Travel suggestions for Helsinki

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Notso Swift

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Oct 2016

Total posts 31

I will add to the GLO's for value and pleasantly comfortable

The design area is a good please to stay, 5 min walk to the centre and plenty to do locally.
If you are a shopper be prepared that, despite reputation, Gertrude Street is just as good for design ;)
I think the Airport train is over rated, depending on your flight time, OK for "peak" (there isn't much peak...) but the bus seemed to work better. Also add in quite a bit of walking from the train, vs dropped at the door.
Buy some Salted Licorice
Somehow I had great Mexican in Helsinki too! (from Where chef's eat).Scandi Breakfasts are good, fill up.

Finnair Asian based crews (eg HKG) are not much chop, but the Finnish based ones (that service SIN) are good

ivanb52

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Aug 2014

Total posts 6

Many good suggestions on what to see and do.

I like the Fabian Hotel.


mcs_095

Member since 06 Feb 2014

Total posts 9

We had an awesome meal at Ravintola Kuu in Helsinki last time.


An easy way to see the city is on the tram that does a large circle of the city basically - can't remember the tram number off the top of my head.

Definitely recommend checking out the National Library and the Rock Church - both great sites for a nice wander. And second the recommendation to go to the market hall down on the seaside for a yummy lunch!

paulkaz

Member since 01 Mar 2011

Total posts 32

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Last editedby Chris C. at Aug 21, 2018, 04:56 PM.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 238

Definitely endorse the idea of a tram ride. Do the circle and you'll see many aspects of the city in a fairly short time. And possibly strike up a conversation with one or two locals.

MuzzH

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Member since 22 Dec 2015

Total posts 27

Many thanks to you all for your comments and experience. I do look forward to visiting this Nordic Country!


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Safe travels to you all!

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