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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
From EUR44.00
Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
"This private tour can start anywhere within Helsinki area depending on your choice and tours run between 9am and 4pm.On the tour you can take a full advantage of this opportunity to discover this beautiful city: Helsinki is one of Europe’s most m yet remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years. You will have a chance to visit:the Senate Square and Lutheran cathedral elegant Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) unique T"""This private guided sightseeing tour takes you through the main parts of the city of Helsinki avoiding crowds and queues. The tour is specially designed for those who appreciate individual approach quality information and flexibility. You will be offered the best city guides and vehicles to meet your expectations. Your tour can start from anywhere in the city including your hotel or other accommodation."
From EUR65.00
Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
"Helsinki is one of Europe’s most modern and culturally progressive cities yet remains in touch with an intriguinghistory stretching back over 450 years.Take a full advantage of this opportunity to discover this beautiful city. Firstly you will have a chance to visit the Senate Square and Lutheran cathedral elegant Uspenski Cathedral unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church and Sibelius Monument. Continue to an open air museum at Seurasaari the best recreational spot the city has to offer.Get a glimpse of how Finns spend their free time and hear stories about real Finnish saunas. In the end of the tour our guide will take you to the Market Square and show you iconic Finnish foods."""
From EUR65.00

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Tips (25)

Limousine transfers between Vantaa and Helsinki

There is a bit more luxurious way to get from Vantaa to Helsinki and back, it's by renting a stretch limousine or other types of high class car with chauffeur that
Aug 03, 2015

New train connection to the Airport from July 2015

There is now a new connection by train to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from Helsinki central station. You can travel from the Airport to Tikkurila, Pasila, or Helsinki central station by commuter train (I...
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Jun 26, 2015

Ways of getting from HEL airport to Helsinki city

How to get from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki city? One has three optionsa) a taxi - fare for one person around 35 EUR at day time. (HEL a/p to Holiday Inn city centre)b) public buses - fare: single...
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Dec 11, 2014

ba British airways check in

Be warned that ba only runs 2 flights a day and so they only man their desks for 2h prior to closing the gates. There is no bag drop otherwise if you arrive early. Little to do otherwise land side in...
Oct 27, 2014

British Airways has no self check-in at Helsinki

WARNING: If you are flying from Helsinki with British Airways you have to print your boarding pass before coming to the airport or you will end up queuing to the TWO (!) check-in desks BA operates at...
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Jun 29, 2013

Bus Connections to/from airport

There are two bus connections between the main railway station and Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Finnair shuttle bus leaves from platform 30 in Elielin aukio which is - looking from the south - on the left...
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Aug 15, 2011

Vantaa Int Airport

Vantaa is a nice spacious modern airport with all facilities you need as a traveller.From this airport there is a shuttle bus to Helsinki Central Station.When arriving here it looks like there is no...
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Apr 04, 2011

Taxi! Inform yourself on the prices first

If you're trying to go to the airport from Helsinki centre or vice versa, and you decided you would like to call a taxi, I would suggest that you inform yourself on the rates first, otherwise one way...
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Aug 17, 2010


Thanks to Finnair, Helsinki's international airport is one of the busiest in Europe, and a busy hub for the Baltics and intercontinental planes. Most European capitals have direct flights to Helsinki,...
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Jul 12, 2009

From the airport to the centre

The easiest and probably the cheapest way to get to the city is by bus. Bus no. 615 leaves in every 10-15 mins from platform 21 in front of terminal 2. A single ticket costs 3,80 € and you can buy it...
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Aug 06, 2008

Public bus to the airport

Apart from the more expensive Finnair bus there is the local but fast bus number 615 that run between the airport and the railway station in the city center. There are a few request stops inbetween....
Apr 25, 2008

Small but perfectly formed!

I always enjoy travelling through Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The experience is pleasant, and although it is a relatively small international airport - it has a great atmosphere and there are many shops,...
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Mar 09, 2008
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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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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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