Hi everybody, we are coming to Rovaniemi for Christmas. Have booked accom. But the flights from Helsinki are horribly expensive and the night train booked out. I am considering hiring a car. I know its approx 600km...as we come from Australia this distance is usual for us. But given the snow etc is the route easily drivable in mid-Dec?
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 want to catch a bus from Turku directly to Helsinki Airport for saturday 15 of june.
our flight is at 13.45.
is the 9.30am bus from Turku a good option? according to their site we'll be at the airport at 11.40 but has anyone done this route? is it really 2 hours and 10 minutes as they say or the traffic may cause big delay?
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?
I was after some advice on what to do once we check out of the snow hotel (in January) if our flight does not depart till 21.20. We are travelling with 3 small kids and realise it is going to be very cold at night so had hoped someone might have an idea of where we could go. Is there any hotels that we could book as a day room?
Thanks in advance
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.
1 AY5002 02SEP Sydney to Bangkok 0940 1635
2 AY 090 03SEP Bangkok to Helsinki 0855 1520
3 AY 873 03SEP Helsinki to Paris 1605 1810
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.
we'll have 48h in Tampere arriving there by train at 11.00am (wednesday) and leaving at 9.00am (friday).
We'll be staying 2km west of the train station.
1.Does it make any sense to have a card for the buses (10e for 48h) or we can just walk around these 2 days?
2.what about the city card? it costs 31e for 48h but what attraction does it include?
for the moment the only attractions I have on my list is Lenin Museo and some central churches. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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?
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