour. All of the stands are in downtown Helsinki as the bikes are meant to be used in the city centre only.

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Knutt
Sep 04, 2003

Colourful bikes in Helsinki area

The bicycles are there for everyone to use. You can borrow one, use it for a ride and leave it at your destination.
The bikes are provided by Helsingin kaupunki, and that's why they're called citybikes. They're here, I saw one on May 17, 2003..

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Soili
May 18, 2003

Getting around in Helsinki has...

Getting around in Helsinki has become easier as last summer there appeared new citybikes. There's about 300 of these colorful bikes around the city. There's a 2E collateral. You put the coin, and you can use the bike, when you return it to one of the stands you get your 2E back.

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Mar 18, 2003

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Bike bike bike!

Citybike is a practical way to get around town. There are 25 stands in the centre of Helsinki from where you can get a Citybike for your own use by paying a deposit of FIM 10. After you have finished cycling, you can return the bike to any City-bike Stand to await the next person needing a bike.

Facilities for cycling are very good in Helsinki and getting better all the time. Visitors need not be stuck for a bike, either, because there are several places that rent them out. A spin along one of the seaside roads in a refreshing summer breeze is an experience to be remembered. And of course a bike extends your range a good deal further than you could get on foot and puts far more of the city’s recreational areas within your reach.

The City Tourist Office will be glad to give you cycleway maps and other information about cycling in Helsinki
Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau
Pohjoisesplanadi 19, FIN-00100 Helsinki

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Scandic
Jan 29, 2003

Walking! Helsinki is not that...

Walking! Helsinki is not that big city, and there is no hills to climb, so walking is the best choice!

Ther is also the public bikes (see picture from http://members.aol.com/humorme81/helsinki.htm), with is a great scandinavian idea. Place a coin and you can get around all day long, after using the bike you just put it back to any bike parking place and you get your coin returned.

Perhaps you may want to take the public transportation (with is very good) without pay, my advice is ... don't do that, because very often they check the tickets, and you may get into trouble...

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Kinho
Aug 26, 2002

If you have time, walking is a...

If you have time, walking is a good (and cheap) way to go around the city. A nice area to take a walk in my oppinion is the Eira-area. Some of the most expencive houses of Helsinki are in Eira-area. Also Töölönlahti is a great choice.

By tram you can get everywhere in the central Helsinki. For sightseeing try number 3. It passes the Opera house, Temppelinaukio Church, Kaivopuisto and the Market Square.

In the summertime Helsinki has bikes all around the city center to rent just for 10 Fim. They are called 'City bikes' and have a map of the city attached to them too.

Metro takes you from the west side of the city to the east side, but not to the north yet.
And with busses and local trains you can get everywhere you desire.

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katlau
Aug 24, 2002

City bikes
Great and easy way...

City bikes

Great and easy way to explore Helsinki. All you need is a 10FIM deposit - probably 2€ now.

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Tomtom-Paris
Sep 12, 2002

Things to Do Near Helsinki

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Kauppatori (Market Square & Market Hall)

The old covered market of Helsinki, known as Vanha kauppahalli (Old Market Hall) is located by the harbour just south of the Esplanade. It was built in 1889 by the architect Gustaf Nyström. It...
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Ateneum

Finland's largest collection of art is housed at this museum, known as the Ateneum. It was designed in 1887 by the architect Theodor Höijer who decorated the façade with busts of famous Classical...
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Finlandia Talo Huset Hall

Finnish people always seemed to be very proud of Finlandia Hall. I never found it all that attractive to look at, but that's because I prefer old buildings. However, I did attend several concerts...
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Suomen Kansallismuseo (The National Museum of Finland.)

The National Museum of finland presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The permanent exhibitions of the National Museum are divided into...
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Helsingin Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral)

Helsinki is famed for its architects, but it was a German, Carl Ludvig Engel, who laid out Senate Square and designed the Lutheran Cathedral. After a fire destroyed most of Helsinki during its...
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Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church

The Temppeliaukio Kirkko was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. Construction began in 1968 and was finished a year later in 1969. The architects chose a rocky outcrop rising...
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