I have an upcoming meeting with a friend in Helsinki. She is not from Helsinki, and is not very often there. I want to take her out from the most famous downtown. What I would like to know is, what cafes in for example Sörnäinen, Helsinki, can you recommend very much? I want it to be something really nice! I'm really not for chains, so don't tell me to go to Picnic or something like that, haha. I don't know very much about Sörnäinen, or Hakaniemi, so I'm really in need of help. Thank you very much!
How can i go from Helsinki airport to Oulu?
I need some advice about where I can find tail coats for rent in Helsinki. I know it can be difficult to find, but I don't need it right now, I just need to reserve it for an upcoming party. I'm happy if it's not the most expensive shop, I just have to get that tail coat. Thank you!
I am visiting Helsinki for 2nights from 29th Nov - 1stDec, would appreciate inputs -
1) weather during my time of visit. Since I am travelling from India I want to ensure I carry required clothing in my handbag which I might need to use after I've landed from a warm place.
2) Things to do?. I treating and fun things to do? Is it worth trying the sauna? We are a couple, any suggestions on good saunas? Suggestions for nice restaurants and good and safe bars?
We will be foot passengers ....will we need a reservation? We will be travelling in 2 weeks. I'd like to leave from West a Terminal as we will be arriving from St Petersburg and this is our arrival port.
Does anyone know how to get from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Helsinki to the Exhibition and Convention Center? Is there public transportation? Does anyone know how much cab fare would be between these two places?
Will be in Helsinki in mid October. Any consignment shops or resale boutiques with gently used furs (size 16 US) , finnish jewelry (necklace or bracelet with ornament detail) and leather handbags? Plus, I would love to find good, used wooden clarinet. Also, looking for nice leather shoes for women, size 11 US. Would like to take tour while there on weekend and visit nice flea market. On a budget. Appreciate any info.
Advice and suggestion on wht to do in 3.5 days in each locations would be appreciated.
In August we will travel from Helsinki to Tallin and plan to take a ferry. Is it convenient to book it in advance?
Thanks in advance.
I am arriving by ferry from Tallinn (no vehicle) ; What is the best / easiest way to get from the ferry terminal to the airport.
In all supermarkets they have they same food, is it possible to find somewhere in Helsinki some private food shops with european food? Which does not belong to S or K group? Like they have in Eira 2 small shops, where I can find Italian products.
I wil land late at around 12:00mid night on 11 JULY, looking for a hotel which is in city center with convenient transportation in mid night, with good price.
How about Best Western Hotel Haaga? some say it's quite remote.
And we will leave on 13 July at 11pm by flight, do you think it's feasible and worthy to travel to Tallin for day trip or overnight?
I will be studying abroad there in the fall and need to be there by August 16th but cannot get into my apartment until September 2nd. Do you have any recommendations of very cheap places to stay?
As a British national, could I use the Russian embassy in Helsinki while there on holiday to get a visa to travel to St. Petersburg just for a couple of days?
Are flights from Helsinki to Stockholm pretty cheap? Where's the best place to get them, please? Thanks!
The annual Tall Ships Race in Helsinki is coming closer. It will be 17-20-7-2013 this year. It's an enormous event when over 100 huge, old ships are competing! I have never seen this before and my question to you is: Where is the best place to be for watching this awesome event? I really look forward to it and I encourage all of you to be there! There is a lot more to do and see also. Be there!
We plan to see RUSH at Hartwall Arena tomorrow. It seems the concert will last 3 hours (tickets write it starts at 20.00) so I wonder how we will return back home (siilitie metro station) if we get out of the concert hall after 23.20.
Will we have have time to return to the center and catch the metro?
If not which buses should we take?
we plan to visit Espoo on sunday. Does it really worth it? what can we see there? reading about it I realize it is a big city with ugly buildings that probably is a bit boring for the average tourist and hard to navigate without a car.
The only thing that seems interesting is Nuuksio National park that has some nice trails. I still dont know how we can reach it from Helsinki (starting from Siilitien metroasema).
Do we have to take a bus to Espoo first? which stop? and then another bus to the park? I see 28 goes to southern part of the park but I dont know where it departs in Espoo.
how can I reach Siilitien metroasema from the airport without a taxi?
we will have 5 day regional two zone-ticket.
we arrive at the aiport at 13.00 on a weekday
we'll be in helsinki for 5 days, staying near Siilitien metroasema.
Including the metro ride we will use public transport twice a day (some days 4), .
what is the best option for us? is the 5 day ticket the best option? does it include the ride from the airport the first day or is it a different zone?
As someone who works in wholesale travel, I have booked super cheap flights to Europe with QF/AY on a travel agent special.
I am concerned about the short transit time in HEL though. Anyone offer any tips on whether they have achieved the transit? I have heard that HEL is a good quick airport.
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Hi there! What is your best tip for celebrating vappu in Helsinki? I'm not interested in alcohol but tell me something I just can't miss, please! Have a nice festival everybody! :-)
Hi Will be arriving in Helsinki on cruise ship on 10th May will only have a few hours about 7 to discover the beautiful city, am happy to walk so please can anyone give me ideas to make the most of my time here,thanks x
I've heard that there is a Restaurant Day in Helsinki every year. It is a popular event that started in Helsinki a couple of years ago and have spread over the whole world. It's a day when anybody can have a restaurang of their own in a whole day and sell food in different ways. If I'm right there are more than one restaurang day/year. My question to you is: When is the next Restaurant Day? I would like to be a part of it.
Thanks for answer!
Can I take bus from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Mikkelin? I will arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa airport at 03:00pm on June 7,2013. your any advices will be welcomed and thanks in advance.
Hi All, coming to Helsinki with a cruise ship for a few hours. Any suggestions how to get to tourist places from there and places for drink and eat, all replies are very much appreciated
best place to buy shoes in Helsinki?
How safe is it for a woman to travel alone at night (about 11 pm) from Airport to Mannerheimintie by Taxi?
My dad and i are going on a Scandinavia cruise and are at a toss-up when it comes to picking the excursion for Helsinki. We have narrowed it down to 2 tours. Both are the same except one has a "visit" to Sibelius Park and Monument and the other Sees (not actually visits) Suomenlinna Fortress. Any opinions?
Thirty years ago when I was in Helsinki in January or early February we went to a park where there was a kind of flea market and also some huge ice scupltures (including a giant WC).
All I recall apart from that is there seemed to be apartments across the road on at least one side of the park. I think it was a Saturday, the stalls were selling new items displayed on long tables - clothing craft, jewellery etc (not a flea market). I am sure it was winter as there was snow everywhere and my feet were frozen!
Does the market or the ice scuplture display still exist and if so, where is it and when is the market held?