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helsinki to tallin

Which is the best way to go from Helsinki to Tallin. What city other than Helsinki do you recommend for a DAY TOUR. Which are the good finnish restaurants that are not tourist traps in Helsinki?

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1. Re: helsinki to tallin

1. Best in what way? Helicopter (Copterline) is fastest, Eckerö Line is (usually) cheapest. There are three other ferry services, all of which are best in some respects.

2. Porvoo is handy, but of course it depends on your interests. What are they?

3. Basically the restaurants around Pohjoisesplanadi with signage mainly in English fall into the tourist trap category. Anywhere else, take your pick.

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2. Re: helsinki to tallin

Thanks I meant if the VIKING LINE OR TALLINK line which one is better. We want to take a day tour to see the real feel of the country and its people. Is Porvoo a scenic town? Thank for your help

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3. Re: helsinki to tallin

I'd pick Viking of those two. The close-up view of Helsinki harbor and Suomenlinna is spectacular, and the terminal is more conveniently located than Tallink's.

Porvoo is a very good choice for a day trip from Helsinki.

Edited: 2:40 am, June 29, 2012
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4. Re: helsinki to tallin

Thank you JohntheFinn for the info

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5. Re: helsinki to tallin

There are small faster boat going to tallinn as well, if you dont have a car with you. Superseacats, eckerø, linda line are all going back and forth. Not too expensive either.

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6. Re: helsinki to tallin

Tallink is easy and convenient, I have use it coiple times.

http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/

Porvoo is beautiful:

visitfinland.com/article/summertown-porvoo/

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7. Re: helsinki to tallin

"There are small faster boat going to tallinn as well, if you dont have a car with you. Superseacats, eckerø, linda line "

It's been several years since Superseacat was on the route, Eckerö doesn't have any fast vessels. If you want to cross the gulf in less than 2 hours by boat Linda Line is the only option. Linda is a good pick during the summer, but in the autumn the risk for cancellation increases.

Edited: 3:34 pm, June 30, 2012
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8. Re: helsinki to tallin

As a side notice to Polarbear's comment about Eckerö Line: for the time being they really do not have a fast ship. However, they've already acquired a new vessel (ex MS Moby Freedom, to be named MS Finlandia) which will replace MS Nordlandia this autumn. It is a fast ferry (actually a sister ship of Tallink's MS Superstar).

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