My friend and I been invited to another friend's wedding in Finland which means we'll be there from Aug. 30th - Sep. 2nd. The wedding ceremony is on the 31st in Espoo and the party is in Rauma on the 1st, so a little travelling is going to be involved - due to this we'll probably be staying in Helsinki (also because we'll have all of Friday afternoon and evening with nothing to do).
I have a few questions in regards to my time in Helsinki.
1) Does anyone have a recommendation for a good hotel? We can at most afford €400 in all.
1b) I've been looking at the Scandic Paasi which opens in August. How is the location in regards to the city centre?
2) What is there to do in Helsinki on a Friday evening for two twenty-somethings (male and female)?
3) I've been told that there's a bus which goes from Helsinki to Rauma, anyone know how much this costs and how long the trip is?
3b) Would it be easier just to rent a car for two days and use that to get to both Espoo and Rauma?
Thanks so much for any help given!